Three of six Dutch projects selected for ERA-NET Cofund Assessment of cross-sectoral climate Impacts and pathways for Sustainable transformation (AXIS) were awarded to Utrecht University researchers. Transdisciplinary projects led by Machteld van den Broek, Maryse Chappin and Detlef van Vuuren, all from the Copernicus Institute of Sustainable Development of Utrecht University, will contribute to a better estimation of the impact and risks of climate change.
DIRT-X: Evaluating sediment Delivery Impacts on Reservoirs in changing climaTe and society across scales and sectors
There are currently about 7000 large dams and thousands of smaller dams in Europe providing important but vulnerable services such as hydropower generation, drinking water supply, irrigation, flood protection, and recreation. DIRT-X addresses how the changing climate and socioeconomic conditions influence water reservoirs and the services they provide to different economic sectors.
DIRT-X is led by Machteld van den Broek, who is an assistant professor at the Energy & Resources Group. Her work focuses on the facilitation of the energy transition process from a systems perspective.