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MAURICE

Project overview

Management of urban water resources in Central Europe facing climate change

The impact of climate change is increasingly important for the design, construction, and maintenance of water infrastructure. Scarcity of water resources due to extreme weather events and falling groundwater levels threaten our cities and regions. The MAURICE project introduces new water management solutions for cities. The partnership helps to integrate these into broader concepts on regional climate change adaptation and encourages the uptake of urban water management tools and measures.

2,92m €

Project Budget

80%

of the Budget is funded by ERDF

Layer 1

6

Countries

6

Regions

11

Partners

6

Pilots

Duration

Start date

End date

Project progress

30%

About the project

Climate changes pose a risk to water resources availability in many Central Europe countries. The regions need to increase resilience to extreme weather events as urban droughts and floods as well as depletion of urban groundwater resources. Both falling groundwater levels in long term and the excessive amounts of water in short period become urgent risks to be tackled by adequate water management practises. The project aims to enhance the capacity of regions in Central Europe for climate change resilience in the aspect of urban water resources management by joint development of climate change adaptation solutions. The project solutions to be adopted by public administrations and water management bodies will result in a change in water management and spatial planning practices to increase the resilience to climate change in regions. The cooperation network of 11 organisations will jointly develop and implement 6 pilot actions, 8 solutions, 6 action plans and strategies to the benefit of cities, regions and related water management and water supply organisations. In three years of cooperation we expect that undertaken activities and established cooperations will allow to increase awareness of local and regional policy makers through implementation of joint developed good practices to climate change adaptation of regions in the context of urban water management.

Project partnership

Project partners

Polska (PL)

Lead partner

Central Mining Institute

Department of Water Protection
Address
Plac Gwarków 1
40-166 Katowice
Country
Poland (PL)
Web
www.gig.eu

Project partner

Biuro ds. Geologii / Geology office
Address
Św. Wojciecha 100
43-600 Jaworzno
Country
Poland (PL)
Web
www.um.jaworzno.pl
Total partner budget
236,496 €
Amt für Umweltschutz (Department for Environmental Protection)
Address
Gaisburgstraße 4
70182 Stuttgart
Country
Germany (DE)
Web
www.stuttgart.de
Total partner budget
517,950 €
Address
Masarykovo náměstí 1
504 01 Nový Bydžov
Country
Czechia (CZ)
Web
www.novybydzov.cz
Total partner budget
256,258 €
Ústav pro nanomateriály, pokročilé technologie a inovace / Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technologies and Innovation
Address
Studentska 2
46001 Liberec
Country
Czechia (CZ)
Web
www.tul.cz
Total partner budget
261,870 €
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (DICA)
Address
Piazza L. Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
www.polimi.it
Total partner budget
369,600 €
Address
Via Ariosto 30
20145 Milan
Country
Italy (IT)
Web
etvilloresi.it
Total partner budget
301,796 €
Groundwater - Hydrogeology
Address
Dimičevaulica 14
1000 Ljubljana
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
www.geo-zs.si
Total partner budget
243,552 €
Address
Vodovodna cesta 90
1001 Ljubljana
Country
Slovenia (SI)
Web
www.vokasnaga.si
Total partner budget
163,751 €
Department of Hydrotechnics
Address
Hallerovaaleja 7
42000 Varaždin
Country
Croatia (HR)
Web
www.gfv.unizg.hr
Total partner budget
148,391 €
ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT FOR CONSTRUCTION AND PUBLIC UTILITIES
Address
Trgslobode 12
42000 Varaždin
Country
Croatia (HR)
Web
www.varazdin.hr
Total partner budget
51,996 €

Roadmap

1

Challenge

We tackle the challenges of managing changing water quality, rainwater management and groundwater deficit management. We identified six different areas to support water resources in cities and preserve them for future generations. Our pilot actions aim to address the difficulties faced by various regions in Central Europe.

2

Problem

3

Solution

We provide climate change-adaptation solutions for public administration, water management and supply bodies in Central Europe. These joint-developed solutions together with a management strategy for modern urban water management considering climate change will foster behavioural change in water management and spatial planning practices.

News

Quantifying resilience to climate change – results of a workshop on the Slovenian pilot action

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NEWS

30.01.2024

Quantifying resilience to climate change – results of a workshop on the Slovenian pilot action

In the face of climate change, it is becoming necessary to safeguard the ability of our streams and rivers to cope with increased water during storms. Heavy rains can put tremendous pressure on our sewer systems, threatening to overload them. With strategic planning and innovative approaches, we can prevent ...

Field Work: Exploring Groundwater Interactions in the Varaždin Aquifer

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NEWS

14.12.2023

Field Work: Exploring Groundwater Interactions in the Varaždin Aquifer

Recently a team of representatives from the Faculty of Geotechnical Engineering, University of Zagreb has embarked on an important field work expedition. Their mission was to gather valuable data on groundwater quality and the interaction between surface and groundwater in the Varaždin aquifer.

What we need to know about the impact of climate change on water resources – MAURICE Interreg Central Europe project

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11.12.2023

What we need to know about the impact of climate change on water resources – MAURICE Interreg Central Europe project

Our most precious resource, the reservoir of water in the ground, is decreasing. Water authorities have been worried for a long time. The water supply of millions of people is at risk. MAURICE project supports your water management and helps to adapt to climate change. See our project movie!

Milan Pilot Action: Winter Irrigation for Groundwater Recharge

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27.11.2023

Milan Pilot Action: Winter Irrigation for Groundwater Recharge

The pilot action in Milan highlighted the importance of using available resources and reimagining traditional practices to mitigate the effects of climate change. Using the existing irrigation network and winter irrigation, collecting and storing water in the aquifer offers a sustainable solution that can address the challenges faced by ...

How water behaves when infiltrating soil – water infiltration tests have started

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NEWS

22.09.2023

How water behaves when infiltrating soil – water infiltration tests have started

Understanding the percolation capacity of the soil and how infiltration facilities respond to rainwater can help inform future infrastructure and landscaping decisions to mitigate flooding and protect water sources.

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Pilot actions

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Project Contacts

Project Manager

Grzegorz Gzyl
Phone: +48322592454

Finance Manager

Marek Pieszczoch
Phone: +48322592562

Communication Manager

Anna Skalny
Phone: +48322592454