This project serves to preserve the banks of the Danube Canal, which are partly the foundations of the flood protection embankment. Where possible, the bank areas are to be rehabilitated in an Soil Bioengineering way.

For this purpose, a survey is to be carried out as a first step. With this basic data, possibilities and best practice examples on other, comparable rivers will be collected in cooperation with BOKU Vienna. Existing measures on the Danube Canal will also be evaluated. Afterwards, pilot projects will be launched on the Danube Canal. Where necessary, the foot of the embankment is to be secured with material from water network projects until such measures are implemented.

Duration and Budget

20.02.2022 - 31.12.2024

EUR 34.684

News and project status

In spring 2022, external surveys were carried out from the boat. 360° images were also taken.

Coordination with the University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences to find out which construction options are feasible is in progress. After that, the water management authority is being consulted to determine which of the planned construction types require permits.

The activity makes a substantial contribution to the implementation of measure 01. Proactively implement customer-oriented waterway management and measure 02. Clear nautical bottlenecks in an environmentally friendly way of the Action Programme for the Danube 2022.