Management meetings will be held quarterly by teleconference (or in person when collocated with project workshops/progress meetings) to ensure the project will be run according to plan and will achieve its objectives. PIs will attend these meetings. The quarterly meetings are formal reporting moments with the minutes recorded and archived on the project reporting website for inspections. Written quarterly progress reports will be submitted by all WP leads to the project coordinator for assessing the adequacy of progresses. All documents and reports will be made accessible to all partners and the funding agencies. Other reports will be made public also via the project web site.

Table 1. List of iAqueduct deliverables and milestones

WP Number Description of deliverables (D) and milestones (M)
WP0 D: Quarterly progress (D0.x_1 – x_4) and three annual (D0_x.0) project reports

M: kick-off meeting, and three workshops (M0_0, M0_x)

(x: refers to year 1-3, timing of milestones are indicated in Table 2)

WP1 D1.1. Satellite/UAS-data (month 10-12);

D1.2. Scaling methods from global satellite water cycle products to field scale surface and profile information of water states (month 22-24).

WP2 D2.1. Soil spectral libraries of distinct soil groups in both laboratory and field and their relationship  (month 10-12);

D2.2. Maps of soil hydraulic properties for the 5 experimental sites based on traditional and vis-NIR spectral analysis (month 22-24).

WP3 D3.1. Field and grid specific scaling functions between soil moisture and evapotranspiration (month 16-18);

D3.2. Simulation results across the selected experimental sites (month 34-36).


WP4 D4.1. Intercomparison of models, soil and vegetation parametrizations and soil parameters (month 16-18);


WP5 D5.1. Spatial-pattern-oriented model calibration (month 16-18);

D5.2. Multiscale parsimonious distributed ecohydrological model to bridge the scales from plant to plot, subcatchment, and catchment/basin respectively (month 22-24);

WP6 D6.1. Scenarios for actual sustainable water management with stakeholders (with the drought events in 2018 as concrete cases) (month 10-12).

D6.2. Connecting science to society – approaches to influence stakeholders (in particular citizens) towards desirable behaviour (month 34-36):

–      D6.2-1a. Options for optimal water management in Twente (Uni. Twente interacts with the water authority Vechtstromen);

D6.2-1b. Machine learning algorithms (Uni. Twente with the company Cosine);

D6.2-1c. Suggestion for application of the iAqueduct toolbox in the national Delta plan for water management under climate change (Uni. Twente with the Deltares);

–      D6.2-2. Demonstration in the “Cilento and Diano Valley” National Park (Uni. Naples will collaborate with the “Velia” Consortium Authority of Land Reclamation);

–      D6.2-3a. Case study to help solve the climatic, environmental and socio-economic problem in the practice of water management (UPV with the Confederacion Hidrografica del Jucar (CHJ));

–      D6.2-3b. Initiative for up-taking project results in developing services (UPV with Geosystem).

D6.3. iAqueduct toolbox (month 22-24).

*Each scientific WPs will enable the scientific publications (Dx.x* in Tab. 3). Expected ISI publications are listed as below for relevant WPs: (1) possible topics for WP1 are: Characteristics of high resolution spatio-temporal patterns of soil moisture fields; Scaling from global satellite products to sub-meter UAS scale water cycle products; Water states from surface RS information to profile); (2) WP2: Soil Spectral Library with a protocol on how to implement the SSL to field condition; Spectral based models to assess hydraulic soil properties on a spatial domain; (3) WP3: Field/grid scaling functions for soil moisture and evapotranspiration; Generalised scaling functions for soil moisture and evapotranspiration; (4) WP4: High resolution ecohydrological modelling; iAqueduct toolbox; and WP5:Model calibration based on high resolution spatial data; Multiscale parsimonious ecohydrological modelling.