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CIRCLE-2 Responses to Extreme Water related Events Workshop - Presentations now available

In order to identify and share knowledge on good practice examples and difficulties of adaptation to water-related extreme events (droughts and floods) and to identify research gaps and opportunities for joint research initiatives in Europe, CIRCLE-2 have organized a full two days (22 and 23 November) international workshop.


1st DAY - 22 November 2012

     09:00 – 09:30                  Registration

MORNING_I:            Plenary - Welcome and Introduction

     09:30 – 10:30                     Welcome words

Sandra G. García (CIRCLE2, Spain) and David Avelar (CIRCLE-2, Portugal) - PRESENTATION

                                                                               Extreme events: the European Academies' Science Advisory Council perspective.

                          Filipe Duarte Santos (Lisbon University, Portugal and EASAC member) - PRESENTATION

    11:15 – 13:00            Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX): Changes on flood risk              

                          Gerardo Benito (Spanish National Research Council, CSIC) - PRESENTATION

                                    Managing climate extremes and disasters for the water sector: Lessons from the IPCC SREX report

Beatrice Mosello (Climate & Development Knowledge Network, CDKN) - PRESENTATION

Extreme events - Climatic feedbacks: the evidences from EC projects (1973-2011) in the Mediterranean basin

Millán M. Millán (CEAM Foundation, Spain) - PRESENTATION

13:00 – 14:30      Lunch



AFTERNOON_I:        Break-out groups (2x) – Responses to Extreme events

Group A -DROUGHTS Vulnerability & Adaptation - moderator Sandra García

14:30 –17:00  European Drought Observatory (EDO) and Adaptation at European level

           Guadalupe Sepulcre (JRC's Institute for Environment and Sustainability) - PRESENTATION

                                            Management of droughts:  Needs of research

           Teodoro Estrela (Hydrographic Confederation of Jucar River, Spain) - PRESENTATION

                                            Adaptation to Droughts in south Europe: the practical example of Tamera water retention landscape

            Bernd Müller (Tamera Water Retention Landscape project) - PRESENTATION

Group B - FLOODS Vulnerability & Adaptation - moderator David Avelar

14:30 –17:00     What kind scientific inputs the policy makers need? Real example of floods adaptation.

           Mónica Aparicio (MAGRAMA, Spain) - PRESENTATION

                                            Flood Vulnerability and Risk Mapping in Climate Change Scenarios

            Pedro Garret (CCIAM, Portugal) - PRESENTATION

                                            Non-stationary flood frequency analysis of continental Spanish rivers: Floodmed project.

                      Félix Francés (Technical University of Valencia) - PRESENTATION


19:30 – 22:30      Social event


2nd DAY - 23 November 2012

09:00 – 09:30                  Summary of day 1 (plenary)


FOOD & WATER Resilience - moderator Johannes Hunink

O9:30 –13:00   Extreme events and Food security: JPI FACCE as a mechanism to improve the European food system resilience

            Ignacio Lorite (IFAPA-Junta de Andalucía / MACSUR project) - PRESENTATION

                                            Vulnerability to drought in a closed basin: the Guadalquivir case

            Julio Berbel (University of Córdoba) - PRESENTATION

                                            Strategies for coping with extreme events in irrigated agriculture. Some results from case studies in Southern Spain

            Alain Baille (Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena) - PRESENTATION


INFRASTRUCTURE & SOCIAL Resilience – moderator David Avelar

                      Sea level rise and the complexities of land use in coastal communities

            Sorada Tapsuwan (CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences, Australia) - PRESENTATION    

                       Vulnerability of infrastructures – examples from energy and transport sectors

            Martin König (Adapt2to4 project) - PRESENTATION

13:00 – 14:30      Lunch


AFTERNOON_II:       Plenary – Knowledge Integration and Conclusions

What are the water challenges in Europe and how to connect it with extremes?

                                             M.A. Gilarranz (JPI Water) - PRESENTATION

15:30 –16:00                   Conclusions and final remarks






Enabling farmers to be responsive to altered weather patterns: an irrigation bulletin for better planning and adaptation

Alain Baille1, Johannes Hunink2, 1Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, 2FutureWater (



New data sources for the climate impact research on the frequency and magnitude of extreme flood events and related risks: dendrogeomorphological evidence

A. DíezHerrero1, J.M. Bodoque2, J.A. Ballesteros1 & V. RuizVillanueva1.

1'Geology of Extreme Events' Research Group. Geological Survey of Spain, Madrid. Spain.

2University of CastillaLa Mancha, Toledo. Spain.



Systems adaptation to palliate climate change adverse effects by means of integrated and preventive water and forest management techniques

Enrique Fdez. Escalante, TRAGSA I+D+i. Spain



Assessing inundation damage and timing of adaptation: Sea level rise and the complexities of land use in coastal communities

Brenda B. Lin†, Yong Bing Khoo§, Matthew Inman§, ChiHsiang Wang§, Sorada Tapsuwan§, Xiaoming Wang§. CSIRO, Climate Adaptation Flagship, Australia. † Marine and Atmospheric Research. §CSIRO Ecosystem Sciences,



SHEE program, an analysis tool for extreme hydrological processes

Jesús MateoLázaro, José ángel SánchezNavarro y Alejandro GarcíaGil Dpto. de Ciencias de la Tierra, Universidad de Zaragoza. Pedro Cerbuna, 12, 50.009Zaragoza, Spain.



Improving water resources evaluation based on remote sensing techniques: fostering strategies of adaptation

Patricia Olmos, Sandra García. Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena, R&D Group of Water Resources Management, Department of Civil Engineering. Cartagena, Spain.



CHANGING THE TREND IN SPANISH CITY URBANIZATION. Excess waterproofing consequences and corrective actions

Ignacio Prieto Leache, Departamento de Arquitectura, Gerencia de Arquitectura e Instalaciones, TRAGSATEC. Spain