Cross-Cutting Climate Adaptation – challenges and measures
Elena Raffetti (Uppsala University) and her team, composed of, inter alia, Giuliano Di Baldassarre and Gabriele Messori (both from Uppsala University) has been granted a financial support of around 12 mil. SEK for the project "Adapting to temperature extremes in a changing climate: Past trends and future scenarios (ADATES)" by Formas.
Description of the project: Taking Sweden as a case-in-point, this project aims to address the following questions, of key relevance for ensuring a socially just adaptation to future temperatures: (1) which groups are most vulnerable to non-optimal and extreme temperatures? (2) what is the interplay between environmental drivers, societal processes, adaptation strategies and the resulting health impacts? and (3) how can adaptation strategies mitigate the health impacts of plausible future temperatures.
Securing future water supply through sustainable management
The project "Leap in Swedish freshwater monitoring for water supply risk mitigation", led by researchers from Lund University in collaboration with Stockholm University and with the contribution of CNDS Fellow, Johanna Mård, has been granted funding via Formas of around 16 mil. SEK.
Description of the project: This project focuses on climate-related risks to water supply in southern Sweden and aims to: (i) Identify areas exposed to increased risk of climate impacts on water resources and water supply, ii) Develop new techniques for detailed monitoring of groundwater and surface water, and iii) developing a decision support system for artificial groundwater recharge to inform current and future water supply management.