Project Partners

REFRESH brings together rivers, lakes and wetlands scientists with expertise in hydrology, hydrochemistry and ecology, aquatic modelling and social science. Many of these have worked together previously on EU funded projects under FP5 and FP6. Of the 25 partners in REFRESH, 17 were involved in the FP6 Project Euro-limpacs which brought together these scientific communities in an Integrated Project for the first time.

Partner name




Lead scientist

University College London (Co-ordinator) UCL UK Martin Kernan
Aarhus Universitet- National Environmental Research Institute AU Denmark Erik Jeppesen
The University of Reading UREAD UK Andrew Wade
Finnish Environment Institute SYKE Finland Ahti Lepisto
Universitaet Duisburg-Essen UDE Germany Daniel Hering
Alterra ALTERRA Netherlands Piet Verdonschot
Natural Environment Research Council NERC UK Mike Acreman
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences SLU Sweden Richard Johnson

The James Hutton Institute
(formerly Macaulay Land Use Research Institute)


Rachel Helliwell
Utrecht University UU-BIO Netherlands Merel Soons
Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cient¡ficas CSIC Spain Eugenia Marti
Middle East Technical University METU Turkey Meryem Bekliogu
Forschungsverbund Berlin e. V FVB Germany Klement Tockner
Commission of the European Communities - Directorate General Joint Research Centre EC-JRC EU Ana Cristina Cardoso
Stichting Deltares DELTARES Netherlands Harm Duel
Universitaet fuer Bodenkultur Wien BOKU Austria Astrid Schmidt-Kloiber
Biology Centre AS CR Institute of Hydrobiology BCAS Czech Rep Josef Hejzlar
Eesti Maaülikool (Estonian University of Life Sciences) EMU Estonia Peeter Noges
Universitat de Barcelona UB Spain Francesc Sabater
University of Patras UPAT Greece Eva Papastergiadou
Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - Universite Paul Sabatier CNRS-EDB France Gael Grenouillet
Norwegian Institute for Agricultural and Environmental Research BIOFORSK Norway Eva Skarbøvik
Norwegian Institute for Water Research NIVA Norway Dick Wright
Trent University TRENT Canada Peter Dillon
Griffith University GU Australia Stuart Bunn