Integrating Climate Services to Support Real-Time Adaptation Planning in Water Resources Management

Pedro Beça, Robert Monjo, Paulo Diogo, Nuno Broco, Marta Carvalho, André Pinto, Babar Mujtaba, António Carmona Rodrigues

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The challenge of the adaptation to climate-related risks is demanded for increasingly closer time horizons. Information on potential impacts modelled from near-term climate forecast is important to support adaptation planning and operation to deal with the main related natural disasters. The project CRISI-ADAPT II aims to monitor the adaptation planning through a real-time implementation and validation according to near and seasonal range forecast of climate-related natural hazards. One of the main outcomes of the project is the codesign of climate services based on a GIS platform that integrates two interconnected modules: the Climate Risk Information Tool (CRIT) and the Monitoring Extreme Events Tool (MEET). These tools are developed together with the direct participation of the problem owners (sectors affected by climate impacts). Manage tools, impact
models and climate data, available from several European projects, are integrated in CRIT/MEET to support the adaptation and risk reduction activities planned by city governments, modellers, investors and traders related to all sectors potentially affected by climatic impacts. A total of four Demonstrations are taking place in three
countries (Spain, Malta and Cyprus) focus on four strategic sectors: (1) flooding/emergency response, (2) water management for agriculture, (3) energy planning and (4) port infrastructures/operations. Additionally, eight Receiving Regions participate to scale methods and results in the respective areas as a test of replicability, thus adding the countries of Portugal and Italy. This abstract presents part of the project dedicated to the Portuguese case study focused in the water resources management in the Sado river basin.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAssociação Portuguesa de Recursos Hídricos
Subtitle of host publication15º Congresso Nacional da Água
PublisherAPRH, Associação Portuguesa de Recursos Hídricos
Number of pages4
ISBN (Print)978-989-8509-27-7
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021


  • Climate risk management
  • adaptation to climate change
  • forecasting
  • monitoring


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