River restoration of the lower Aurino in Italy > Success factor(s) #2458
The Autonomous Province of Bozen has, as its name suggests, almost full autonomy when it comes to land and river management. This means that it has full responsibility and control over its territory and water bodies, so it can autonomously plan and implement interventions. In addition, it is one of the richest local administrations in Italy, and thus it has funds available. The measures were fully implemented by the Province, which has all the necessary equipment, and nothing was externally contracted or subcontracted: this allowed for keeping the costs down. Interventions were managed by a "strong" coordinator, who had everything under control.