- APC_PAB I Civil Protection Agency - Autonomous Province of Bolzano (IT)
- AdBAdige I Adige River Basin Authority (IT)
- CIRF I Italian Centre for River Restoration (IT)
- CD05 I Département des Hautes-Alpes - Natural resources and hazard service (FR)
- BAW-IWB I Federal Agency for Water Management, Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Calibration of Hydrometrical Current-Meters (AT)
- IzVRS I Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia - Sector for Inland Waters (SI)
- PAT I Autonomus Province of Trento - Service for Torrent control (IT)
- BOKU I University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna - Department of Water - Atmosphere - Environment, Institute of Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering (AT)
- FVB.IGB I Forschungsverbund Berlin e.V. - Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (DE)
- IRSTEA I National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture - ETNA Research Unit (FR)
- ETH I ETH Zurich - Institute of Environmental Engineering (CH)
- LFV I Bavarian Fishery Association (DE)
- DT UCA I Ticino Cantonal River Management Agency - Environment and Land Use Department, Republic and Canton of Ticino, Switzerland (CH)
Civil Protection Agency - Autonomous Province of Bolzano (IT)
Competent for all rivers within the Province, for natural hazard and risk management, torrent and avalanche control, hydraulic engineering, including planning and execution of natural hazard protection and risk mitigation measures. APC_PAB has promoted some of the first river morphological restoration projects in Italy and has a relevant experience in developing catchment participatory planning of river corridors, including in transnational river basins.
Adige River Basin Authority (IT)
National public authority with a specific territorial planning competence on the Adige river basin, in the field of soil conservation and integrated water cycle. The institutional structure of AdBAdige includes the participation of regional authorities inside the basin. Following recent national legislative changes, AdB Adige is in the process of being integrated into the Eastern Alps River Basin District, covering some of the largest Alpine river basins (Adige, Brenta, Livenza, Piave and Tagliamento) and three Italian Regions. It has a direct policy addressing capacity, being responsible for the integrated development of River Basin Management Plans and of Flood Risk Management Plans.
Italian Centre for River Restoration (IT)
Reference organisation in Italy on river restoration and sustainable river management, linking research with practice, with more than 15 years of experience at national and international levels. Key issues tackled include assessing effects of management alternatives of river systems, conflict resolution, ecosystem services, identification of best practice in hyromorphological management and restoration. In Italy it orientates the implementation of pertinent policies supporting public authorities and practitioners and through targeted dissemination. As an active member of relevant EU networks (i.e. the ECRR-European Centre for River Restoration and Wetlands International) it can ensure transnational perspective and background.
Département des Hautes-Alpes - Natural resources and hazard service (FR)
Main actor in Hautes-Alpes on hydro-biological and physical monitoring and technical help/ decision support to local actors on catchment basin management. The "Département des Hautes-Alpes" leads the public service missions on different themes, especially about river monitoring issues. To reach its aim, the Département has built 3 earlier Europeans Alcotra projects with different Italian partners since 2009. It has also acquired relevant expertise on river hydromorphological management and restoration through implemented measures, the largest of which in the Drac river.
Federal Agency for Water Management, Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Calibration of Hydrometrical Current-Meters (AT)
BAW-IWB advises water management authorities in the field of river rehabilitation and morphology combined with flood protection measures. We support a wide variety of work ranging from the catchment scale to local measures. BAW-IWB possesses extensive expertise to solve problems aiming at both preserving and even more often enhancing biodiversity in rivers and wetlands. Based on our experience we gathered competent knowledge of how rehabilitation measures react in case of extreme floods. We are experienced in translating scientific knowledge into practical use. In addition, we implement and transfer our knowledge gained in the course of projects on transboundary waters to international water management authorities and other countries.
Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia - Sector for Inland Waters (SI)
IzVRS is a public research and development institution supporting competent authorities and clients in water management solutions, strategies, expertise and applied practices. IzVRS provides expert support and data management in implementation of water related directives (WFD, FD, HD, RESD) and their interactions and harmonization. IzVRS expertise include knowledge integration on water and spatial planning, hydrological, hydraulic, ecological modelling, hydromorphological and floods assessments, stakeholders involvement, awareness raising, determining sectoral interests and seeking cross-sectoral solutions. In Slovenia IzVRS has a key role in tecnically supporting the implementation of policies pertinent with the proposal.
Autonomus Province of Trento - Service for Torrent control (IT)
PAT is an autonomous provincial authority, with legislative and executive competences related to the management of all rivers within the province, including catchment management plans, design and execution of natural hazard protection and risk mitigation measures and the issue of hydropower concessions within its territory. PAT has therefore a direct policy addressing capacity in relation, among others, to the Water Framework and Floods directives. APPA and APRIE agencies will closely collaborate with Service for Torrent control unit to achieve the project objectives
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna - Department of Water - Atmosphere - Environment, Institute of Water Management, Hydrology and Hydraulic Engineering (AT)
Leading role in sediment transport research in Austria. Focus on sediment transport monitoring, process studies and implementation into numerical modelling, in connection with aquatic ecology. Preparation of guidelines applied by policy makers and practitioners. Involvement into transnational projects on transboundary waters. UNESCO Chair for Integrated River Research and Management, establishing linkages between river research and management, educating and raising awareness related to rivers. Link to Austrian hydropower companies (Verbund, TIWAG, Illwerk etc.) within the CD Laboratory Advanced Methods in River Monitoring, Modelling and Engineering.
Leibniz Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB)
The IGB is the largest scientific institute for freshwater research and management in Germany with c. 230 employees. Expertise of IGB scientists range from hydraulics to socioeconomics, from molecular biology to catchment modelling, from microbial ecology to fish behaviour. Currently it leads a large German project on ES of rivers ("RESI") with 18 partners, including the main German water management institutions. We have well-established contacts with environmental institutions, e.g. regional EPAs, Federal Institute of Hydrology, Federal Agency of Environment, Members of Federal Parliament interested in environmental policy, and to JRC and DG ENV at EU level. IGB has therefore a key role in supporting relevant policy implementation.
National Research Institute of Science and Technology for Environment and Agriculture - ETNA Research Unit (FR)
Irstea ETNA develops interdisciplinary and applied research works on alpine rivers, with a focus on interactions between sediment transport and channel morphology, using complementary approaches (field work, remote sensing, lab experiments, numerical modelling). The team is composed of fluvial geomorphologists, hydraulic engineers, and specialists of remote sensing. Our group is involved in projects concerning human impacts on upland riverine landscapes in the Pacific Rim (New Caledonia). We also play a supporting role in water policy development through collaborations with the French Water Agency and ONEMA. We are also part of the ZABR network, a federation of research labs working on integrative science for river research and management.
ETH Zurich - Institute of Environmental Engineering (CH)
Environmental Engineering at ETH Zurich plays a leading role in water science and environment in Switzerland. Research strengths are in hydrology, modelling and monitoring of river systems, water resources management. Through its scientific investigations and the translation of their results into operational tools, ETH Zurich actively supports policy makers and public bodies responsible for river basin planning and management.
Bavarian Fishery Association (DE)
Own research programs on alpine rivers like Isar, Inn, Lech for bedload-management, spawning areas, renaturation, conservation; good network with ministerys, offices, universities and other NGOs in Bavaria/Germany; good network with about 132.000 members distributed to around 800 fishing clubs; presidency at the "ARGEFA" (Arbeitsgemeinschaft der Fischereiverbände im Alpenraum), = consortium of the fishery organisations in the alpine region.
Ticino Cantonal River Management Agency - Environment and Land Use Department, Republic and Canton of Ticino, Switzerland (CH)
DT-UCA is responsible in Canton Ticino for natural hazard and risk management, flood protection, torrent control, including planning and execution of natural hazard protection and risk mitigation measures. DT-UCA is also in charge of managing the planning and the implementation of the national programs of Hydropeaking reduction, river restoration, and sediment balance at catchment scale, as required by the Federal Act on the Protection of Waters. To carry out its tasks TI-UCA also performs the following activities: - Hydrological monitoring. - Hydro-morphological monitoring and regular cross section surveys. - Water resources analysis and periodical hydrological reports. - River hydraulic studies and sediment transport budget studies.