Management of urban water resources in Central Europe facing climate change


Management of urban water resources in Central Europe facing climate change

Duretion of the project:
01.04.2023 - 31.03.2026

Head of project:
dr inż. Grzegorz Gzyl


  • Główny Instytut Górnictwa (Poland - Leader),
  • Urząd Miejski w Jaworznie (Poland),
  • Urząd Miejski w Novy Bydzov (Czech Republic),
  • Uniwersytet Techniczny w Libercu (Czech Republic),
  • Urząd Miejski Stuttgart (Germany),
  • Politechnika Mediolańska (Italy),
  • Konsorcjum rekultywacyjne East Ticino Villoresi (Italy),
  • Służba Geologiczna Słowenii (Slovenia),
  • Kanalizacyjna Spółka Publiczna Vodovod Snaga (Slovenia),
  • Wydział Inżynierii Geotechnicznej (Poland)
  • Uniwersytet w Zagrzebiu (Croatia),
  • Urząd Miasta Varazdin (Croatia).

Climate changes (CC) pose a risk to water resources availability in many Central Europe countries. The regions need to increase resilience to extreme weather events as urban droughts and floods as well as depletion of urban groundwater resources. Both falling groundwater levels in long term and the excessive amounts of water in short period become urgent risks to be tackled by adequate water management practises. The project aims to enhance the capacity of regions in Central Europe for climate change resilience in the aspect of urban water resources management by joint development of climate change adaptation solutions. The project solutions to be adopted by public administrations and water management bodies will result in a change in water management and spatial planning practices to increase the resilience to climate change in regions. The cooperation network of 11 organisations will jointly develop and implement 6 pilot actions, 8 solutions, 6 action plans and strategies to the benefit of cities, regions and related water management and water supply organisations. All the jointly developed solutions within the pilot actions will have innovative character and have not been used so far in the involved regions. As a result, the solutions adopted by public administration (already during project lifetime) will bring the change in practices of water management and spatial planning to increase the resilience to climate change in regions. In three years of cooperation we expect that undertaken activities and established cooperations will allow to increase awareness of local and regional policy makers through implementation of joint developed good practices to climate change adaptation of regions in the context of urban water management. Working at transnational level will increase the knowledge transfer to reduce barriers to effective climate change adaptation of regions.


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