The Norwegian Institute for Water Research (NIVA) is Norway’s leading institute for basic and applied research on marine and freshwaters. The institute’s research comprises a wide array of environmental, climatic and resource-related fields. NIVA’s world-class expertise is multidisciplinary with a broad scientific scope. We combine research, monitoring, evaluation, problem-solving and advisory services at international, national and local levels.

NIVAs broad scope of scientific competence, research expertise and long-term environmental data series are important to Norwegian business and industry, public administration on municipal, regional and national levels; and our initiatives help promote Norway’s interests in international fora.

NIVA coordinates the New Water Ways project, is responsible for WP 1 and involved in all other WPs


  • Isabel Seifert-Dähnn
  • Line Barkved
  • Ingvild Furuseth
  • Marianne Karlsson