AQUIMED - Participatory design of adaptive groundwater management strategies and instruments in Mediterranean coastal water scarce areas as a response to climate change
Mediterranean coastal aquifers are increasing used and are susceptible to climate change. New groundwater management practices have been developed to prevent further degradation of groundwater resources and to support water usersâ€™ adaptation to increasing water scarcity. Methods were developed to support stakeholdersâ€™ capacity to anticipate future changes in order to: a) better adapt to increasing variability of the water resources; b) preserve groundwater resources; c) improve the integration of water resource challenges in regional development planning. The three case studies were used: the Roussillon Plain in France, the QuerenÃ§a-Silves Region in Portugal, and the Coastal Chaouia Region in Morocco.