|The BINGO project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, under the Grant Agreement number 641739.|
BINGO aimed both at reducing the uncertainty of near-term climate predictions and developing response strategies that may help society to better manage the remaining uncertainty.
As such, BINGO provided to sectors using water resources demand-driven solutions for specific climate-related challenges in Europe that focus on different geographical scales and are usable by a diverse spectrum of end users. After developing decadal climate predictions with a specific focus on extreme events (droughts and floods), BINGO modelled the impacts of changing climate on the water cycle and water demands, and analysed how this could affect water availability and storage and the key sectors under scope. The assessment of risks and vulnerabilities allowed BINGO to establish adaptation measures considering the transferability of results. These measures were built taking into account the critical socio-economic factors, financing and policy contexts as well as scenarios of land use, urban pressures and water demands. All solutions were co-produced, tested and validated by key end users at the six research sites.
One of BINGO key outcomes, the Portfolio of adaptation measures, incorporates the measures from BINGO 6 research sites plus a consistent list of possible adaptation measures that different end users can select to tackle their issue, or get inspired by them and establish their own solution.
The process of the work in BINGO followed the following methodology: