AQUADAPT - Strategic tools to support adaptive, integrated water resource management under changing utilisation conditions at catchment scale: a co-evolutionary approach
The AQUADAPT project aimed to generate knowledge and tools to support strategic water resource planning in semi-arid contexts with an emphasis on the co-ordination of planning with other aspects of environmental, land use, and socio-economic development. The project was characterised by a co-evolutionary perspective, the application of a cross-disciplinary enquiry framework, and emphasis on practical outputs, informed by end-users. Research characterised co-evolutionary trajectories and identified robust configurations of technologies, policies and distribution arrangements. Analyses were made of spatial and temporal relationships between climate change, land use, governance arrangements, human behaviour, water quality/quantity and environmental integrity. Output would supports decision-making and stakeholder participation in water resource planning and management.