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VERBUND does its part for environmental protection and takes measures to keep and enhance biodiversity
Conservation and diversity
To safeguard or improve biodiversity, the species diversity of animals and plants, VERBUND invests in environmental protection and in ecological measures. Expenditure of around 280 million euros is anticipated until 2027 for land restoration measures and the creation of river continuity projects.
Restoring the continuity of major rivers is one of the key objectives of the European Water Framework Directive. We fulfil this, wherever possible, through new, near-natural accompanying waterbodies. Not only fish, but also all organisms in and around the habitat of water benefit from fish passes and from the many bypass arms. We are developing additional habitats along our watercourses and creating places of retreat for rare species. In doing so, we pay attention to linking them with existing projects, in order to optimise the synergies of the measures taken to protect the environment.
Environmental partner projects at VERBUND
Projects and measures
* Link to information contains descriptions of VERBUND projects extracted from "The National Water Management Plan 2009: Implemented Measures of Austrian Hydropower"; Publisher: Österreichs E-Wirtschaft
** Project for protection of certain species in brackets: specification of endangerment according to red data book
CR ... Critically endangered, EN ... Endangered, VU ... Vulnerable , NT ... Near Threatened
1 Extract from "Auenmagazin 11/2017 - Magazin des Auenzentrums Neuburg a. d. Donau in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Bayerischen Landesamt für Umwelt"
Website: www.auenzentrum-neuburg-ingolstadt.de (German only)
2 German only
If projects are subject to an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), the information is available on the public websites of the environmental authorities:
In Austria in the EIA database of the Austrian Federal Environment Agency, e.g. the EIA decision (German only) for the LIFE+ Traisen project.
In Germany in the nationwide EIA database (German only) or the database of the German federal states (German only).
For further questions or if you would like to get information on project from previous years please send an email to email@example.com.