Part of our work is the cooperation with other EU funded projects. This explicitly asked by the European Commision. A list of topics and themes was compiled with overlaps and fields of synergy between the projects. Scientists from each group communicate, work together, try to find and exchange results, methods and solutions, join meetings of each others projects, write blog posts, newsletters, policy briefs and papers together. They build a strong community and join forces for answering the open questions in the field of freshwater research.


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OpenNESS aims to translate the concepts of Natural Capital (NC) and Ecosystem Services (ES) into operational frameworks that provide tested, practical and tailored solutions for integrating ES into land, water and urban management and decision-making. It examines how the concepts link to, and support, wider EU economic, social and environmental policy initiatives and scrutinizes the potential and limitations of the concepts of ES and NC.

For more information visit the OpenNESS website



SOLUTIONS searches for new and improved tools, models, and methods to support decisions in environmental and water policies. Therefore, the overall goal of the project is to produce consistent solutions for the large number of legacy, present and future emerging chemicals posing a risk to European water bodies with respect to ecosystems and human health.

For more information visit the SOLUTIONS website


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GLOBAQUA - Managing The Effects Of Multiple Stressors On Aquatic Ecosystems Under Water Scarcity

The main aim of GLOBAQUA is to achieve a better understanding on how current water management practices and policies could be improved by identifying their main drawbacks and alternatives.

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AQUACROSS is a Horizon 2020 project which aims to support EU efforts to protect aquatic biodiversity and ensure the provision of aquatic ecosystem services. As such, AQUACROSS seeks to advance knowledge and application of ecosystem-based management (EBM) for aquatic ecosystems to support the timely achievement of the EU 2020 Biodiversity Strategy targets.

For more information vistit the AQUACROSS website.