• 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.

Drying rivers and climate change

DRYvER Final Event (23-25 September 2024)

The registration for the Final Event of DRYvER is open for everyone!

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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.


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Jul
04
2024
New article by DRYvERians was published in Limnology and Oceanography LettersCheck it here!
Nov
22
2023
The recording of the 2nd webinar is available on YouTube!
Jun
19
2024
Registration for participating online on the Final Event of DRYvER is open for everyone!
Nov
23
2023
The latest article related to DRYvER has just been published in Nature Reviews Earth & Environment. Check out the full article here.
Mar
05
2024
The recording of the 5th webinar is available on YouTube!
Nov
27
2023
The 3rd DRYvER webinar will take place on December 13, 11:00-12:00. Topic: "Predicting changes in ecosystem functions in DRNs." Register here!
Feb
23
2024
Another new publication is available Hydrology and Earth System Sciences!
Dec
13
2023
The recording of the 3rd webinar is available on YouTube!
Feb
22
2024
A new article was published by DRYvERians in Limnology and Oceanography!
Jan
16
2024
The 5th DRYvER newsletter was sent out! Check it out here!
Feb
06
2024
The recording of the 4th webinar is available on YouTube!
Jan
17
2024
The 4th Webinar is starting at 11:00. Event and registration.

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