Innovation – Develops and brings to market climaterelevant knowledge, products and services
Pan European, co-ordinated from the Netherlands
Land and water
As a result of climate change, global water resources are running scarce. However, there are a number of adaptation strategies that can be implemented, providing ways to cope with a changing environment. The Water2Invest project aims to develop a service that will allow users to assess the demand and availability of water resources and subsequently assess the effectiveness and costs of adaptation strategies to reduce the impact of climate change.
As a result of climate change, global water supplies are expected to shrink. Meanwhile, freshwater resources are in high demand for agricultural, industrial and domestic uses. Climate change causes a rise in global temperature and, in turn, increases the atmosphere’s capacity to hold water vapour. This can lead to heavy rainfall which could add to water resources, but often causes rapid movement of fresh water supplies back to oceans. Climate change is likely to cause water cycle intensification, leading to more extreme floods and droughts globally.