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Resilient soil and water resources,
understanding the water beneath your feet.


New management regime

For each pilot a new water management plan based on the new knowledge will be developed. The management will emphasise the focus on a strong climate resilient management.

The goal is to describe new ways of managing our surface near groundwater to find resilient and sustainable management regime for Topsoil and groundwater including:

• Development of new management in each pilot
• Synthesize the roadmaps, and their impact on policy challenges per catchment area (flooding, saltwater intrusion, drought, etc)
• Identification of measures which have been in particular effective for dealing with specific or more policy challenges at local level, as well as barriers or potential from European level which impacted an effective implementation
• Development of recommendations for addressing the European barriers for implementing locally efficient measures

Most pilots are under process and new management plans are not ready yet. To be able to get the most relevant information out of the different management plans a format has been made in which the important content of the new management plans will be written. In the partner meeting in Durham (autumn 2018) the format will be presented.

The main content of the management plans will be discussed in a partner meeting in the spring of 2019. This will lead to a proposal for a new management regime in the NSR for managing ground water, surface water as well as the top soil, related to flooding, saltwater intrusion, drought and soil.

Together with the transnational learning of the other WP’s this will be presented in an end report. This will include proposal for solving governance issues, measures which have been effective and recommendations for addressing European barriers. The draft end report will be ready before the final partner meeting in the autumn of 2019.

Province of Drenthe is responsible for Work package 7.