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Funding and Partners

Waterproofing Data brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers and institutions from the three collaborating countries, United Kingdom, Brazil and Germany, through the funding of around €1m, provided by an international association of research councils: Economic and Social Sciences Research Council (ESRC), São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP) and German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), in collaboration with NORFACE, the Belmont Forum and the International Science Council within the Transformations to Sustainability (T2S) research programme. The Waterproofing Data project officially started in October 2018 and will last for 36 months.

Project Partners

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Institute for Global Sustainable Development

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Escola de Administração de Empresas de São Paulo da Fundação Getulio Vargas


Heidelberg University

Funding Agencies


Economic & Social Research Council

EU Horizon 2020

Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union

Sao Paulo Research Foundation

São Paulo Research Foundation
German Federal Ministry of Education and ResearchGerman Ministry for Education and Research


Global Challenges Research Fund

The Waterproofing Data project is financially supported by the Belmont Forum and NORFACE Joint Research Programme on Transformations to Sustainability, which is co-funded by DLR/BMBF, ESRC, FAPESP, and the European Commission through Horizon 2020. The UK funding for this project is funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund.

Programme Coordination

Belmont Forum

Belmont Forum

International Sciences Concil

International Sciences Council

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Transformations to Sustainability

Co-operating Organisations

British Geological Survey

British Geological Survey


Cemaden (Centro Nacional de Monitoramento e Alertas de Desastres Naturals)


CPRM (Serviço Geológicodo Brasil)
Prefeitura de sao paulo inovacio

Prefeitura de São Paulo Inovação e Technologia
Sema (Secretaria de Estado de Meio Ambiente do Acre)