Natural bank stabilization and riparian buffer galleries along the Odelouca River, Portugal

General
National Id: 
Portugal_01
Site name: 
Odelouca River Basin (sub-catchment of the Arade River Basin)
Summary: 
The Odelouca River: Natural bank stabilization and riparian buffer galleries as part of mitigation and compensatory measures and through the use of bio-engineering techniques. This project carried out in the Odelouca River (sub-catchment of the Arade River Basin, Algarve Region, South of Portugal) entailed the implementation of measures focused on the use of bio-engineering or natural techniques for rehabilitation of riparian buffer zones and river banks (such as river banks resectioning and placement of geotextile; live crib walls and vegetated gabions/rock armour construction and placement; planting of rehabilitated banks with native plant species; construction of artificial islands in the river channel, and clearance of invasive riparian plant species).
The in-depth description of the case study: 
NUTS Code: 
Algarve
RBD code: 
PTRH8
Transboundary: 
0
Data provider: 
Gonzalo Delacámara and Estefanía Ibáñez (IMDEA Water) in close cooperation with Samantha J. Hughes (UTAD, Portugal).
Source(s): 
NWRM(s) implemented in the case study: 
Longitude: 
-8.496
Latitude: 
37.255
Last updated: 18 Jun 2015 | Top