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Systematische Gewässerentwicklung an der Wern


Systematische Gewässerentwicklung an der Wern

Systematic river development on the Wern


Umweltbundesamt 2019: Systematische Gewässerentwicklung an der Wern. Video. Online:

The river Wern in Franconia was modified in the 1930s in order to enable agriculture right up to the edge of the river. As a result, biotope and species diversity declined significantly. Since 1995, the Wern has been gradually regaining a near-natural state through systematic, sectional restoration measures.

This video explains restoration measures at the river Wern. The project manager shares his experiences in an interview. The video is part of a series of ten videos on river restoration projects in Germany, which were created for the information portal river restoration of the German Federal Environment Agency (

A measurable, positive effect of restoration measures often only occurs after several years. Especially for the biological quality component fish, at least 10 years must be expected.


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Interview partner: Uwe Seidl (Wasserwirtschaftsamt Bad Kissingen)

Script, Direction: Georg Lamberty (Planungsbüro Zumbroich)
Production: Melanie Kemper (Ecologic Institute)
Scientific Advice: Stephan Naumann (Umweltbundesamt), Falko Wagner (Institut für Gewässerökologie und Fischereibiologie Jena)

Camera, Cutting, Sound: Marco Linke (Medieningenieurbüro Manntau)
Speaker: Julia Gruber
Music: Kosatka – For Documentaries (Envato Market)
Cutting: Lena Aebli (Ecologic Institute)
Photos: Wasserwirtschaftsamt Bad Kissingen

Published in
UBA online portal River Restoration
4:01 min
Project ID
restoration, watercourse, hydromorphology, water framework direction, WFD, 2027
Germany, Wern
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