Project part-financed by the
European Union

Programme Title

  Hydrological cycle of the CADSES regions

Programme Acronym


Start/End date





Interreg IIIB - CADSES - 3 rd call

Total Budget


2.466.200,00 € (ERDF: 1.441.625,00 €)

Lead Partner


National Consortium of Universities for the Physics of Atmospheres and Hydrospheres.



HYDROCARE - Hydrological cycle of the CADSES regions:
A Spatial Development Project on the water resource and the hydro-meteorogical events

The project HYDROCARE - Hydrological cycle of the CADSES regions has been approved in the 3 rd call of the INTERREG IIIB - CADSES neighbourhood programme of the EU . CADSES stands for Central, Adriatic , Danubian and South-Eastern European Space. The project will last 2 years starting January 1 st 2006, its budget is about 2.5 M€ and it involves 11 institutions from 6 countries ( Italy , Germany , Greece , Poland , Romania , and Slovakia ). The project is coordinated by an Italian Lead Partner, the Consorzio Interuniversitario Nazionale per la Fisica delle Atmosfere e delle Idrosfere - CINFAI (in English: National Consortium of Universities for the Physics of Atmospheres and Hydrospheres ), which associates about 20 Universities all around Italy. The mission of HYDROCARE is to study the hydrological cycle of the CADSES area by adopting an integrated and multidisciplinary approach. Some basic information on the project can be found on the web-page in the CADSES portal. The official web-site of HYDROCARE is .

HYDROCARE originates from the acknowledgment of the strategic relevance of the water for the linked issues of economic development and environmental protection. The proposed integrated approach, based on the coupled analysis of both water resource and hydro-meteorogical events, derives from the appraisal of the suitability of transdisciplinary approaches to complex problems.

HYDROCARE entails a set of quite different and complementary partners covering a large portion of the whole CADSES region. Local authorities, scientific institutions, and technical services participate with their diverse expertises and experiences. Collaboration is foreseen between bodies based in both old and new EU member states as well as in non-member states.


Summary of HYDROCARE

HYDROCARE wishes to develop an integrated system capable of assessing the impact of hydro-meteorological events on the water resources in the CADSES region. Emphasis will be put on the development of effective transnational tools for a rational exploitation of the water resource and the management of the extreme hydro-meteorological events, with the purpose of preserving and enhancing economical and environmental welfare. Such managing tools will be illustrated also in practical terms by performing some case studies. Other main topics of the project will be the reconstruction of the large and basin-scale hydrological cycle in the CADSES area, to be obtained by suitably merging observations (both local and remote) and models, and the development of a high level ICT network within a transnational frame, with the purpose of collecting and exchanging hydro-meteorological data. Provision of relevant information to end-users such as farmers, entrepreneurs, public administrations and agencies is also foreseen.


Objectives of HYDROCARE

Development of an integrated view of the water resource management, bridging directly the evaluation of the quality and quantity of the water resources of the CADSES area with soundly based tools able to reconstruct and model the large and basin-scale hydrological cycle.
Development of effective, internationally shared tools for public and private institutions for the correct management of the water resources as well as for planning future development of the CADSES area, with particular attention to dynamics of the costs of potable water.
Development of set of standards at European level for the collection, evaluation, storage and interpretation of the hydro-meteorological data coming from different sources, with particular regard to extreme events of great potential impact on the welfare of the population and on the state of the environment.

Essential Information

Project Title
Hydrological cycle of the CADSES regions - HYDROCARE

Start/End date

European Union Programme

Total Budget
2.466.200,00 € (European Regional Development Fund Cofinancing: 1.441.625,00 €)

Lead Partner
National Consortium of Universities for the Physics of Atmospheres and Hydrospheres - Italy

Project Partners:


National Consortium of Universities for the Physics of the Atmospheres and of the Hydrospheres - Italy


National Agency for the Environmental Protection and Technical Services - Department of Internal and Marine Waters Protection - Italy


Marche Region - Public Works Design Service - Italy


University of Camerino - Department of Earth Sciences - Italy


Autonomous Province of Trento - Service for Hydraulic Works - Italy


National Technical University of Athens - Department of Water Resources, School of Civil Engineering (Greece)


Municipality of Argostoli - Kefalonia (Greece)


Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (Germany)


Slovak Hydrometeorological Institute (Slovakia)


Institute of Meteorology and Water Management - Branch of Wroclaw ( Poland )


National Institute of Hydrology and Water Management (Romania)



Lead Partner
National Consortium of Universities for the Physics of Atmospheres and Hydrospheres - CINFAI ( )
Via Viviano Venanzi 15, 62032 Camerino (MC) Italy

Contact Point:
Dr. Janka Strakova
Tel: +39-0737402375

Technical Director of HYDROCARE
Dr. Valerio Lucarini
Tel: +39-3476141563


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Contact Person: Valerio Lucarini
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