Freshwater biodiversity is under pressure from global and local stressors, such as heat waves, storms and local pollution, whose combined impacts are highly uncertain. Stakeholder learning is essential to develop adaptive strategies for maintaining biodiversity and ecosystem services (ES) in the face of continuous change. The need to understand the complex nature of freshwaters and to consider trade-offs among ES over time in management is increasingly acknowledged.

“If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties. “

by Francis Bacon

This project aims to support water managers in developing adaptive measures against stressors from climate change, as well as for managing trade-offs among freshwater based ES and biodiversity.

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