• WP2 (Biodiversity) will produce scenarios for all facets of biodiversity in DRNs at focal and EU scales, and will identify tipping points (e.g. drying thresholds in space and time) that should not be transgressed to maintain biodiversity in these systems. WP2 will also investigate the generality of meta-community responses to drying by comparing models developed for EU and CELAC.
    @G.Singer
    WP2 (Biodiversity) will produce scenarios for all facets of biodiversity in DRNs at focal and EU scales, and will identify tipping points (e.g. drying thresholds in space and time) that should not be transgressed to maintain biodiversity in these systems. WP2 will also investigate the generality of meta-community responses to drying by comparing models developed for EU and CELAC.
  • WP5 (Adaptive management) will implement new insights in socio-ecological and economic processes, through integrating several aspects of decision making, including impact assessment of diminishing flows, identification of mitigation and adaptation measures, cost-benefit evaluation, and identification of legislative, public acceptance and administrative barriers.
    @B.Launay
    WP5 (Adaptive management) will implement new insights in socio-ecological and economic processes, through integrating several aspects of decision making, including impact assessment of diminishing flows, identification of mitigation and adaptation measures, cost-benefit evaluation, and identification of legislative, public acceptance and administrative barriers.
  • WP1 (Hydrology) will map DRNs for the very first time at the EU and CELAC scales and will model their future development under contrasting climate change scenarios. WP1 will also produce dynamic maps of flowing and drying conditions for the focal DRNs, using a downscaling approach validated through citizen-science observations of drying events.
    @G.Singer
    WP1 (Hydrology) will map DRNs for the very first time at the EU and CELAC scales and will model their future development under contrasting climate change scenarios. WP1 will also produce dynamic maps of flowing and drying conditions for the focal DRNs, using a downscaling approach validated through citizen-science observations of drying events.
  • WP3 (Ecosystem functions) will explore the impact of drying on carbon-related ecosystem functions in DRNs (e.g. greenhouse gas emissions) by exploiting a dynamic meta-system framework that accounts for the dynamics of organic carbon sources and transport by flowing water, as well as the dependence of ecosystem functions on biodiversity and key species.
    @B.Launay
    WP3 (Ecosystem functions) will explore the impact of drying on carbon-related ecosystem functions in DRNs (e.g. greenhouse gas emissions) by exploiting a dynamic meta-system framework that accounts for the dynamics of organic carbon sources and transport by flowing water, as well as the dependence of ecosystem functions on biodiversity and key species.
  • WP4 (Ecosystem services) will assess the impact of drying on DRN ecosystem services and their values by developing innovative conceptual ecosystem service provision and valuation frameworks. WP4 will achieve understanding of the socially relevant outcomes by integrating the ecosystem functions and services with stakeholder views and the wider public’s values.
    @B.Launay
    WP4 (Ecosystem services) will assess the impact of drying on DRN ecosystem services and their values by developing innovative conceptual ecosystem service provision and valuation frameworks. WP4 will achieve understanding of the socially relevant outcomes by integrating the ecosystem functions and services with stakeholder views and the wider public’s values.

Drying rivers and climate change

Challenge

River networks are among Earth’s most threatened hot-spots of biodiversity and are essential for human well-being. However, climate change and increased human water use are causing more rivers and streams to dry, but these drying river networks (DRNs) have received little attention. DRYvER is a Horizon 2020 project, which aims to collect, analyse and model data from nine DRNs in Europe and South America to create a novel global meta-system approach that incorporates hydrology, socio-economics, ecology and biogeochemistry in order to craft strategies, tools, guidelines, and recommendations for adaptive management of river networks in the EU and worldwide.


News

Feb
01
2023
All digital images are taken for biomass determination! Check out the Tweet here!
Feb
28
2022
All the European macroinvertebrate samples are now at UP. See the counters at https://dryver.eu/metadata.
Jan
11
2023
The 3rd newsletter of DRYvER has been sent out! Read it here!
Mar
10
2022
A new DRYvER article has been published in Frontiers in Ecology and Evolutionhttps://doi.org/10.3389/fevo.2022.834548
Dec
10
2022
A new DRYvER-related article was published in Aquatic Scienceshttps://doi.org/10.1007/s00027-022-00924-w
Mar
22
2022
On Word Water Day the DRYRivERS app got some new features. The iOS version is now available and a new level-up and badge system got introduced to the app.
Dec
08
2022
A new video about DRYvER was made by WebsEdge Science. Watch it on YouTube!
Jun
28
2022
The 3rd Consortium Meeting of DRYvER is taking place in Lyon, France!

Dec
02
2022
UP tweeted: All European DRYvER macroinvertebrate samples have been sorted, identified, and all datasets are finalized.
Aug
08
2022
100% of DRYvER macroinvertebrate samples are now sorted! The identification is also making good progress. Most of the main invertebrate groups are processed at 80-90%. Check out the counters here.
Oct
21
2022
A new DRYvER article was published in Ecographyhttps://doi.org/10.1111/ecog.06199
Sep
01
2022
The second call for DRYvER STSM is open between 01-30 September 2022. It will support STSMs planned between 01/11/2022 and 31/03/2023.

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