Submitted by: Kärntner Landesregierung, Abt Wasserwirtschaft
Implemented country: Austria
Title: Rejuvenation Project on Drau River
The project “Auenverbund Obere Drau” (upper Drau River in Austria) links to existing water care concepts. Main emphases were flood control, improvement of ecological viability and upgrading of leisure capacity. All actions were conducted within the Natura2000 area. After a run time of four years, the project ended in December 2003. Within the scope of the project, the goals of both nature protection and economical water protection were achieved through nature-compatible river construction arrangements. Synergy effects made the redesigned leasure area of the Drau River more attractive.