GT1: Data collection and analysis.

Partner 3 (CSIC) is responsible for this task.
GT1 will be responsible for the collection and analysis of environmental (climatology, hydrology, relief, soil, vegetation, water uses, soil types, land uses, digital elevation model, management systems of water resources) and socio-economic data as well as aspects of water resource governance. The economic data will include the investments intended in the basin plans, the GDP of the different economic sectors related to water uses at different spatial scales and population information. All these data will be used in tasks GT2, GT3 and GT4. The period of collection and analysis will cover 2000-2015 as a minimum.

INIAV and CSIC are responsible for this activity
Collection of physical data relevant to hydrological models (SWAT, MOHID, AQUATOOL), including hydrology (physicochemical data of surface and underground water bodies), soil characteristics (such as example the field capacity or the available water content), land uses (vegetation types and characteristics), topography (digital elevation model) and reservoir management data. The assessed period will cover 2000-2015 as a minimum. In addition, data for an extended period will be collected (1961-2015) to carry out a basic study of trends in the streamflows and contributions to the reservoirs.

UCA (Rafa Mañanes) and CSIC (Santiago Beguería) are responsible for this activity.
It comprises the collection of data on climatic variables that constitute the main forcing of the hydrologic balance and thus determine the resource availability at different system levels. The collected information will be used for modelling purposes in GT3. A daily database will be set up with the following variables: precipitation and temperature as the principal parameters, alongside relative humidity, wind and insolation. From these variables, other variables will be derived as the reference evapotranspiration or drought indices. The assessed period will cover 2000 to 2015. In addition, to carry out a basic study of trends in the climatic variables, at least as regards precipitation and temperature, information from an extended period will be collected (e.g. 1961-2015). Furthermore, data for future scenarios of temperature and precipitation will be generated from the available information and a set of regional climatic models. These scenarios will allow a comparison between the control period of simulated climate (1980-2010) and a future period (e.g. 2020-2050), and conversion factors to be applied to the observed climatic data will be calculated to generate future scenarios as well as their uncertainty.

CSIC is responsible for this activity.
This task comprises data collection of variables resulting from the impacts of human activities on the SUDOE basins (agriculture and livestock, industry, residential, hydroelectric). The various pressures identified are water concessions (extractions of circulating flow), reservoirs and urban and industrial discharge. The main diffuse pressures are nitrates from agricultural fields. The spatial resolution of the data is the water mass (according to the Water Framework Directive) at basin level, depending on the type of impact. The timeframe will be limited both by the type of activity and by the period of time associated with the available data relating to hydrology and land uses (generally 2000-2015).

UCLM is responsible for this activity.
Data and general economic variables and related to water uses at sectoral level will be collected in order to establish the impact of water on the various economic activities (population, surface, Gross National Product sector and occupied according to CNAE-2009). These data, which will be collected at an administrative level (NUTS2 and NUTS3), will be transformed to a hydrographic demarcation scale for all SUDOE. The period analysed will be the same as that for the hydrological data (2000-2015).

IRSTEA is heading up this activity.
Data generated by the public consultation process carried out during the drafting of the management plans for each river basin, according to Article 14 of the Water Framework Directive 2000/60/EC, will be collected. In addition, socio-economic context data will also be collected and coded. The different processes of public consultation will be studied by evaluating their transparency, democracy and participation of the population affected. Qualitative data will be collected through semi-structured interviews (about 20) with coordinators of the advisory committees of each river basin. The data will be interpreted to identify the heritage dimensions (natural and cultural heritage) of the Water Framework Directive. This work will be based on the environmental data collected in Activity 1.1.

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