Projects

Project Profile: INTERACTION

Integrated Assessment of Climate Impacts on Ecosystem Functions and Productivity of Critical-Zone Eco-Hydrology

Who?

Principal Investigators: Davide Cammarano, Purdue University, USA
Partners: Chefi Triki, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, Qatar
Giuseppe Passarella, National Research Council, Italy
Mohammed Selmi, Kahramaa, Qatar
Sponsors: National Research Council, Italy
National Science Foundation, United States
Qatar National Research Fund, Qatar

What?

Full Project Title: Integrated Assessment of Climate Impacts on Ecosystem Functions and Productivity of Critical-Zone Eco-Hydrology
Full Call Title: Soils2020
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Why?

Project Objective: The overall goal of the INTERACTION project is to develop a framework for the assessment, analysis and management of environmental risks and impacts resulting from anthropogenic activities and climate change on water-scarce critical zone systems (WSCZ).
Call Objective: The goal of this CRA is to produce the necessary knowledge and propose solutions to maintain well-functioning soils and groundwater systems in the Critical Zone1, or rehabilitate them where degraded, through:

1. Better understanding of the long- and shorter-time dynamics and functions of soils and groundwater, impacts from societal (including economics) decisions, integrative management practices, public policies, and how these systems have been transformed; and,

2. Providing avenues, pathways, and narratives toward transformation of management practices of the whole soil and groundwater systems through a fundamental shift of socio-economic actors’ practices and related-decisions making processes.

Where?

Regions: Asia, Europe, North America
Countries: Italy, Qatar, United States of America (USA)

When?

Duration: 36 months
Call Date: 2020
Project Award Date: 2021