Assessment of water Balances and Optimisation based Target setting across EU River Basins



ABOT is one of the Pilot projects on Development of Prevention Activities to Halt Desertification in Europe, partly funded by DG Environment of the European Commission. The objective of the pilot projects is to support the development of concrete pilot initiatives on innovative technologies, techniques or practices in order to contribute to the exchanges of good practice and innovation for halting the desertification in Europe.


The overall aim of the ABOT is to support the European Commission’s effort to identify means and develop prevention activities to halt desertification in Europe, by focusing on complementing EU water resources balances elaborated in the framework of the System of Economic and Environmental Accounts for Water (SEEAW) and supplementing ongoing projects which tackle water scarcity, droughts and desertification.