Practical and scientific knowledge related to groundwater research and innovation is scattered amongst various actors throughout Europe. KINDRA has conducted an EU-wide assessment of existing groundwater-related practical and scientific knowledge based on a unique Hydrogeological Research Classification System (HRC-SYS) developed by the project. This classification is supported by a web-service – the European Inventory of Groundwater Research (EIGR) – which acts not only as a knowledge repository but also as a tool to help identify relevant research topics, existing research trends and critical research challenges (task ongoing). These results will be useful for producing synergies, implementing policies and optimising water management in Europe.
Our role in the project
LPRC, besides actively participating in all Work Packages, coordinates WP4 – Communication & Dissemination activities. Our objective within this Work Package is to create a more integrated community of researchers and users of research knowledge extending across disciplines, countries, organisations and sectors. For this the communication and dissemination of the role of groundwater needs to be improved, building a correspondence between the before-mentioned social and technical categories and a more intelligible explanation to different audiences (young scholars, people, industrial and agricultural players, etc.). As such LPRC works to help achieve a better understanding of the groundwater topic by adapting its technical content and results into outreach materials that help citizens to understand the relevance of groundwater in daily life.