The BINGO project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, under the Grant Agreement number 641739.

Concept and Objectives

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Project concept:

There are plenty of long-term concepts on how to face climate change. But how can decision-makers and end users face the intermediate challenges climate change brings? What is the right path for inter-annual to decadal time scales? 

BINGO aims both at reducing the uncertainty of near-term climate predictions and developing response strategies that may help society to better manage the remaining uncertainty.

BINGO will therefore provide demand-driven solutions for a number of 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, BINGO will then model the impacts of changing climate on the water cycle and water demands, and analyse how this affects key sectors. In parallel, BINGO will establish adaptation measures considering the transferability of results. These measures will be 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 will be co-produced, tested and validated by a range of key end users at six research sites across Europe.  

Map of monthly average precipitation (mm/month), 1951-2000, and BINGO research sites (6 white dots)
 (Adapted from: GPCC Climatology, Version 2011)

Project objectives:

Objective 1: Provide more adequate predictions of the distribution (including extremes) of relevant climate variables, at the temporal scale required for modelling both average situations and extremes at the regional and local level.

Objective 2: Engage water end users from the six research sites in Europe in a knowledge alliance designed to build a shared awareness and perception of challenges and opportunities, in order to guide actions and future collaborative approaches.

Objective 3: Assess the impact of extreme weather events, as well as of average climate change conditions, on water quality and quantity and the subsequent effect on key sectors in society, namely: Water & Energy Supply, Urban Activities and Agriculture.

Objective 4: Explore and categorise risk management measures, technologies and other solutions to mitigate climate impacts on the water cycle. Based on the needs of the end users enrolled in BINGO and on the most significant impacts evaluated, an inventory of the most appropriate risk treatment options is aimed to be established.

Objective 5: Provide a portfolio of validated risk treatment strategies, integrating technological and non-technological alternatives, to better cope with challenges posed by climate change. The portfolio aims to assist end users, water managers and policy makers responsible for highly vulnerable water resources of strategic importance.

Expected impact:

BINGO will enable a more efficient management of water resources in Europe, contribute to management planning across Europe and contribute to the development of reliable climate services relevant for the water cycle.

BINGO Partners


The BINGO project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, under the Grant Agreement number 641739.


The project is coordinated at European level by Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC, Portugal).


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