River restoration of the lower Aurino in Italy > Barrier #1863
Attitude of relevant stakeholders
Due to human modifications to the water body and consequent riverbed incision, in the previous decades the ground water table had lowered. However, a lower groundwater table allowed the expansion of agricultural areas, and this had to be taken into account when designing and implementing the measures - i.e. bringing back the ground water level back to the original level would not have been a desirable outcome for farmers. Therefore the capacity of the applications were constrained by negotiations with local farmers.