More Room for the Austrian Rivers

IRIS stands for ‘Integrated River Solutions in Austria.’”
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IRIS – Integrated River Solutions Austria

The EU-funded nationwide project LIFE IP IRIS Austria supports integrated planning approaches as a new way for the ecological restoration of our water bodies while simultaneously enhancing flood protection.

IRIS – Integrated River Solutions Austria

The EU-funded nationwide project LIFE IP IRIS Austria supports integrated planning approaches as a new way for the ecological restoration of our water bodies while simultaneously enhancing flood protection.

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IRIS at the Free Flow Conference 2024: New approaches to river management

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From 17-19 April 2024, a major international conference on free-flowing rivers took place in the city of Groningen in the north of the Netherlands. With around 450 participants, the conference focused on the protection and restoration of free-flowing rivers – a perfect opportunity to present the IRIS project to a broad expert audience and make new contacts.

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As part of the LIFE IP IRIS project, measures…

An article by Nadja Straubinger was published on 10th…

GE-RM – Water Development and Risk Management Concept

As a planning tool, GE-RM offers the opportunity to link flood protection and ecological interests together, thus creating added value for both humans and nature.

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Monitoring of LIFE-IRIS Projects

Through a comprehensive monitoring program, the diverse impacts and findings of the IRIS project are measured and documented.

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Measures

In 8 project areas, individual GE-RM measures are implemented as pilot projects. These measures arise from the long-term action concepts of the pilot regions. They are an important initial step in achieving the objectives of flood protection and aquatic ecology, paving the way for further actions in the future.

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