River restoration of the lower Aurino in Italy > Barrier #1863

Barrier type
Attitude of relevant stakeholders
Barrier role
secondary barrier
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.


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