research projects

Taking advantage of a unique coincidence of recent technical developments and the consolidation of appropriate
scientific networks, we will train the next generation of water quality modellers that will take the science of
water quality forecasting to the next stage

inventWater PhD projects pursue:

1. To develop novel forecasting methodologies for water
quality predictions

2. To support, improve, and advance management of water
quality by exploiting leading-edge forecasting techniques at
different time scales

3. To quantify how adaptation actions will counter the effects of climate warming on water quality, carbon emissions from lakes and reservoirs, and the food-energy-water-environment nexus

water research model for improve climate

The composition of the network and the multidisciplinary of the PhD projects will make tools developed by inventWater fellows applicable to a wide range of pressing water quality issues, from local adaptation to increases of climatic extreme events, to supporting adaptation strategies to climate change and achievement of UN Sustainable Development Goals.

15 research projects

A new generation of coupled watershed-lake water quality models operating at multiple scales, Aarhus University, Denmark.

Machine learning methods integrating climate and water monitoring data to support modelling future water quality in lakes and reservoirs over decades, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany.

Improving forecasts of phytoplankton blooms using high frequency satellite observations, The University of Stirling, UK.

Incorporating water management in an Earth System Model for improved climate, impact and adaptation modelling, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium).

Innovative forecasting approaches to assess future trends in pollutant flows from land to water systems for advancing sectoral water quality services, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

New global indicators for the impacts of global changes on water quality to improve management and policy making, International Institute for Applied System Analysis, Austria.

Assisting decision making with water quality predictions based on short-term weather forecasts, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland.

Producing climate services related to seasonal and decadal prediction for an improved management of lakes devoted to drinking water supply, Catalan Institute for Water Research, Spain.

Combining forecasting tools and adaptive monitoring strategies for fast reaction plans for aquatic ecosystems at risk, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Germany.

Solutions for existing and future challenges in water governance, Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research, Germany.

Adaptation strategies against progressing anoxia in lakes, The University of Stirling, UK.

Forecasting the phenology, production, and distribution of diadromous fish in order to enable climate adaptation in fish management,University College Cork, Ireland.

Forecasting feedbacks between the climate system and carbon dynamics in lakes and reservoirs under adaptation scenarios, Catalan Institute for Water Research, Spain.

Forecasting trade-offs between the food-energy-water-environment nexus and opportunities for adaptation, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium).

Adaptation measures based on smart nutrient management at the catchment scale for future-proof water quality, Wageningen University, The Netherlands.