Project

INTERREG IVB project CLIWAT - Adaptive and sustainable water management and protection of society and nature in an extreme climate

Duration
01 September 2008 → 01 March 2012
Funding
European funding: various
Promotor
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Geology
Keywords
hydrogeology climate change North Sea Region
 
Project description

Climate change simulations indicate that rainfall will increase in the North Sea region, however wit significant seasonal variations. This will lead to higher groundwater levels, higher flux to rivers/coastal waters and a forced outwash of nutrients and pollutants from industrial areas, agriculture and landfills. This will be investigated in an number of pilot areas along the North Sea coast.