- Swiss North-west states conference
- Participating cantons: BE, JU, SO, BL, BS
2001 - 2005
Hintermann & Weber SA, Reinach
Birse: 75 km of waterways, 866 km2 watershed, 170 000 inhabitants in the watershed. The master plan of the Birse is an integrated planning of water, whose objectives are:
- Improving the environment and diversity to the Birse and its tributaries
- Good quality of surface waters
- The groundwater resources sufficient and good quality
- The protection of human and goods against floods
- Good recreational value
In phase 1: the current state of the Birse River and its tributaries has been documented and represented geographically (GIS).
Phase 2: Deficits and potential for environmental improvement of all watercourses and of each of the project areas have been identified. A development concept has been developed.
Phase 3: Criteria for setting priorities have been defined, particularly, on the basis development of benefits and costs.
The project concludes with a complete catalogue of all the actions.
- Inventory of all modules in the PREE
- Data management and GIS
- Thematic Mapping
- Description of the current situation and identify gaps in the stream
- Definition of natural and reference
- Identification of potential improvement
- Development of priorities
- Definition of homogeneous sections of rivers
- Action Plan
- Estimation of benefits and costs of measure