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 coordination. 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, the last version of the DOW a pproved by the EU Commission Oct.29th 2008 and received by NIVA Dec 16th. Ref attached letter from NIVA pr d.d.
The point of departure for STRIVER is the lack of clear methodologies and problems in
operationalisation of Integrated Water Resource Manage ment (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 (polic y, 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
based on a problem-based ap proach will be performed in four case river basins: Tungabahdra (2 states in India)
Sesan (Vietnam/Cambodia) Glomma (Norway) Tagus(Spain/Portugal)