Tools for Assessment of ClimaTe change ImpacT on groundwater and adaptation Strategies (TACTIC)

Abstract

Climate change already have widespread and significant impacts in Europe, which is expected to increase in the future. To reduce the damage, detailed assessments, based on a thorough understanding of the hydrological system, are required for the planning of optimal adaptation strategies. Groundwater plays a vital role for the inland freshwater cycle, and have the capability of buffering or enhancing the impact from extreme climate events causing droughts or floods, depending on the subsurface properties and the status of the system (dry/wet) prior to the climate event. Understanding and taken the hydrogeology into account is therefore essential in the assessment of climate change impacts. The Geological Survey Organisations in Europe acquire the necessary data and knowledge of the groundwater system and some Surveys already have high-end expertise in utilising this in climate change assessments. To streamline the assessments to produce harmonised results at EU scale, and to contribute to a general enhancement of the assessments, the Surveys will collaborate in TACTIC on the development of a research infrastructure for the advancement and harmonisation of climate change assessments utilising knowledge and data on the groundwater system, which is tested in pilots covering most climate challenges and hydrogeological conditions in Europe. Supplying data and results to a European Information Platform for storage and visualisation, TACTIC will further contribute to easy access of information relevant to climate change assessments, which may be used directly or integrated into future decision support systems.

Workpackages

WP1: Project coordination. Lead: GEUS, contact alh@geus.dk
WP2: Cross coordination, data management, interaction with GeoERA Information Platform and dissemination. Lead: GEUS
WP3: Integrated groundwater – surface water assessment of climate change. Lead: GEUS
WP4: Assessing groundwater recharge and vulnerability to climate change. Lead: BRGM and NERC
WP5: Assessment of salt-/sea water intrusion status and vulnerability. Lead IGME
WP6:  Groundwater adaptation strategies. Lead: IGME

Budget and participants

The total budget for the project is 1,799,979€ of which the participants contribute 1,265,385€ and the EC contributes 534,594€

The Participants and their contributions in terms of Man Months are:

Partner short name Participant Name Country/Region Man Months
GEUS (Coordinator) Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland Denmark

49.0

TNO Nederlandse Organisatie voor Toegepast Natuurwetenschappelijk Onderzoek Netherlands

9.0

DLT Deltares Netherlands

9.0

HGI-CGS Hrvatski Geološki Institut Croatia

16.5

GTK GeologianTutkimuskeskus Finland

3.0

BRGM Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières France

19.0

BGR Bundesanstalt für Geowissenschaften und Rohstoffe Germany

6.5

MBFSZ Mining and Geological Survey of Hungary Hungary

5.5

GSI Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment/ Geological Survey Ireland Ireland

4.5

ISPRA Istituto Superiore per la Protezione e la Ricerca Ambientale Italy

6.5

SGSS Regione Emilia-Romagna Italy

4.0

LEGMC Latvijas Vides, Geologijas Un Meteorologijas Centrs Sia Latvia

1.5

OPM Office of the Prime Minister Malta

7.0

LNEG Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia Portugal

9.0

GSS Geološki zavod Srbije Serbia

12.0

IGME Instituto Geológico y Minero de España Spain

65.0

ICGC Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya Spain

5.6

SGU Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning Sweden

5.4

GEOINFORM State Research and Development Enterprise State Information Geological Fund of Ukraine Ukraine

3.6

NERC Natural Environment Research Council United Kingdom

14.0