RESOURCE

Resources of groundwater, harmonized at Cross-Border and Pan-European scale.
2018
The RESOURCE project proposal aims at demonstrating the potentials of the harmonizationof information about Europe’s groundwater resources.
Waterfall
Although EU member states generally have a comprehensive overview of the groundwater resources intheir own homeland and have delineated groundwater bodies for the EU Water Framework Directive, acoherent overview of all fresh groundwater over Europe is not available for policy development andevaluation. The RESOURCE project proposal aims at demonstrating the potentials of the harmonizationof information about Europe’s groundwater resources through cross-border demonstrations projects,through harmonized characterization approaches for Karst and Chalk aquifers and through a firstinformation product at Pan-European scale where available data is compiled and integrated to produce amap of the fresh groundwater resources of Europe. The set of deliverables of the RESOURCE projectwill provide good practices in providing harmonized data and information across borders forassessments of the 3D structure of aquifers, the water volumes available, and the water fluxes and waterquality of the resource. Harmonization of such hydrogeological information is a prerequisite for anytransboundary groundwater management. A range of regional and national stakeholders will be involvedin the work in order to ensure both interaction with authorities that manage and protect groundwaterresources and with end-users, thus maximizing dissemination of the results and providing them witheasy-access tools through the cooperation with the GeoERA Information Platform Project, jointlyprioritizing the information products that are most beneficial for society. The information products to bedelivered will serve as a first prototype example of information to be accessible within a GeologicalService for Europe.
Project partners:
» Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO, Netherlands) – Project coordination
» DELTARES (DLT, Netherlands)
» Albanian Geological Survey (AGS, Albania)
» Flanders Environment Agency (VMM, Belgium)
» Belgian Nuclear Research Centre (SCK•CEN, Belgium)
» Geological Survey of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FZZG, Bosnia-Herzegovina)
» Hrvatski geološki institut - Croatian Geological Survey (HGI-CGS, Croatia)
» Ministry of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Environment of Cyprus (GSD, Cyprus)
» Czech Geological Survey (CGS, Czech Republic)
» Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS, Denmark)
» Eesti Geoloogiateenistus (EGT, Estonia)
» Geologian Tutkimuskeskus (GTK, Finland)
» Bureau de Recherches Géologiques et Minières (BRGM, France) – Project coordination
» Mining and Geological Survey of Hungary (MBFSZ, Hungary)
» Islenskar orkurannsoknir - Iceland GeoSurvey (ISOR, Iceland)
» Geological Survey Ireland (GSI, Ireland)
» Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione Ambientale – Piemonte (ARPAP, Italy)
» Regione Toskana (RT, Italy)
» Regione Umbria (RU, Italy)
» Latvian Centre of Geology, Environment and Meteorology (LEGMC, Latvia)
» Lietuvos Geologijos Tarnyba prie Aplinkos Ministerijos (LGT, Lithuania)
» Service Géologique du Luxembourg (SGL, Luxembourg)
» Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure (MTI, Malta)
» Polish Geological Institute - National Research Institute (PGI-NRI, Poland)
» Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia (LNEG, Portugal)
» Institutul Geologic al României (IGR, Romania)
» Geological Survey of Serbia (GSS, Serbia)
» Geološki Zavod Slovenije (GeoZS, Slovenia)
» Instituto Geologico y Minero de España (IGME, Spain)
» Sveriges Geologiska Undersökning (SGU, Sweden)
» GeoInform of Ukraine (State Geological and Subsurface Survey of Ukraine)
» Natural Environment Research Council (NERC, United Kingdom)
» Geologischer Dienst Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW, Germany)
Projectfacts
Project titleResources of groundwater, harmonized at Cross-Border and Pan-European scale
Project acronymRESOURCE
Project short titleResources of groundwater, harmonized at Cross-Border and Pan-European scale.
Project managerGerhard Schubert (Koordination GBA)
DepartmentHydrogeologie und Geothermie
Period of time01.07.18 - 01.07.21
FinancingGeoERA initiative by the European Union’s Horizons 2020 programme