AQUACLEW (Advancing quality of climate services for European water) will investigate how to increase user uptake in a broad community using general information from a web interface, as well as tailored user-specific decision-support in multiple case studies.

AQUACLEW sets out to answer the following research questions:

  • How do we improve co-development to better incorporate multiple user feedbacks along the entire climate service production chain, from research to production, service use and decision making?
  • How should data, quality-assurance metrics and guidance be tailored along the whole data-production chain to closer meet user requirements, including resolution and precision?


There are seven case studies in the AQUACLEW project:

  1. Pluvial Flash Floods in pre-Alpine Regions (Austria)
  2. Hydropower production (France)
  3. Fluvial and coastal interactions under Mediterranean climate conditions (Spain)
  4. Agricultural production in Central Denmark (Denmark)
  5. Drought and Water resource allocation for tourism, agriculture, energy sectors (Spain)
  6. Urban flash floods (Germany)
  7. Biodiversity decline (Sweden)


AQUACLEW is coordinated by Berit Arheimer (SMHI) and brings together nine complementary organisations from across Europe, with different experience and expertise in developing climate services, providing data and collaborating with users. Coordinator: Assoc. Prof.


AQUACLEW is part of ERA4CS, an ERA-NET initiated by JPI Climate, and funded by FORMAS (SE), DLR (DE), BMWFW (AT), IFD (DK), MINECO (ES), ANR (FR) with co-funding  by the European Union (Grant 690462).


The project runs from September 2017 - September 2020.