The 6th ”European River Restoration” Conference was held from 27 to 29 October in Vienna. Its topic was : ”Establishing relationships between restoration projects and innovative river management”.
An issue was at the core of the debate : how to innovate in integrated river basin management by using, in particular, Green Infrastructure, Natural Water Retention Measures and Contemporary River Corridor Management ?
- A Green Infrastructure is a semi-natural space, designed and managed to provide a wide range of ecosystem services.
- Natural Water Retention Measures (NWRM) aim to reduce vulnerability to floods and droughts.
- ”Contemporary River Corridor Management” (CRCM) requires a cross-sectoral commitment and cooperation among stakeholders at local, regional, national and international levels. The results of CRCM practices conducted on six Central European rivers were presented and are available on : www.see-river.net.
Jean-François Donzier, IOWater General Manager, presented the events on Basin Management in the next World Water Forum.