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The collaborative project funded under the Horizon Europe Framework Programme that aims to improve the understanding of climate change impacts on water resources availability and the vulnerabilities for ecosystems, society and the economy at river basin scale


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The STARS4Water Metadata Portal is an open access, flexible and modular environment, easily adaptable to the different needs of the River Basin Organisations. It aims to unlock existing data and information sources for water resources management and climate change adaptation, including new developments at EU and global level and lessons learnt from previous studies on data collection and data standards.



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STARS4Water Newsletter #1

STARS4Water Newsletter #1

We are happy to distribute the 1st STARS4Water Newsletter, targeting to inform you on the progress and outcomes of our…

European Drought Risk Atlas

European Drought Risk Atlas

In recent years, droughts have had substantial impacts on nearly all regions of the EU, affecting several critical systems such…

STARS4Water Metadata Portal

STARS4Water Metadata Portal

The STARS4Water metadata portal has been launched: an open environment where everyone can access the data; a flexible and modular…

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What Our People Say

Climate change affects us all and especially low water circumstances are of growing impact in the Dutch Delta, of 4 river systems in Western Europe. The effects of climate change are more or less the same, the circumstances are different for each river basin. Stars4Water will help us to strengthen our knowledge base and the network of water managers who are dealing with the same challenges.

Jan Kruijshoop Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management - Rijkswaterstaat

The STARS4Water project includes two distinctive elements: first, the need for an international stakeholder community to address the stakeholders’ needs and requirements. Second, the development and application of innovative data and model concepts. We acknowledge that these elements are of a different nature, being a stakeholder-driven approach and a rather science-data-driven in the application of novel data and models, respectively. It is the consortium’s firm conviction that for substantial progress in climate change adaptation, both these approaches are required, and that meaningful innovations happen where both meet.

The STARS4Water Consortium

Within STARS4Water we will develop an Online Impact Reporter. This application will support the reporting of biophysical and socio-economic impacts, changes in vulnerability and risk, and ex-post evaluations of applied adaptation measures by different categories of stakeholders related to water management and climate change. This information is crucial and currently lacking within the EU, thus the transparent exchange of this knowledge will support river basin managers in impact assessment, policy making and future planning of adaptation measures.

Maggie Kossida SEVEN

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Our Forum & Deliverables

Join our Stakeholder Forum to exchange views with other stakeholders in the 7 river basin hubs and beyond on challenges related to the implementation of River Basin Management Plans under climate change. Learn more about the STARS4Water next generation tools and data services for better supporting decision making and planning on actions for adaptive, resilient and sustainable management of freshwater resources at the basin scale. Share your experiences and support the STARS4Water co-development process.

Browse through our open access project Deliverables to discover more.