IRSTEA (FA) is one of the members of the governance team and also collaborates with the Water Management Institute of Vilaine on the development of drought measures. The National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture (formerly known as Cemagref) aims at supporting policy makers and economic and social stakeholders through applied research. The institute has nine regional centre that work in three research departments: water, environmental technology and land use. In the DROP project, IRSTEA participates with its Hydrology Group that is based in Antony (south of Paris).

Pitch of Carina Furusho – research engineer

As member of the governance team, IRSTEA contributes to the further development of the governance assessment tool for drought adaptation in a European context. In the governance team, the institute closely collaborates with the University Francois Rabelais (Tours). With the governance team, they will visit the regions of the practice partners from France and Germany twice: in Autumn 2013 and Spring 2014. The purpose of these visits is to identify what aspects of the regional governance contexts support or restrict drought adaptation measures. The results will be laid down in various reports (inclusively report governance assessment) and discussed in transnational meetings.

IRSTEA contributes to the freshwater pilot through modelling activities that are executed for the pilot of Water Management Institute of Vilaine.

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