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Communication and dissemination of results (DI)

INHABIT project has dedicated a specific group of actions to Dissemination activities, addressed to communication of results, approaches and methods of the INHABIT project. The present section of the website is dedicated to public dissemination of project Deliverables.

At present, all expected deliverables have been completed and made available here. Most of the deliverables are in Italian with an English abstract, although an English version is available for selected deliverables. Unless otherwise specified (see the caption ‘English version’), the reported links refer to the Italian version.

In addition to the deliverables, listed here below in chronological order, the following products are available for download:


Deliverable Products of the Project

Name of the Deliverable
Pd1 River basin management plans for the WFD in selected Italian catchments: approaches, methods, scale factors and setting of measures 
Pd4 Guideline and field protocols for deriving nutrient-related information
Pd2 Typology and reference condition criteria in selected Italian catchments: approaches, methods and selection of investigation sites
Pd3 Guideline and field protocols for deriving hydro-morphological and habitat information
I2d5 Database of long temporal series of nitrogen concentration in atmospheric deposition and lake and river water
I1d1 Compilation of a summary report on study areas, field sites, sampling strategy, overall difficulties and outline of main results [I1d1_Rivers] - [I1d1_Lakes]
I1d2Compilation of a database containing biological and water quality data [I1d2_Rivers] - [I1d2_Lakes]
I1d3Compilation of a database containing hydro-morphological data [I1d3_Rivers]  -  [I1d3_Lakes]
I2d1 Report on physico-chemical and hydro-morphological characterisation of the study sites - Rivers
I2d6 Report on modelling of nitrogen behaviour in selected catchments - Lakes
I2d7 Report on statistical analysis of the relation between nitrogen concentration and species composition - Lakes
D1d1 Report on classification results in the study areas - Rivers + Addenda
D1d2 Compilation of a database of monitoring data, for lakes
D1d3 Report on modelling reference conditions - Lakes
I1d4 Natural and anthropogenic variability at river sampling sites (Rivers)
I1d5 Natural and anthropogenic variability at lake sampling sites (Lakes)
I3d1 Ecological status classification and local hydro-morphological/habitat variability: potential effects on effectiveness of restoration measures and criteria to overpass inconsistencies [Rivers] [Lakes]
I2d2 Report on uptake length measurement and related parameters in river study sites
D2d1 Proceeding of the 1st workshop published on-line (Report also provided individually) (In Italian) 
D2d2 Proceeding of the 2nd workshop published on-line (Report also provided individually) (In English) 
I2d3 Report on comparison of the nutrient retention with the habitat and hydro-morphological indices - Rivers
I2d4 Report on the relationship between nutrient retention and aquatic invertebrates distribution and abundance, feeding categories and ecological status classification in the study areas - Rivers
I3d2 Ecological status classification and local hydro-morphological/habitat variability: proposal of new measures to restore ecological quality - Part A (Lakes) + Part B (Rivers)
I3d4 Guidelines on how and where the new set of measures should be adopted to aid the achievement of good ecological status by 2015 (English version)
I3d3 Nutrient cycling and good ecological status: proposal of new measures based on local hydro-morphological/habitat features of aquatic environments and large scale concern - Rivers (English version)
I2d8 Final report on the effects of nitrogen pollution on lakes and rivers and suggestions for improvement of RBMPs
D1d4 Report on temporal and spatial variability of reference conditions, BQEs and EQRs
D1d5 Final report on classification uncertainty and correlated suggestions to improve RBMPs - Rivers (English version)
DId1 Layman’s report
DId2 After LIFE communication plan


Milestones of the project

Name of the Milestone Deadline (month)
Activation of the web-site 6
Review of approaches and methods used in the preparation of RBMPs 6
Review of methods and field protocols for deriving nutrient-related information
6
Workshop for harmonizing approaches and field activity between partners 9
Selection of water bodies and sites for field investigation and selection of methods to be applied in the field 9
Collation of long temporal series of nitrogen concentration in atmospheric deposition, lake and river water. 18
Conclusion of field data collection to assess hydro-morphological, chimico-physical and biological variability - reference conditions and degraded sites - in different water body types. --> still going on with integrative data collection 20
Workshop for data analysis planning 21
Selection of the model and statistical analysis for studying nitrogen behaviour in study catchments under different deposition and climate change scenarios 24
Demonstration of innovative approaches to relate habitat/local hydro-morphological information to quality classification 26
Classification of ecological status in the study areas according to the most updated WFD methods available – Biological and hydro-morphological classification 26
1st Workshop on ecological status classification 28
Application of project approaches to classification and measure proposal to a sample area not directly covered by partners 30
2nd Workshop on ecological status classification 30
Suggestions for improvement of RBMPs and Programmes of Measures as far as uncertainty in classification issues is concerned provided 32
Proposal of measures to achieve good ecological status based on innovative approaches focused on the interaction between hydro-morphology, habitat structure, physio-chemical conditions and biological response, for the RBMPs under examination 32
Proposal of measures to support mitigation of nitrogen contamination at the local scale based on innovative approaches focused on the interaction between hydro-morphology, habitat structure and overall physio-chemical conditions, for the RBMPs under examination. 32
Final conference presenting project results 36