Restoration of river Hermance, France

General
National Id: 
France_02
Site name: 
Hermance river
Summary: 
Hermance is a French/swiss transboundary river. From 2006, in the frame of a transboundary river management program, the SYMASOL has been implementing restoration measures along river in order to decrease flood risk downstream, supported amongst other by Geneva Canton. The river mouth have been widenned, the river has been remeandered, 2,3km of the river have been renaturated and vegetation have been planted back on banks. The Mermes marshland water retention power has been exploited through the creation of a retention pond. In addition to flood risk reduction for a hundred houses, the renaturation and restoration of a path along the river provided social benefits: people happen to appropriate again their river.
NUTS Code: 
Rhône-Alpes
RBD code: 
FRD
Transboundary: 
1
Data provider: 
Anaí¯s HANUS, ACTeon
Longitude: 
6.273155
Latitude: 
46.271137
Last updated: 12 Jan 2015 | Top