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Research projects

Agriculture and Water Scarcity


Project number: AW165/09

Project staff: Wagner, K.; Neuwirth, J.; Janetschek, H.

Partner: The Mountain Institute, University of Savoy Paris Lodron; Universität Salzburg; Autonomous Province of Trento - Department for Territorial Planning and Environment; Federal Office for Environment; Federal Department for the Environment, Transport, Energy an Communication, Schweiz; LAG Appennino Genovese; Slovene Chamber of Agriculture and Forestry; Institute of Agriculture and Forestry Maribor; BMLFUW; Amt der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung; Amt der Kärntner Landesregierung

The period specified: 2008 - 2012

Project description: 

The EU project Alp-Water-Scarce analyses water supply and water demand in alpine regions under changing climate conditions. Modelling and integration of relevant stakeholders should contribute to an integrated water-management system, including an early warning system for water scarcity. The subproject of the Federal Institute of Agricultural Economics covers the agricultural part and analyses detailed agricultural data for pilot regions as a base for modelling. Also existing agricultural policy measures will be analysed concerning their effects on water demand of agriculture. On the basis of model results of the EU project recommendations for adaptation of agriculture to changing climate conditions and for mitigation of water scarcity will be made.

Publications

Agriculture and the Threat of Water Scarce in Alpine Regions. Final report of the research project AWI/165/09 EU, a sub-project of the EU Alpine Space project "Alp Water Scarce", 5-1-3-F. Schriftenreihe der Bundesanstalt für Agrarwirtschaft Nr. 103  >

Agricultural Risk Model for Water Scarcity, in: Book of Abstracts of the International Conference in Landscape Ecology, "Landscapes structures, functions and management: response to ecological change", Mendel University Brno,CZ-IALE  >