Most of the policy briefs highlight the key interventions that were discussed in the workshops, including developing alternative water sources, demand management measures, and general measures to strengthen the governance of the water sector. Each of the briefs provides a description and general context for the intervention, a summary of [...]
Foresight and decision support
activities such as: critical thinking concerning long-term developments, debate and effort to create wider participatory democracy, shaping the future, especially by influencing public policy etc.
The report starts with a review exploring the concept of how different users bestow "value" on water and water services, and how this value might be assessed. The report then shifts to examining the different costs associated with water services, along with different models for setting water tariff structures and [...]
The results of the project AIRCRAFTFIRE have different expected impacts on fire safety in aeronautics. The impacts follow the work programme performed by the AIRCRAFTFIRE consortium. AIRCRAFTFIRE will mainly: - evaluate the new fire threat induced by the massive use of composites in aeronautics; - provide flammability, toxicity and burning [...]
It is an ad-hoc software tool for evaluating alternative scenarios for the management of post-consumer packaging waste, enabling the selection of more sustainable waste management practices, in accordance with the current European policy principles. The tool is intended to be used directly by the local municipalities and waste management entities [...]
An optimal combination of simulation models has been chosen for ROMAIR to embrace a complex reality and to obtain accurate monitoring and air quality forecasting. The inclusion of a LIDAR within the project aimed at increasing the accuracy of the models and to provide access to innovative modelling technologies.
The ROMAIR LIFE+ project has provided Romania and the Bucharest Region with a complete and reliable air quality monitoring and forecast system, similar to the systems used daily in other places in Europe, thus leading to a better mastering of air quality. Such an approach is fully in line with [...]
SmartSOIL focuses on arable and mixed farming systems in Europe and will develop an innovative approach using the soil C flow and stocks concept to assess the impact of C management on crop productivity, soil organic C (SOC) stocks and other ecosystem services. SmartSOIL will develop a decision support tool [...]
JOLISAA aimed to assess and learn from past and ongoing experiences in three countries in Africa (Benin, Kenya and South Africa) with multi-stakeholder approaches to agricultural innovation development, particularly looking at the role of local knowledge and innovation in the process. JOLISAA synthesised findings and lessons learnt by combining joint [...]
Concepts for innovative mining methods for deep deposits (steep and flat), leading to improved resource efficiency through higher extraction rates (20% and more), a higher selectivity of extraction (10 to 20%) together with a 20% higher deposit utilisation as well as increasing productivity and decreasing production costs by 20%.
The main objective was to develop a comprehensive set of robust guidelines (WP5) for infrastructure decision makers and power distributors regionally as well as across Europe. These guidelines are based on the extensive regional and trans-national scenario studies. They consist of strategies, recommendations and criteria for more efficient integration of [...]