The joint Final Event of the Interreg Projects SPARE and AlpES was successfully held in Innsbruck on 21st and 22nd of November.

On Wednesday, 21 November the Secretary-General of the Alpine Convention, Markus Reiterer, opened the final conference on “Alpine Ecosystem Services” (AlpES) and its related project, “Strategic Planning for Alpine River Ecosystems” (SPARE). He emphasised that the sensitive ecosystem of the Alps is affected more harshly by climate change than other regions, in turn making co-operation at the trans-Alpine level even more vital.

Sustainably managing Alpine rivers and making ecosystem services visible

While one group has highlighted ecosystem performances, another has tested participatory approaches to river management: a total of 19 partners from six Alpine countries have for three years now been co-operating on two projects. They presented their findings on 21 and 22 November 2018 in Innsbruck, Austria.

Please find the mediarelease to be downloaded below.

(c) Susan Misicka