The STRIVER project a STREP funded under the following Environment Programme in FP6:
Global Change and Ecosystems
Research area: II. Water cycle, including soil-related aspects
II.3.1. Integrated water management at catchment scale
SUSTDEV-2005-3.II.3.6: Twinning European/third countries river basins.
The project has a duration of 36 months (July 2006-June 2009).
2 Norwegian institutes share the coordination. NIVA is the principal contractor whereas Bioforsk is responsible for the scientific coordinati on. Bioforsk became partner in the project in April 2007 after an amendment request to the contract. Given this and some further amendments made in 2008, this SAM-application is submitted rather late into the project. Attached, 2 versions of the DoW. One with track-change including the latest amendment (based on the original version) and one without which form the latest version of DoW.
The point of departure for STRIVER is the lack of clear methodologies and problems in operationalisation of Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) as pointed out by both the scientific and management communities.
STRIVER will develop interdisciplinary methods to assess and implement IWRM. Based on the development of a multidisciplinary knowledge base assessment in all case studies (policy, social and natural sciences) and an early stage development of IWRM conceptual framework, the project will undertake IWRM in the four selected twinned catchments covering six countries in Europe and Asia. Twinning activities base d on a problem-based approach will be performed in four case river basins:
Tungabahdra (2 states in India)