CLISWELN

 

Title

 

Climate Services for the Water-Energy-Land Nexus

Lead PI Cremades Roger, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Zentrum für Material- und Küstenforschung GmbH, Germany

Partner PIs

  • Mitter Hermine, Universität für Bodenkultur Wien, Austria
  • Martínez-Vilalta Jordi, Centre de Recerca Ecològica i Aplicacions Forestals – Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications, Spain
  •  Nicu Costi, National Institute for Research and Development in Forestry “Marin Dracea", Romania
Funding agencies  DLR, BMWFW, MINECO, UEFISCDI

Abstract

The aim of CLISWELN is to advance the provision of Climate Services (CS) for drought-related decision making, by using the water-energy-land nexus (WELN) to integrate the cross-sectoral links of drought-risk management with further synergistic co-benefits between the provision of climate services and long-term societal objectives like sustainable land planning, mitigation of CO2 emissions and other locally relevant policy targets connected with the Sustainable Development Goals. CLISWELN will study case studies with conflicting water uses dealing with cities, regions and river basins that have specific drought-related vulnerabilities: large amounts of water used for bioenergy, suboptimal forest management compromising water availability downstream, and a vulnerable touristic sector operating in the dry season. The cases are substantially conditioned by the links captured by the WELN, the stakeholders lack tools to understand all its implications, and considering the WELN is necessary for achieving policy coherence with long-term societal objectives. CLISWELN will make the impact of the project last beyond its timeline. CLISWELN will create and foster a meeting point for bringing together a variety of experiences, know-how and approaches from each case study, focusing on reduced risks, and on the economic and environmental benefits of considering CS from an integrated WELN perspective.