About I-CISK

Climate change is one of the defining issues of the 21st century, with the climate becoming more variable and severe weather events such as floods, droughts and extreme heat occurring more frequently. Adaptation to climate change requires climate smart decisions foster resilience to the future climate.

I-CISK’s ambition to innovate how climate information is used, interpreted and acted on through a next-generation of Climate Services that follow a human centred, social and behaviourally informed approach; integrating the knowledges, needs and perceptions of climate information.

7 Living Labs

In I-CISK we take an action research approach to fast-track research to impacts by co-developing a framework for human centred climate services in and with the users of seven Living Labs in Europe and Africa. Each living lab is located in a climate change hotspot with specific geographical and climatic settings, and with a focus on key socio-economic sectors.


Upper and Middle Guadalquivir Basin, Spain

Agriculture, Livestock, 
Forestry and Water Scarcity

Living Lab 1

Living Lab 2


Emilia Romagna, Italy

Agriculture and Domestic
water resources


Rijnland Basin, the Netherlands

Water recreation, shipping
nature conservancy

Living Lab 3

Living Lab 4


Crete, Greece

Multi hazard Sectoral
climate change assessment
for Tourism


Budapest, Hungary

Tourism, health, and urban

Living Lab 5

Living Lab 6


Alazani River Basin, Georgia

Water supply, hydropower
energy and forestry



Food security, drought &
humanitarian aid

Living Lab 7

News & events

Pioneering Hydro-Climate Insights at the HEPEX 2023 Workshop

From September 13 -15, 2023, the global hydrological community turned its eyes toward Norrköping, Sweden, where the highly anticipated HEPEX workshop “Forecasting across spatial scales and time horizons” took place. The event drew a crowd of more than 100 experts 

Lesotho Living Lab is starting to build the country’s drought response capacity

Marc van den Homberg, Balbina Nyamakura (IHE) and Riccardo Biella (CNDS, UU) carried out a visit to Lesotho where they attended the kick-off meeting of the Lesotho Living Lab and carried out important research. In the Lesotho Living Lab, I-CISK is supporting the Lesotho Red Cross Society and the 510 initiative in their project