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Funding for River Restoration

Funding for River Restoration

For local authorities, the costs of river restorations are often difficult to bear. Assistance is provided by programmes from the EU, ther German Federal Government, the German Federal States and other organisations.

River restoration costs money, but there are many funding instruments and grants that can be combined. In addition, compensatory measures and overlapping interests with other departments and stakeholders (e.g. flood protection, nature conservation) can be utilised. The infographics give examples of concrete support programmes and instruments for the financing of river restoration by the German Federal States, the German Federal Government, the European Union, local authorities and others.

The infographic is licensed under a Creative Commons CC BY-ND 4.0 license, i.e. it may be used unchanged if the author is named. The infographic is part of a series of four infographics on river restoration developed by Ecologic Institute for the German Federal Environment Agency's online platform on river restoration.


Umweltbundesamt (2019): Funding for river restoration. Infographic. Online: uba.de/finrenat


Concept: Melanie Kemper (Ecologic Institute)
Contents: Georg Lamberty (Planungsbüro Zumbroich), Falko Wagner (IGF Jena), Stephan Naumann (Umweltbundesamt)
Graphic design: Lena Aebli (Ecologic Institute)

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financing, funding, costs, measures, river, restoration hydromorphology, Water Framework Directive, WFD, Germany, online, portal, platform, internet, website, infographic