Institut national de recherche pour l’agriculture, l’alimentation et l’environement (INRAE; formerly IRSTEA) is a policy-oriented research organisation. For more than 30 years, INRAE has been working on the areas of responsible agriculture and sustainable land planning, water management and related risks, drought, floods, biodiversity, and complex ecosystems, including their interrelation with human activities.
FSU is one of the oldest universities in Europe (founded in 1558) and a member in the COIMBRA group, a network of prestigious, traditional European universities (http://www.coimbra-group.be). FSU’s Geographic Information Science Lab is involved in the DRYvER project.
GU is one of the top research universities in Germany, excelling in natural and social sciences as well as in the humanities. In DRYvER the Working Group Hydrology is involved, which is a part of the Institute of Physical Geography.
UIBK is the largest and most important public research and education institution in western Austria. The University’s leading role is particularly in Environmental Science. The Department of Ecology, which is involved in DRYvER, has a long tradition of investigating aquatic systems.
NIOO is a research institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts, covering animal, plant and microbial ecology in terrestrial and aquatic environments. NIOO’s research is a combination of careful ecophysiological studies replicated mesocosm experiments, intensive fieldwork, and theoretical and modelling efforts.
UC-IHC is a modern public institution which main purpose is to contribute to social progress through teaching and scientific excellence. UC-IHCantabria carries out research, knowledge transfer and training of specialists in the areas related to the integral water cycle, encompassing land resources through the development of a working methodology based on the integral management of hydrographic basins, transitional waters and coastal areas.
ICRA is an initiative for multidisciplinary research in inland waters. ICRA's mission is achieving scientific excellence in the field of integrated water cycle. The Resources and Ecosystems Area at ICRA is a leading team in the field of ecology of temporary streams and the assessment of the ecosystems services they provide and it is considered as one of the pioneers of temporary river ecology in the Mediterranean region.
UB is the largest university in Catalonia. The Department of Evolutionary Biology, Ecology and Environmental Sciences main research covers a wide range of topics, such as taxonomy, phylogeny, biomedicine, conservation, evolution, forest ecology and management, marine biology, animal behaviour, biogeography, limnology and plant physiology. The Biodiversity Research Institute’s (IRBio) main research activities are the assessment and cataloguing of living forms, the better understanding of the ecosystem processes and the origin, evolution and function of species and their classification, as well as the proper management and conservation of wildlife.
SYKE is a government research institute in Finland, focusing on different environment-related topics and comprises several centres. Freshwater Centre, Environmental Policy Centre, Biodiversity Centre and Climate Change Programme of SYKE are involved in DRYvER with experts on biodiversity of freshwater ecosystems, ecosystem services, socio-economic valuation, natural capital accounting, transdisciplinary research, citizen science and environmental policy.
UP is one of the largest higher education institutions in Hungary and the centre of knowledge within the Transdanubian region. The Department of Hydrobiology’s activity covers revealing the life history, population trends and survival strategies of vulnerable aquatic macroinvertebrate species with special emphasis on the consequences of climate change; exploring biodiversity of running water ecosystems using traditional and integrative taxonomy; understand the effect of flow regime and species interactions on stream and lake biota; behavioural studies on aquatic invertebrates under extreme environmental conditions: experiments in artificial mesocosm.
MU is the second largest university in the Czech Republic. In many research topic, including ecological research of intermittent rivers, MU is a leader in Central Europe region. The Group for research of intermittent streams was established in the Department of Botany and Zoology in 2012 during the Biodrought project. A team of experienced freshwater ecologists of the Hydrobiology group is investigating the responses of different biotic groups inhabiting intermittent streams (aquatic and terrestrial invertebrates, fish, terrestrial vertebrates, algae, vascular plants) in the field and also in controlled laboratory experiments.
The Faculty of Science is engaged in excellent cooperation with numerous universities and institutes abroad. In the DRYvER project, the laboratory for water analyses, the laboratory for freshwater macroinvertebrates and the laboratory for fish biology is participating. Most of the Water Framework Directive related projects since 2007 in Croatia were carried out by these laboratories..
UGA pursues a search for excellence in producing new knowledge and innovations for the benefit of society, human development and the preservation of the planet. The aim of the research of the Laboratoire d’Ecologie Alpine is to understand the mechanisms underlying the origin and maintenance of biodiversity, the Spatio-temporal dynamics of biodiversity and the associated functions at various biological and ecological levels (i.e. from gene to landscape), and to predict responses to a variety of environmental drivers
UoL is one of the largest higher education institutions in the UK. water@leeds is a world-leading water research organisation at the University of Leeds, one of the largest centres for water research in any university in the world, producing high quality, highly cited papers with high levels of international collaboration.
Erdyn is a highly recognized actor in France in the field of innovation consulting, from strategy design through to operational implementation and assessment. We work for all players in innovation ecosystems: businesses, from start-ups to multinationals, research and higher education organizations, and public policy makers. We support the set-up and management of European projects (Horizon 2020 / Horizon Europe, COSME, ERASMUS+…). Erdyn also provides support for the definition of innovation strategies, IP strategies, market surveys, technology forecasting, road mapping, state of the art analysis, outsourcing of R&D, innovation diagnosis and organization
REVIVO is a small non-profit NGO established in 2015 in Slovenia. REVIVO has a wide background and experience in Ecology of Aquatic Ecosystems and their management both in fresh and marine waters. REVIVO specialise in research and subsequent mitigation of anthropogenic impacts on aquatic environments by working closely with stakeholders and managing authorities, bridging the gaps with innovative and integrated solutions adopted by all.
Z5P is an SME, established in 2011 and its main activities are advertising, decoration, printing services, exhibition/event organization as well as property protection. Further main activity is exhibition design and construction, 3D visualization, animation, marketing consultancy, online marketing, web development, programming, maintenance of hardware/software systems, large format printing, tablet printing, sublimation printing, etc. Representing all of this, the Z5P currently operates under the umbrella of the ‘Kreatív Megoldás’ (Creative Solution) brand, together with several other small companies with the same ownership structure.
FT is an independent and forward-thinking policy consultancy, providing expertise, novel ideas and resources to support decision-making and the implementation of environmental policies. FT links science to policy and governance by emphasising the integration of knowledge and expertise, covering various fields and levels of decision-making.
UFC is the second major university of northeast Brazil. The laboratories involved in the DRYvER project are from two different departments, Biology and Agricultural Engineering. The Biology Department has 32 professors developing research on Botany, Zoology and Ecology. The Agricultural Engineering Department has 16 professors developing research in soil & water conservation, irrigation, and agricultural systems.
USFX is a public university in Bolivia and it is one of the oldest Universities in South America. The Faculty of Chemical Pharmaceutical and Biochemical Sciences have an Experimental Institute of Biology “Luis Adam Briançon.” This institute has five research laboratories (Zoology, Water Quality, Parasitology, Microbiology, and Chagas) and it works in conjunction with the “Institute of Waters” of the Civil Engineering Faculty.
USFQ is the first private university of Ecuador, and it has two main headquarters located in Quito, Ecuador´s capital and Galapagos islands. USFQ is a remarkable research institution; it´s main scientific stations include “GAIAS” in the Galapagos Islands and the “Tiputini Biodiversity Station” in the Amazon Rainforest. USFQ also encompasses laboratories equipped with modern devices and infrastructure for high-quality research. The laboratories that will be involved in the DRYvER project are the Laboratory of Freshwater Ecology, the Laboratory of Environmental Engineering and the Laboratory of Mountain Ecology.
NIGLAS is the only institute specialising in the research of the lake-basin system in China. Division of Lake-catchment Interaction and Manipulation and Key Laboratory of Watershed Geographic Sciences will be involved in the project. The two departments focus on the major scientific issues in ensuring the watershed ecological safety and sustainable development in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River and watersheds of major rivers and lakes in the humid southern region of China.
ACA is a public company attached to the Department of Territory and Sustainability of the Catalan Government. ACA is the Water Authority responsible for planning and managing the whole water cycle in the Catalan River Basin District.