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Cost-effective improvement of river morphology


Klauer, Bernd; Schiller, Johannes; Bathe, Frauke


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Körperschaftlicher Herausgeber Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ
Abstract The EU Water Framework Directive (WFD) calls for cost-effective measures to achieve a "good status" in all European ground, surface and coastal waters. Besides eutrophication, the degradation of hydro-morphology is the main reason for failing the WFD's objectives in Germany. In this paper , we conceptualize the interactive decision support process BASINFORM-M for finding proper locations for river restora tion. The method combines the recently proposed "stepping stone concept" from aquatic ecology with elements from cost-effectiveness analysis, multi-criteria analysis and participatory approaches. BASINFORM-M exemplifies a shift away from the isolated resto ration of single river reaches to wards a consideration of functional relationships within the whole river network. In doing so, it satisfies the WFD's requirement of considering cost-effectiveness without neglecting other important evaluation criteria.
Thesaurusschlagwörter river; bodies of water; conservation; EU; environmental policy; sustainable development; cost-benefit analysis; ecology; decision making
Klassifikation Ökologie und Umwelt
Freie Schlagwörter EU Water Framework Directive; river hydro-morphology; ecological networks; stepping stone concept; BASINFORM; spatial allocation of restoration actions
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2014
Erscheinungsort Leipzig
Seitenangabe 14 S.
Schriftenreihe UFZ Discussion Papers, 9/2014
ISSN 1436-140X
Status Veröffentlichungsversion
Lizenz Creative Commons - Namensnennung, Nicht-kommerz., Weitergabe unter gleichen Bedingungen