• WP2: Sampling protocols are ready to be used in each DRN! They will be used at the beginning of 2021 to assess biodiversity of microbes, macroinvertebrates and fish, and to measure local environmental variables in 20 sites scattered across each DRN.
    @B.Launay
    WP2: Sampling protocols are ready to be used in each DRN! They will be used at the beginning of 2021 to assess biodiversity of microbes, macroinvertebrates and fish, and to measure local environmental variables in 20 sites scattered across each DRN.
  • Within DRYvER we aim at generating a so far not existing impression on the chemical composition and diversity of particulate organic matter in six river networks. The tool of our choice is FTIR microscopy, allowing us to distinguish variously processed leaf litter particles, soil residuals and the occasional microplastic fiber. Tuning this microscopic method to efficiently achieve chemical fingerprinting for the many samples ahead of us in DRYvER is the lab challenge for the winter months.
    @G.Singer
    Within DRYvER we aim at generating a so far not existing impression on the chemical composition and diversity of particulate organic matter in six river networks. The tool of our choice is FTIR microscopy, allowing us to distinguish variously processed leaf litter particles, soil residuals and the occasional microplastic fiber. Tuning this microscopic method to efficiently achieve chemical fingerprinting for the many samples ahead of us in DRYvER is the lab challenge for the winter months.
  • WP4 team is busy setting up the conceptual basis for the modelling of ecosystem services provided by DRN and their values. This will serve as the basis for a forthcoming interdisciplinary workshop in the new year. The team is making itself familiar with the focal DRN, their commonalities and their differences and soon will be making a move in planning site specific activities
    @B.Launay
    WP4 team is busy setting up the conceptual basis for the modelling of ecosystem services provided by DRN and their values. This will serve as the basis for a forthcoming interdisciplinary workshop in the new year. The team is making itself familiar with the focal DRN, their commonalities and their differences and soon will be making a move in planning site specific activities
  • The WP3 team from University of Innsbruck works on setting up protocols for organic matter sample collection. Before sampling 6 river networks across Europe we give our ideas how to collect OM a decent test run in an Austrian river - cold, not dry at all and during Covid19-lockdown.
    @G.Singer
    The WP3 team from University of Innsbruck works on setting up protocols for organic matter sample collection. Before sampling 6 river networks across Europe we give our ideas how to collect OM a decent test run in an Austrian river - cold, not dry at all and during Covid19-lockdown.
  • @B.Launay

Organization

Overall structure of the work plan

The overall structure of the work plan is designed to facilitate the implementation of the project’s methodology. The project will be implemented through 7 work packages.

WP1-WP5 are dedicated to the technical implementation of the project:

  • WP1 will translate climate change scenarios (including climate and water uses) onto hydrological scenarios at the focal DRN and continental (EU and CELAC) scales.
  • WP2, WP3 and WP4 will use these physical templates to model current and predict future biodiversity, ecological processes and services trajectories at these two scales.
  • WP5 integrates WP1-WP4 knowledge to propose adaptive management strategies accounting for social, financial, legislative and technological barriers and opportunities.
  • WP6 is dedicated to the communication, dissemination and exploitation of DRYvER’s results and capacity-building.
  • WP7 is dedicated to the project management covering the scientific, administrative and financial management as well as quality assurance and risk management.
The program evaluation and review technique (PERT) chart of DRYvER
The program evaluation and review technique (PERT) chart of DRYvER