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Sustainable Instruments for Lakes Management in the Alpine Space (SILMAS)

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Alpine lakes share common concerns and interests; they are all concerned by the consequences of climate change, conflict solving governance and environmental education. 15 partners from five countries have therefore decided to jointly work on these issues in the framework of a project partnership. Within three years, they will share their experiences, and create concrete tools supporting not only the alpine lakes stakeholders, but also the young and general public, by educational tools. SILMAS, by exchanging good practices and testing new methods, will supply its 15 partners with efficient tools for reaching goals of the frame directives (Water and Natura 2000) and the Alpine Convention:
* creation of a virtual laboratory, to define current ecological state of the lakes and anticipate changes due to climatic and biological dynamics,
* assessment of existing governance tools dealing with regulation of land/resources and conflicts solving, then testing decision-making instruments in different lakes sites,
* production of information and education tools for sustainable lakes management and uses, dedicated to decision makers, stakeholders and the young public.

Project information


Rhône-Alpes regional authority (FR) Mr. François Trusson


* Joanneum Research Forschungsgesellschaft mbH, Institute of Water Resources Management (AT) * University of Salzburg (AT) * Regional Government of Carinthia (AT) * Institute for Lake Research, State Institute for Environment (DE) * Local authority for Annecy lake purification (FR) * Local authority for Bourget lake purification (FR) * Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur regional Council (FR) * Environmental Protection Agency of Trento (IT) * Lombardy regional authority (IT) * Regional Agency for Environmental Protection of Piemonte (IT) * Research Institute for the Economy and the Ecology Applied to Alpine Areas (IT) * Tourist District of Lake (IT) * National Institute of Biology (SI) * University of Nova Gorica (SI)

Source of funding

Interreg IV B Alpine Space

Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 07 2016   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Sep 10 2022

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