This Project realized a combination of three natural water retention measures: the restoration of meadows and pastures (A1) as well as a large floodplain (N3). Furthermore reduced tillage (A7) was introduced to the area. The location of the measures was in north-west Germany within the river basin district Weser (DE4000). They were directed at national policy contexts, namely the Lower Saxony otter protection program and the Lower Saxony wetlands protection program, although they also mitigate impacts identified by the WFD. As mentioned above, the measures also served the creation of large scale floodplains. As result a wide variety of stakeholders were involved in the implementation, ranging from nature conservation agencies and water managers to local farmers. Therefore, different parts of the measures could be financed by different sources.
Apart from the main objectives of the project, it was also an important success in terms of cooperation of different stakeholders.