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eSudoe
2021
2027

ThermEcoWat

Strengthening the resilience of thermal water ecosystems

Summary

Climate observation systems ranked the years 2020, 2022, 2019, 2015 and 2014 as the five hottest of the last four decades in Europe. According to SUDOE, 2022 was the hottest year since 1950. Data on groundwater quality, vulnerability to climate change and the adaptive capacity of territories are heterogeneous, contributing to exacerbating the economic gap. Migratory movements can amplify the pressure on water resources and the economy. The ThermEcoWat project focuses on the recovery and resilience of the fragile thermal spring ecosystem, whose use is fundamental to the economy. The exploitation of the properties of the hot springs is at the origin of the development of many cities. The ThermEcoWat consortium believes that this natural heritage should be preserved, anticipating future tensions in small communities, where the difficulties of the agricultural economy, due to the climate, can be cushioned by the sustainable tourism industry and by green energies. The long-term decrease in precipitation expected in the SUDOE, can alter the natural properties of the hot springs, affecting their anthropic ecosystem. There is no data to assess the impact of climate change, nor an adaptation strategy method to anticipate its socio-economic consequences. Thermal energy could be better harnessed. Technologies that use low-temperature geothermal resources, and heat storage, can contribute to the development of a decarbonised, thermal-based economy without compromising its current use. The ecological hot springs of SUDOE, respectful of the environment, are renewable energies without the inconveniences of deep geothermal energy. The ThermEcoWat project aims to produce transversal actions between scientists, public authorities and economic actors, in order to provide collaborative governance tools for better coordination in the use of thermal sources, stimulating the valorisation of endogenous resources.

Description

Climate observation systems ranked the years 2020, 2022, 2019, 2015 and 2014 as the five hottest of the last four decades in Europe. According to SUDOE, 2022 was the hottest year since 1950. Data on groundwater quality, vulnerability to climate change and the adaptive capacity of territories are heterogeneous, contributing to exacerbating the economic gap. Migratory movements can amplify the pressure on water resources and the economy. The ThermEcoWat project focuses on the recovery and resilience of the fragile thermal spring ecosystem, whose use is fundamental to the economy. The exploitation of the properties of the hot springs is at the origin of the development of many cities. The ThermEcoWat consortium believes that this natural heritage should be preserved, anticipating future tensions in small communities, where the difficulties of the agricultural economy, due to the climate, can be cushioned by the sustainable tourism industry and by green energies. The long-term decrease in precipitation expected in the SUDOE, can alter the natural properties of the hot springs, affecting their anthropic ecosystem. There is no data to assess the impact of climate change, nor an adaptation strategy method to anticipate its socio-economic consequences. Thermal energy could be better harnessed. Technologies that use low-temperature geothermal resources, and heat storage, can contribute to the development of a decarbonised, thermal-based economy without compromising its current use. The ecological hot springs of SUDOE, respectful of the environment, are renewable energies without the inconveniences of deep geothermal energy. The ThermEcoWat project aims to produce transversal actions between scientists, public authorities and economic actors, in order to provide collaborative governance tools for better coordination in the use of thermal sources, stimulating the valorisation of endogenous resources.

Programming period:2021-2027
Start date:01/01/2024
Fecha de fin:31/12/2026
Country : France
Region : Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
State: On going
Call for applications: 1st call
Priority: 1 - Preserving Sudoe's natural capital and adapting to climate change
Specific objective : SO 2.5 (...) Access to water / sustainable water management
Eligible cost: 2.028.076,75 euros
FEDER: 1.521.057,57 euros

Beneficiaries

Principal Beneficiary: Thermauvergne

Nombre del beneficiario: Thermauvergne

Región: France,Auvergne (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes),Royat

Persona de contacto: Marion Vansingle

Email: [email protected]

This beneficiary does not have a website

2 - BRGM, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Site de Clermont Ferrand

Nombre del beneficiario: BRGM, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Site de Clermont Ferrand

Región: France,Centre — Val de Loire,Orleans Cedex 2

Persona de contacto: Christian Iasio

Email: [email protected]

This beneficiary does not have a website

3 - Diputación de Ourense, Sección de inversiones, planificación y programas europeos

Nombre del beneficiario: Diputación de Ourense, Sección de inversiones, planificación y programas europeos

Región: España,Galicia,OURENSE

Persona de contacto: Javier Feijoo

Email: [email protected]

This beneficiary does not have a website

4 - Ajuntament de Caldes de Montbui

Nombre del beneficiario: Ajuntament de Caldes de Montbui

Región: España,Cataluña,Caldes de Montbui

Persona de contacto: Marta LUQUE MORALES

Email: [email protected]

This beneficiary does not have a website

5 - Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya

Nombre del beneficiario: Institut Cartogràfic i Geològic de Catalunya

Región: España,Cataluña,Barcelona

Persona de contacto: Ignasi Herms i Canellas

Email: [email protected]

This beneficiary does not have a website

6 - Termalistur, Termas de S. Pedro do Sul E.M., S.A.

Nombre del beneficiario: Termalistur, Termas de S. Pedro do Sul E.M., S.A.

Región: Portugal,Centro,São Pedro do Sul

Persona de contacto: Ana Jorge

Email: [email protected]

This beneficiary does not have a website

7 - Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, I.P., Laboratório de Geologia e Minas

Nombre del beneficiario: Laboratório Nacional de Energia e Geologia, I.P., Laboratório de Geologia e Minas

Región: Portugal,Área Metropolitana de Lisboa,Amadora

Persona de contacto: Elsa Cristina Ramalho

Email: [email protected]

This beneficiary does not have a website

8 - GEOPLAT

Nombre del beneficiario: GEOPLAT

Región: España,Comunidad de Madrid,Madrid

Persona de contacto: Margarita De Gregorio

Email: [email protected]

This beneficiary does not have a website