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seeconsultSeeconsult GmbH (formerly Seecon) is an international small- and medium-size enterprise (SME) experienced in environmental research and project management. Seeconsult specialises in climate and water management projects, including adaptation, drought policy and risk management on the basis of integrated assessment. Seeconsult has extensive experience in providing governments, universities and private companies in Europe, Asia and Africa with methods, training and support in designing, implementing and evaluating participatory, integrated water management processes. Staff also have extensive experience in preparing and running workshops and conferences and in communicating and disseminating results. Seeconsult has been a partner in wide variety of European and international climate and water management projects.

For further information: http://www.seeconsult.org/en/

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FEEMFondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) is a non-profit, non-partisan research institution established to carry out research in the field of economics and sustainable development. One of its principal aims is to promote interaction between academic, industrial and public policy spheres. FEEM conducts research on a wide range of economic, environmental, and energy issues. It addresses these issues by exploring inter-linkages and interactions among different socio-economic and environmental systems worldwide, with the two-fold goal of contributing to science and policy, while informing the public debate. FEEM covers a considerable number of key topics for research, including climate change, natural resource management and sustainable energy. It has a sound and proven experience in coordinating European projects and scientific networks and has become the privileged interlocutor of a number of policy institutions, including the IPCC, the World Bank, the European Commission, and Italian ministries, regions and local municipalities. FEEM has a great deal of experience in the dissemination of theoretical and applied research. In the past 20 years, it has organised more than 350 seminars and workshops, and 18 conferences. Working papers, policy briefs, journals and books are also evidence of FEEM’s research effort.
For futher information: http://www.feem.it

ufzThe Hemholtz Zentrum für Umweltforschung (UFZ) is a leading European centre for environmental research. The centre has approximately 900 staff working in 34 research departments. UFZ is highly experienced in the coordination and collaboration of major national and international research projects. The Social Sciences Division addresses social, legal and economic aspects of environmental problems. Scientists contributing to CATALYST are located in two different departments. The Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology investigates interdependencies between social action and its different environments with a focus on environmental risks and urban vulnerability. Its expertise focuses on participatory vulnerability assessment, urban development, risk governance and social capacity building. The Department of Economics addresses economic aspects of environmental problems, applying approaches from environmental economics, ecological economics and new institutional economics. Contributing scientists are coordinating, among other projects, two FP7 Coordination Action dealing with the economic and social dimension of natural hazards: “CapHaz-Net: Social Capacity Building for Natural Hazrads” and “ConHaz: Costs of Natural Hazards.”
For futher information: http://www.ufz.de/

twasTWAS, the academy of sciences for the developing world, is one of the world's foremost organizations dedicated to scientific and technological capacity in the developing world. It is administered under the auspices of UNESCO and receives its core funding from the Italian government. Founded in 1983 in Trieste, Italy, by a group of distinguished scientists led by Nobel Laureate Abdus Salam, today the Academy is comprised of more than 900 scientists from 90 countries. Over 85% of the scientists are from the developing world. In addition, TWAS oversees one of the developing world's largest fellowship programmes for graduate and post-graduate students from the developing world. Administered in partnership with the governments of Brazil, China, India, Kenya Malaysia, Mexico and Pakistan, the programme offers more than 300 fellowships to students from poorer developing countries for training in some the South's best institutions of higher education and research. TWAS works closely with other international scientific institutions headquarter in Trieste, including the Organization for Women in Science for the Developing World (OWSD), comprised of more than 3,000 women scientists and IAP, a global network of science academies, dedicated to increasing the capacity of science academies to interact with public officials in their countries.
For futher information: http://www.twas.org

geusThe National Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) is an independent research institute in the Ministry of Climate and Energy. The Department of Hydrology, in collaboration with other departments and institutes, has gained considerable experience in monitoring and modelling groundwater resources with respect to water quantity and quality. GEUS has also been involved in analyses of groundwater contamination hazard assessments using Bayesian Network techniques as a tool for capacity development through the identification of potential hazards and providing (local) knowledge about the extent and consequences of natural hazard risk, particularly in relationship to vulnerabilities. In addition, GEUS is increasingly involved in capacity development projects related to climate change hazards for drinking water supply, especially groundwater, in southeast Asia, Africa and Europe. The Department of Hydrology has also been involved in water-management-related research projects with a focus on simulation of groundwater pollution and uncertainty assessments for models and data (e.g., FP5-HarmoniRiB, FP5-HarmoniCA and FP6-BRIDGE), and on uncertainty assessments and capacity development (i.e., EU-FP6 NeWater on adaptive water management).
For futher information: http://www.geus.dk/geuspage-uk.htm

AlterraAlterra is a research institute for the living environment that offers a wide spectrum of scientific and applied research products on the sustainable environment from a number of disciplines such as flora and fauna, soil, water, the environment, geo-information and remote sensing, landscape and spatial planning, man and society. As part of Wageningen University and Research Centre (Wageningen UR), Alterra is involved in research, education and works on issues like natural hazards and disaster risk reduction with the group of Disaster Studies. The institute has participated in various European projects on assessment of the environmental aspects, policy advice as well as capacity development, co-research, and tailor-made training in Africa, Asia and Latin America. On climate risks, mitigation and adaptation topics, Alterra participates extensively in European research programmes such as NeWater, SCENES, Aquastress, Bridge, Hign Noon. It also works with the African Development Bank and the World Bank. In addition, it participates in programmes funded by the Dutch government on climate hazard and disaster risk reduction change programmes, including the Delta programme.
For futher information: http://www.alterra.wur.nl/UK

UNUThe United Nations University, Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS), explores problems and promotes solutions related to the environmental dimension of human security. UNU-EHS concentrates its efforts on creating new policy-relevant knowledge through its own research and project work and through collaborations with many different partners worldwide. UNU-EHS employs approximately 25 scientists with expertise ranging from the social to the natural sciences. Scientists work on aspects of the linkages between environmental processes and human security, often directly and indirectly addressing issues related to climate change impacts. The researchers involved in climate-related projects have published more than 9 peer-reviewed articles in international scientific journals and over 9 monographs and edited chapters and books.

For further information: http://www.ehs.unu.edu/

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