Visit at Donauschlinge Schlögen

Visit of Ukrainian IAD delegation at IAD General Secretariat

Ukrainian IAD members visited Austria on the occasion of a bilateral workshop

Posted by Harald Kutzenberger - Date: 2009-03-16 11:53:37

Scientific exchange in a bilateral Ukrainian-Austrian IAD-workshop "Implementing the aims of WFD to Environmental Impact Assessments of infrastructure projects" took place from 11 - 15 March 2009 in Wilhering. In the frame of the IAD expert group "Sustainable development and public participation" a delegation from the Institute of Hydrobiology of the Ukrainian Academy of Science in Kiyv visited the IAD General Secretariat in Wilhering, Austria. Harald Kutzenberger welcomed deputy director Sergiy Afanasiev, IAD country representative Artem Lyashenko, Oksana Manturova and Kateryna Zorina-Sakharova at this opportunity of methodological exchange. To intensify the network and to plan future cooperations parts of the workshop were held at the applied offices of TBK Ecology and Landscape Planning (Wihering) and Blattfisch (Wels). Field trips led to water related compensation measures of road plannings in Enns and Perg, organism bypasses along Traun and Naarn and the wetland restoration in Ottenschlag, integrating flood protection, wetland restoration and recreation. The difficulties of the integration of the aims of WFD into projects in small catchments are obvious, so strategies are urgently necessary. Also the natural (Schlgener Donauschlinge) and cultural highlights (medieval city of Freistadt, Linz Cultural Capital of Europe 2009) of the area were visited.