Renaturation of the Seymaz river, Switzerland

General
National Id: 
Switzerland_01
Site name: 
Seymaz river
Summary: 
The Seymaz renaturation project takes place in Switzerland, along the Seymaz river which is located in the eastern part of Geneva canton. The project consists in several renaturation measures: eliminating concrete casts, softing riverbanks and widening riverbed. A wetland (marshland) is also re-created. The project is part of the cantonal program which aims at improving ecological and countryside quality and reducing flood risk by managing peakflows. Two stakeholders groups have been involved in the project implementation: the Charte Seymaz group (“negociation” group on the renaturation program which include all concerned stakeholders) and the management group (Responsible for coordinating and managing the local arrangements). A main constraint of the project have been the nature of land use and property in the area concerned by the NWRM, since famers were mostly impacted by the project and first opposed to it.
The in-depth description of the case study: 
NUTS Code: 
Ticino
RBD code: 
CH50
Transboundary: 
0
Data provider: 
Anaïs HANUS, ACTeon
Longitude: 
6.180665
Latitude: 
46.198248
Last updated: 18 Jun 2015 | Top