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Systematische Gewässerentwicklung an der Wern

Systematische Gewässerentwicklung an der Wern

Systematic river development on the Wern
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.

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 (uba.de/renaturierung).


Umweltbundesamt 2019: Systematische Gewässerentwicklung an der Wern. Video. Online: https://youtu.be/d3QDezCW0SU


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

4:01 min
Project ID
restoration, watercourse, hydromorphology, water framework direction, WFD, 2027, Germany, Wern, online, information platform, internet, website, infographic, video