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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 reader,

BINGO has been extremely active in the last trimester - starting with the BINGO Annual Meeting 2017 in June, for which all partners gathered in Mulheim, to the Porto Innovation Water Week (PIWW) in late September. We are now obtaining the first results from our six Research Sites, from climate & hydrological modelling outcomes to the risk analysis framework. Moreover, the Communities of Practice are fully operational.

Hence, this is the right time to reinforce virtuous connectivity with other ongoing H2020 projects and clusters, as well as with other projects outside Europe that can be relevant for win-win synergies. It is also time to start thinking and envisioning how lessons learned within BINGO can be used. How can BINGO live on beyond the project completion? How can BINGO inform future discussions about climate services? How can we continue to strengthen vertical collaboration within our BINGO communities and research sites, both geographically and horizontally?

This is the perfect timing to put together the debate on our results so far and the strategic vision and projection of BINGO beyond its completion.

Let’s keep on working in BINGO with the same intensity, insight and passion!

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

How Global Warming Is Changing When Europe’s Rain Arrives

BINGO was broadcasted on "Futuris" in July 2017. "Futuris" is the euronews programme which brings the latest news on the leading scientific & technological research projects in Europe.

The euronews reporter Denis Loctier visited the BINGO Cyprus and Germany research sites and interviewed BINGO researchers to understand how the apparent safety of water supply might be affected by climate change.

See more here


Adriana Bruggeman on EuroNews

BINGO 2nd Year Progress Meeting, Mülheim, Germany, 27-29 June 2017

The Year Progress Meeting took place at Mülheim, Germany, on the 27-29 of June 2017. The meeting allowed for BINGO partners to present and discuss the developments and achievements of the second year of the project across the seven Work Packages, as well as to better plan the activities for the third year.

BINGO Partners also discussed the interactions and integrations between the Work Packages. Around 60 people attended the annual meeting, including representatives from all 20 partner organisations of the project.


The partners had the opportunity to visit the Große Dhünn Reservoir


Bingo partners in Mülheim, Germany, 27-29 June

BINGO at ECCA 2017

The BINGO team was present in the 3rd European Climate Change Adaptation Conference (ECCA) that took place in Glasgow, Scotland, 5-9 June 2017.

The theme of ECCA 2017 was ‘Our Climate Ready Future’. The Conference aimed to inspire and enable people to work together to discover and deliver positive climate adaptation solutions that can strengthen society, revitalise local economies and enhance the environment.


Ana Estela, LNEC, at ECCA 2017, Glasgow, 5-9 June

BINGO at the 14th IWA/IAHR – ICUD

BINGO partners LNEC and NTNU attended the 14th IWA/IAHR International Conference on Urban Drainage (ICUD) in Prague, Czech Republic, 10-15 September 2017.

LNEC presented “Water management in a changing climate: Research at the service of society”, a study based on a synthetic literature review and lessons learned from BINGO, while NTNU’s presentation discussed “Seasonal variations in precipitation and the performance of stormwater collection systems” for the Norwegian BINGO research site Bergen.


14th IWA/IAHR – ICUD logo

BINGO at the EIP Water Conference & Porto Water Innovation Week

The EIP Water Conference ‘Porto Water Innovation Week’ was held in Porto last week with over 1,200 participants from 60 countries, 118 exhibiters and over 70 speakers.

This event was the largest water event ever held in the city and brought together researchers, experts, businesses and all kinds of stakeholders to talk about solutions for the future of the water sector. Among the main topics of the conference, there were water’s importance for the circular economy, water treatment and management and innovation in the sector.

LNEC (Portuguese National Laboratory for Civil Engineering), SPI - Sociedade Portuguesa de Inovação, IWW Water Centre, KWR Watercycle Research Institute, AQUATEC, EPAL were the BINGO partners present in the Conference. Additionally, both SPI and LNEC had a stand in the event.

BINGO was well represented in the group of speakers by two of our leading partners from LNEC who chaired two sessions of the event. Maria João Freitas introduced an experiment in collective awareness on Wednesday, chairing the session on “Societal engagement as a driver for innovation and governance”. Rafaela Matos spoke about cities and water on Thursday, giving part 3 of the “Water and the circular economy” session.

On the side-lines of the event, BINGO partners also attended the ''Boosting Research & Innovation in the Water Sector: The Impact of EU-funded actions'' event on Saturday, 29 September.

Click here to learn more about PWIW 2017 and the EIP Water Conference.



EIP Water Conference & Porto Water Innovation Week

BINGO at the International Workshop SWGen-Hydro

BINGO was represented at the SWGen-Hydro (Stochastic Weather Generators for Hydrological Applications), on September 18 to 20 in Berlin, a workshop focused on SWG's suitable in hydrological modelling contexts organized by BINGO WP2 leaders, Freie Universität Berlin.

Dr. Komlan Kpogo-Nuwoklo, from the FU Berlin, presented the research on “Daily spatio-temporal stochastic precipitation generator based on a censored and transformed latent Gaussian field” at the SWGen-Hydro, where he spoke about the BINGO project’s results related to his research. Research from Marc Scheibel, from Wupperverband, a partner on BINGO, on "Explorative analysis of long time series of very high resolution spatial rainfall" was also presented at the event.

At the workshop, a poster on the BINGO research by Komlan et al was displayed, as well as one from Henning Rust et al, from FU Berlin.

Check the program of the event here.

For more information, please contact Henning Rust.


Dr. Komlan Kpogo-Nuwoklo explaining BINGO poster


BINGO project in Webinar on “how to deal with vehicles exposed to flooding”

Eduardo Martínez-Gomariz, from CETaqua, Spain, talked about how to deal with vehicles exposed to flooding - BINGO EU Project, using the Badalona Case Study in the UFMRM Webinar Series on Monday, October 9.

To see the full webinar, click here or contact Eduardo Martínez-Gomariz.

Stakeholder perspectives from the Netherlands on climate change
         Take a look into this interesting video!
picture Climate change will affect land and water management in the future, not only at the Veluwe, but also in the rest of the country”.
Sara Eeman,
docent Hydrologie
Testimonials from our researchers

pictureHi, I´m Juliane, a researcher from IWW Water Centre and a member of the BINGO-team.
Together with our colleagues from Wupperverband we are analyzing how climate change (focusing on extreme weather events) will affect the catchment of the Wupper area in the near future in terms of raw water provision and flood control. Based on climate predictions and the integrated analysis of the water cycle, risk analysis will be conducted taking into account climate change and land use scenarios. Together with various stakeholders and representatives from authorities, local companies and other sectors we are searching for solutions how to mitigate climate impacts. Finally, we will develop and implement an economic analysis taking into account relevant factors to find the best suited risk reduction measures or mitigation strategies."

Juliane Koti, IWW


Juliane Koti, IWW Water Centre, Germany



A numerical study of the February 15, 1941 storm in the Tagus estuary


André B. Fortunato, Adriana Bruggeman on Freire, Xavier Bertin, Marta Rodrigues, Juan Ferreira and Margarida L.R.Liberato
Continental Shelf Research Volume 144,
15 July 2017,
Pages 50-64

This study's highlights include: (1) Hindcast of the most severe storm of the 20th century in the Iberian Peninsula; (2) Physical drivers for flooding are identified; (3) Regional surge and swell-driven setup are the main causes of storm surge; (4) Wave setup is modulated by tides and amplified by resonance; and (5) Extensive agricultural lands can be submerged.

To access the full article click here.


Seasonal variations in precipitation and the performance of stormwater collection systems


E. Kristvik, T. M. Muthanna, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

This study presents an assessment of precipitation-based climate indices for the city of Bergen, Norway, with focus on the link between seasonal variations of climate indices and generated stormwater. The assessment is performed on historical data as a first step to climate change impact assessments. Because the selected climate indices are based on daily precipitation amounts, the computational need is lowered and the assessment can serve as a supplement to impact studies that investigate changes in sub-daily precipitation extremes.

To access the full article click here.


BINGO climate predictions and downscaling to extreme weather (WP2)

The space of possible climate states in uninitialized climate projections (i.e. the uncertainty) is larger than the variability in the recent observations! Initializing these simulations (i.e. turning projections into predictions) reduces this variation.
Thus, for near term planning, skillful decadal predictions are preferable. On continuing a climate prediction until the end of the century, it will tend to forget initial conditions and just depend on the RCP assumed. Long term planning requires choosing an RCP.

Click here to read more



Getting to know the partners: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

NTNU is Norway’s largest university with more than 40 000 students. It is the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering that involved in the BINGO project. This is the largest department under the College of Engineering. We are a core group of 5-6 people that work on the BINGO project, including one PhD and one Postdoc. We work closely together with the City of Bergen as one of the BINGO project research sites. The main research topics in Bergen include drinking water resources and elimination of combined sewer overflows through improved stormwater management and safe floodways. We are also the Work Package leader of “Ensuring Excellence and Actionable Research”, being responsible for the work related with the Communities of Practice.


Upcoming BINGO events


3rd ECCA 2019 – Lisbon, Portugal | May 28-31, 2019

ECCA 2019 will take place on 28–31 May in Lisbon (Portugal) and BINGO will be one of the 3 EU projects hosting it. ECCA 2019 will be organised by the project BINGO, together with RESCCUE and PLACARD.

ECCA is the bi-annual European Climate Change Adaptation conference and is convened by EU-funded projects on behalf of the European Commission.

Click here to see a video of the ECCA 2017 highlights and here to make sure you receive all news about ECCA 2019.


Rafaela Matos, BINGO Project Coordinator, during the final session of ECCA 2017 in Glasgow, June 2017



Launch of LIS-Water - Lisbon International Centre for Water

LNEC is launching a new project on the water sector: LIS-Water - Lisbon International Centre for Water. The launch ceremony will take place on October 31, at 15:00h in the Auditorium of LNEC, Lisbon (Portugal) and will be chaired by the Minister of the Environment of Portugal.

The LIS-Water is a centre of excellence in public policy, regulation and management of water services and resources dedicated to research and innovation, brainstorm and strategic advice, education, training and capacity-building, industry support and social participation.

Learn more about it here.

To participate in the event, please register here until October 27.


Lisbon International Centre for Water

Other relevant events
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For more information, click here.


CARISMA: Innovation for Climate Change Mitigation

CARISMA is an HORIZON 2020 project which aims to support the development and diffusion of options for climate change mitigation, both technologies and practices to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Climate-friendly technologies and practices often already exist, yet for several reasons they do not enter the mainstream.

For more information, click here.

INCOVER: Innovative Eco-Technologies for Resource Recovery from Wastewater

INCOVER is a collaborative HORIZON 2020 project that aims to develop innovative and sustainable added-value technologies for a resource recovery-based treatment of wastewater, using smart operation monitoring and control methodologies.

For more information, click here.

INNOMED: Innovative Options for Integrated Water Resources Management in the Mediterranean

INNOMED is a new 36-month project co-funded under the ERA-NET WaterWorks2015 Call. INNOMED aims to develop and apply a multidisciplinary approach to quantify the physical and economic effects of alternative management options in forestry and agriculture on the catchment's water balance.

For more information, click here.
Project BINGO in 5 minutes!
pictureClimate change is seriously increasing the risk of heavy rains and extreme droughts. These weather extreme events are a major hazard at economic level and at social level.”
Take a look at this animated video introducing BINGO! Feel free to share it with your colleagues.
Improving climate predictions for the water sector
pictureEU 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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