director ! thomas dworak
policy experts ! maria berglund ! nikolaus fleischmann ! daniela hohenwallner-ries ! magdalena rogger ! linda romanovska ! guido schmidt ! thomas thaler
event managers ! christine matauschek ! michaela matauschek
categories ! Climate Change Adaptation ! Inland Water ! Environmental Economics ! Agriculture ! Coastal and Marine !

Fresh-Projects | Agriculture

Ongoing: Creating a dialogue between water management authorities, water users, nature conservation stakeholders as well as consumer protection actors

Environment Agency Germany | Modern water management focuses on sustainable and balanced water use by all stakeholders. To achieve this today – and in the future -  various legal as well as socio-economic frameworks need to be taken into account. The overall aim of this project is to initiate a target-oriented national dialogue at an early stage among various actors. The creation of this dialogue platform ...

Ongoing: Sustainable Integrated Management FOR the NEXUS of water-land-food-energy-climate for a resource-efficient Europe (SIM4NEXUS)

EASME, European Commission | Water, land, food, energy, and climate are interconnected, comprising a coherent system (the ‘Nexus’), dominated by complexity and feedback. Putting pressure on one part of the Nexus can create pressures on the others. Management of the Nexus is critical to securing the efficient use of our scarce resources. Through the five nexus themes, the Horizon 2020 project SIM4NEXUS aims to ...

Ongoing: FD and WFD Compliance check

European Commission, DG Environment | The contract will provide technical assistance to the Commission in the assessment of the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) and the Floods Directive (FD) by the 28 Member States of the EU. This includes support in the development of the assessment methodology and preparation of technical reports according to a methodology to be agreed with the Commission. These technical ...

Ongoing: ETC/CCA European Topic Centre on Climate change impacts, vulnerability and adaptation 2014-2018

EEA | The European Topic Centre on Climate Change impacts, vulnerability and Adaptation (ETC/CCA) is a Consortium of European Organizations contracted by the European Environment Agency (EEA) to carry out specific tasks - as identified in the ETC/CCA annual Action Plan (AP) - coherently with the EEA five-year strategy, the Multiannual Work Programme and the specific EEA Annual Work Programme in the ...

Support to the European Innovation Partnership on Water II

European Commission DG Environment | The European Innovation Partnership on Water (EIP Water) is an initiative within the EU 2020 Innovation Union. The EIP Water facilitates the development of innovative solutions to address major European and global water challenges. At the same time, the EIP Water supports the creation of market opportunities for these innovations, both inside and outside of Europe. A consortium led by ...

Support to the India-EU Water Partnership

AETS Consortium for EC DEVCO | The objective of this assignment is to facilitate a coherent involvement of the EU and its Member States (MS), jointly with the relevant Indian authorities, in the Clean Ganga initiative of the Government of India and establish a concrete example of EU-India relations where the EU and its MS are engaged as key players and act in a coordinated and complementary manner, to allow the replication ...

Mid-term review of GIZ 'developpp' Water Stewardship initiatives (Egypt, Honduras, El Salvador)

GIZ | In 2013, EDEKA, SAB Miller and GIZ started a strategic alliance (STA) with the aim of supporting water stewardship initiatives in several countries (Egypt, Columbia, Honduras), which is allocated at develoPPP within GIZ. Fresh-Thoughts Consulting GmbH was contracted to develop an external mid-term evaluation of the Strategic Alliance and its Partnerships, according to OECD/DAC and WORKS ...

WWF Report on Irrigation Modernization

WWF ES | WWF Spain released a report in 2014, which showcased problems in ensuring a contribution from agricultural water savings to sustainability of water quantity management at the water body or basin levels. Fresh-Thoughts was requested to assess policy opportunities and options to overcome the existing obstacles, and thus provide an update to the ...

Water Risk assessment for Citrus production in Southern Spain

EDEKA | Within EDEKA's overall assessment to improve the environmental performance of ist supply chain at the "El Esparragal" citrus farm, Fresh-Thoughts assessed possible upscaling strategies to involve further farmers into sustainability strategies to address water quantity ...

Support to a Workshop on River Basin Management and Rural development Programmes in Andalusia (Spain)

WWF ES | Fresh-Thoughts facilitated a workshop for WWF Spain to identify options how the Andalusian Rural Development measures (EARDF) could best contribute to the objectives of the Spanish River Basin Management Plans, as established under the Water Framework ...

Streamlining water into Rural development Programmes

European Commission DG Environment | The revision of the Common Agricultural Policy, which started with the November 2010 Commission Communication on ""The CAP towards 2020"" , and was finalised with the publication of the relevant regulations in December 2013. These revisions have increased the extent to which water issues can be addressed by MS. Under Pillar II (Rural Development Programmes) there is an ...

Climate proofing of EU policies

European Commission, Climate Action | This study assessed the most significant threats and challenges posed by climate change to the EU by focussing on policy areas of particular relevance for the EU budget and where no or little action has been taken so far. To this end, the project team identified the most appropriate measures that could be taken or adjusted to address these threats until 2020 and to assess them against their ...

EU Water pricing for agriculture

European Commission, Climate Action | The focus of this study was to provide a general overview of the use of water pricing and water allocation policies in Europe. To lay the foundation for analysing the impacts of these policies on water use in agriculture, the project first carried out an extensive literature review on the economic theory and concepts behind water pricing and water allocation policy and what this implies for ...

Agriculture in the Baltic Sea

Federation of Swedish Farmers | Fresh Thoughts supported the conference by preparing the Panel discussion by selecting the topic “Increased food and energy production with less nutrient loads?” and preparing questions for the participants. In addition, Fresh Thoughts gave a presentation on the “Implementation of the Water Framework Directive with respect to agriculture: comparison between Baltic EU ...