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BINGO is a 48 month Horizon 2020 Climate Action project launched in July 2015.  
BINGO aims at providing practical knowledge and tools to end users, water managers, decision and policy makers affected by climate change to enable them to better cope with all climate projections, including droughts and floods. The focus is on six regions across Europe – in Cyprus, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Spain.
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Message from the Project Coordinator

Dear Bingolians, dear Reader

We are extremely happy and proud to acknowledge that,by now, we have fully accomplished all our commitments as BINGO consortium!

The last months have been some of the most dynamic, enjoyable and rewarding periods the team has ever experienced. After the BINGO final meeting, followed by ECCA 2019, both in Lisbon in the end of May, we feel that we are now - more than ever - a BINGO family team!

We invite you to go through this newsletter and get an insight on what we did, including the BINGO participation at ECCA 2019 (oral presentations, posters and 1 tool-shed demonstration) and the very dynamic and out-of-the-box activities organized at our booth. 

The BINGO final General Assembly was a very fruitful and vibrant event, where we planned a number of further activities to increase the project´s impact and outreach. As recognition of its added-value and relevance the European Commission approved an extension of the project of 3 months. Among other initiatives we will produce a BINGO e-book and a special issue of the Natural Hazards and Earth-System-Sciences (NHESS) Journal. We will also develop and disseminate a policy-brief, design a post BINGO website and organize a number of additional dissemination events at our research sites. A good number of exciting actions to expand and catalyse the BINGO lessons and legacy! 

I wish you all a well-deserved summer pause and invite to stay tuned to the News that will come next September! 

Rafaela Matos
Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil (LNEC), Portugal
BINGO Project Coordinator

BINGO at ECCA 2019

The 4th European Climate Change Adaptation Conference – ECCA 2019, where the final conference of the project was embedded, took place at Centro Cultural de Belém, in Lisbon, Portugal, from the 28th to the 31st of May 2019 with over 1100 delegates from all over the world.

The BINGO project worked hard and long to have a good and interesting representation in this conference, to do justice to all the work done in the past 4 years within the scope of the project.

As such, the BINGO representation at ECCA 2019 consisted of:

  • 44 BINGO partners, with invitation cards for the BINGO booth
  • BINGO booth with prizes (250 hats and 250 t-shirts), games (BINGO game and Kahoot), videos and activities;
  • Two very fun performances from a “Young farmer” and two “Politicians”, performed by some of our project partners;
  • BINGO brochure and presentations mapping flyer in every ECCA 2019 gift bag;
  • BINGO poster/oral presentations

There were a total of 28 presentations, among oral presentations, sessions and posters, covering all of the themes of the conference:

Theme 1: Data, methods and approaches in Climate Change Adaptation an



Theme 2: Co-production of knowledge, solutions and services


Theme 3: Communication, data sharing and decision support



  • Exploitation in CCA & DRR – clustering and discussion
    • BINGO Abstracts: BINGO project’s exploitable results and exploitation plan


Theme 4: Institutions, governance, citizens and social justice



Theme 5: Global climate challenges


Theme 6: Climate risk management and resilience


In addition, BINGO had a presentation at the ECCA Tool-Shed:

PS: Stay tuned because all of our ECCA 2019 materials will be available on our website soon!


Final Project Meeting in Lisbon
BINGO Talks about Tagus

As we were reaching the final month of our project, the BINGO team has met once again in Lisbon, where the Kick-off meeting took place back in 2015!

This time, however, the conversations are very different: our results are here, our work is mostly done, the key topic now is CREATING A LASTING IMPACT.

Our research has created some new understanding of the impact of climate change within the case studies of our research sites. The knowledge that was produced here has been applied by the local stakeholders and will continue to create value beyond the project's lifetime.

But BINGO has created more than that, and this Final project meeting has put all of those other impacts on the table:

  • BINGO has created a family within the project partners, the BINGOlians, but also with the Communities of Practice in each research site. These relationships have been built throughout 4 years and will continue to create impact in other activities and projects;
  • BINGO has developed several methodologies which have been constructed by analysing what worked and what didn't in all of the research sites. These methodologies are now described through guidelines and are called our "Exploitable results". They address several issues, from resolution of decadal predictions to step by step guide on how to implement successful communities of practice, and can be implemented in a wide range of contexts;
  • Each one of the partners from BINGO will leave the project much richer in terms of what they learned about other fields of study and other perspectives. This BINGO gathered climatologists, hydrologists, geologists, economists, policy experts, social sciences, risk analysis experts, agriculture, water supply, civil protection, and so much more - all of which have learned more about other regions and other perspectives of how the knowledge they generate can be applied.
  • The Final Meeting was also the perfect opportunity to get to know the Research Site of Tagus and some of the ways the water cycle affects the sorrounding areas, through a field visit to the Sorraia Valley and to Coruche.

BINGO is, indeed, more than just the sum of all its parts.


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Project BINGO in 5 minutes!

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Finding solutions for climate change’s impact on water resources in Europe
pictureWorking with a wide range of stakeholders and co-designing solutions: the embodiment of open science and open innovation. (…) We can expect BINGO to provide many of the answers we need to improve water management in Europe.”
EU Research Commissioner Carlos Moedas delivered a video message to BINGO – the Horizon 2020 project examining the impact of climate change on the water cycle in Europe. Watch Commissioner Moedas' full video message.
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