Beyond Austria: International knowledge exchange in the IRIS project

Our new bulletin summarizes the most important findings from the IRIS project.

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

From 17-19 April 2024, a major international conference on free-flowing rivers took place in the city of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Dragonflies in the LIFE IP IRIS Project

As part of the LIFE IP IRIS project, measures to enhance flood protection and ecological quality are being implemented in various rivers across Austria. To assess the impacts of these measures, various indicators are selected. These indicators are then analyzed before and after the implementation of the measures and subsequently compared.

Water experts networked on the topic of “Leitbild” (guiding principles)

The 6th IRIS networking meeting took place on June 9th and 10th 2021 in Neustift an der Lafnitz.

River Pielach becomes more natural again

An article by Nadja Straubinger was published on 10th of February 2021 on the planning process in the Pielach project area, which runs from the confluence with the Danube upstream to the confluence with the Nattersbach at river kilometre 59.3

Water protection plus

The large-scale River Development and Risk Management concept of the LIFE IRIS project allows for long-term planning in which the different claims of use are coordinated with each other.

Visit of the EU Monitoring Team to the IRIS Project

After a longer break due to Corona, the IRIS team met in Linz on October 13th and 14th 2020. The occasion was the annual visit of the EU monitoring team, which regularly checks the progress of the IRIS project.

Article in „Salzburger Nachrichten“ – “Enns in Radstadt as a model: Rivers should meander again”.

In the article in the Salzburger Nachrichten (issue 13 August 2020), Thomas Prodinger, the person responsible for the project in the Federal State of Salzburg, explains the measures that are planned in Salzburg.

Successful kick-off for LIFE IRIS

About100 interested people from administration, universities, technical offices and NGOs came to the novum Hauptbahnhof Vienna on 20 November 2019 at the invitation of the Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism for the launch of the first integrated LIFE project in Austria.

First networking meeting of LIFE IRIS in Lienz

The first networking meeting of Life IP IRIS Austria took place from 20 to 21 May 2019 in Lienz.

LIFE IRIS is given a face

The first communication workshop on LIFE IRIS took place at the end of May – with an important milestone in the project.