Tools and solutions for climate adaptation in relation to the water cycle
Technical opportunities for adapting to future climate changes have a growing research potential. Hydrological computations can be applied to evaluate the impacts of alternative adaptation strategies, including changes in groundwater abstraction, changes in stream morphology and maintenance, establishment of flood plains, fallowing agricultural areas in stream valleys, damming, etc. GEUS works with more aspects of this:
- Changes in the groundwater resource due to climate change
- Changes in abstraction for irrigation purposes and other farming effects
- Scenario descriptions in relation to large road or other construction projects
- Possible solutions to prevent salt water intrusion into groundwater aquifers
Besides, GEUS participates in a number of different activites and projects related to effects on groundwater and the exploitation hereof in natural disaster situations, as well as climate change, resilience and adaptation in relation to water resources in developing and middle-income countries.
Current projects: (in alphabetic order)
- BaltCICA: Climate Change: Impact, costs and adaptation in the Baltic Sea Region. Contact: Klaus Hinsby.
- CATALYST: Capacity development for Hazard Risk Reduction and Adaptation. Contact: Peter van der Keur.
- CLIVET: Impacts of Climate Change on Water Resources and Agriculture - and Adaptation Strategies in Vietnam and Tanzania. Contact: Simon Stisen.
- CLIWAT: Climate and Water - a transnational project in the North Sea Region. Contact: Klaus Hinsby.
- GWES: Groundwater for Emergencies. Contact: Peter van der Keur.
- NORDRESS: Nordic centre of Excellence on Resilience and Societal Security. Contact: Hans Jørgen Henriksen
- PRECIOUS: Prediction of Climatic Impacts on Pesticide Leachingn to the Aquatic Environment. Contact: Torben
- SaltCoast: Salt water
intrusion in groundwater aquifers in low-lying coastal areas - effects
of former and future sea level changes. Contact: Torben
- Water4Coast: Assessment of hydrological barriers for control of saline water intrusion into groundwater aquifers in coastal areas under a changed climate. Contact: Klaus Hinsby
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