Drought Resilience Improvement in Vineyard Ecosystems

The DRIVE LIFE project has received funding from the European Union under grant agreement n° LIFE19 ENV/IT/000035

Drought Resilience Improvement in Vineyard Ecosystems

The DRIVE LIFE project has received funding from the European Union under grant agreement n° LIFE19 ENV/IT/000035

The project

Drought Resilience Improvement in Vineyard Ecosystems

The DRIVE LIFE project plans to address how to tackle the issue of concurrent meteorological drought and water scarcity, finding solutions for improved vineyard ecosystems resilience. This to maintain competiveness while lowering vineyard water footprint and making additional water supply unnecessary.

THE METHOD

Characterize progression and current metereological drought status within two vine districts: Colli Piacentini and Oltrepo Pavese

THE MONITORING TOOL (MT)

Develop an innovative Monitoring Tool (MT) for improved assessment and use of natural soil reserve and seasonal rainwater consumption, for tracking of seasonal soil water depletion and canopy/grass water use and for the identification and validation of thresholds of significant water stress.

TOOL VALIDATION

Test the MT in DEMO vineyards in study areas and in (at least) 10 more farms in Italy and 10 additional farms across Europe

WATER FOOTPRINT ASSESSMENT

Define the effect of the water resilient strategy in vineyards on the water footprint of the wine sector

ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

Assessment of economical value of the economical value of environmental benefits deriving from the innovative techniques through market based tools for farmers and producers

STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVEMENT

Promote a new partecipatory and promotional approach for stakeholders involvement


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