Local climate change scenarios and impacts for the Emilia-Romagna region

Project information

Index: 0541R2
Acronym:WATER CoRe
Priority:2: Environment and risk prevention
Sub Theme:Water management
Location ITALY NORD-EST Emilia-Romagna

Topic of the practice

A downscaling methodology to generate high-resolution climate change scenarios for the periods 2021–2050 and 2071–2099.

Good Practice Information

Local climate change scenarios and impacts for the Emilia-Romagna region applied a downsclaing methodology to generate high-resolution climate change scenarios for the periods 2021–2050 and 2071–2099. As a result, future climate projections of climate indices and impacts on agriculture presented as maps, plots.The scenarios were produced for mean and extreme temperature and precipitation at seasonal level, for different period and in the framework of different emission scenarios.

Evidence of success

The results of the climate scenarios were successfully applied through impact studies. The methods could be applied to different areas upon the availabaility of long-term temperature and precipitation forecasts. The region of Hessen is interested in transferring the practice, and a feasibility study was carried out to show that the technique is applicable in Hessen. The region is now looking for potential funding opportunities.

Contact details to obtain further information on the practice

Emanuele Cimatti

Emilia-Romagna Region

ecimatti@regione.emilia-romagna.it

ambiente.regione.emilia-romagna.it/acque/servizio-tutela-risanamento-acqua

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