Harmoni-CA (EU)

Harmonised Modelling Tools for Integrated River Basin Management

In order to support the implementation of the Water Framework Directive, the European Commission has established a cluster on Integrated Catchment Water Modelling (CatchMod). The objective of this cluster is the development of common harmonised modelling tools and methodologies for the integrated management of water at river basin or sub-basin scales, including the interface to the coastal zone. Within the CatchMod cluster, the project Harmoni-CA (Contract no: EVK1-2001-00192) has the objective to create a forum for unambiguous communication, information exchange and harmonisation of the use and development of ICT-tools relevant to integrated river basin management, and the implementation of the WFD. Harmoni-CA is a large-scale concerted action, meaning that it does not carry out a research project, but synthesised available knowledge with the help of knowledge providers such as researchers. Typical actions of Harmoni-CA are meetings and workshops, leading to synthesis reports and guidances. One of the tasks of the Harmoni-CA project, is defined within Harmoni-CA Work package 2 “TOOLBOX”. The objective of the "Toolbox" is to provide easy and guided access to approved (benchmarked) ICT-tools necessary for the development of River Basin Management Plans in the form of an open, flexible, scientific sound toolbox for present and future integrated, harmonised ICT-tools. Easy access is not limited to technical access to resources through a web-site but also includes training material, demo case studies, protocols dealing with conditions for utilisation, rights of ownership, intellectual property rights and finance.

Project duration: 2002-10-01 - 2007-09-30

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Veronique Vandenberghe
Department of Applied Mathematics, Biometrics and Process Control
Coupure Links 653
9000 Gent
Tel: +32 9 264 6196
Fax: +32 9 264 6220
Email: Harmoni-CA.WP2@biomath.ugent.be

Last update: 01 december 2008, webmaster@biomath.ugent.be

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