LIFE Riverscape Lower Inn
EU-funded ecological development of the riverscape on the Lower Inn
The Lower Inn is a lifeline and shapes the habitat far beyond the riverbanks. In the last 200 years, people have shaped and considerably altered the Inn. Land reclamation, navigability, flood defences and the desire for fixed, invariable borders have contributed significantly to the remodelling of the riverscape. It was only these massive structural changes to the river that later enabled the construction of power plants. In addition to the reliable power supply, they also caused the stabilisation of the riverbed, which eroded more and more due to the increased flow velocity of the Inn. The power plants and their large storage areas are also the reason behind the creation of today’s Lower Inn European conservation area, which is considered to be a paradise for birds.
and their surroundings upgraded environmentally
Kilometres of dams
become valuable habitats
Project running time in years
until into 2028
Millions of euros
Strong project partners
Paradiese aus Menschenhand
The broadcaster ARTE has screened a documentary on "Paradiese aus Menschenhand" (paradises wrought by human hand). The measures taken by VERBUND on the Inn once again demonstrate that hydropower, ecology and environmental protection go hand in hand.