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Titel (primär) Cost-effective improvement of river morphology
Autor Klauer, B.; Schiller, J.; Bathe, F.
Quelle UFZ Discussion Papers
Erscheinungsjahr 2014
Department OEKON
Band/Volume 9/2014
Seite bis 14
Sprache englisch
Keywords Cost-effectiveness analysis; decision support; EU Water Framework Directive; river hydro-morphology; ecological networks; stepping stone concept; BASINFORM; spatial allocation of restoration actions; participatory decisionmaking
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.
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Klauer, B., Schiller, J., Bathe, F. (2014):
Cost-effective improvement of river morphology
UFZ Discussion Papers 9/2014
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Umweltforschung - UFZ, Leipzig, 14 pp.