AG8 - Conference "Flood protection through protection forests in the Alpine Region"

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Monday, 23 October, 2017 - 09:00 to Tuesday, 24 October, 2017 - 15:30

Königliches Kurhaus Bad Reichenhall

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In 2017, Bavaria holds the presidency of the EU Strategy for the Alpine Region EUSALP. Action Group 8, co-headed by Bavaria and Austria, aims to improve risk management and to better manage climate change in the EUSALP area.

As part of the Bavarian presidential program, the symposium elaborates on the aspect of flood protection by protection forests. Multifunctional mountain forests are indispensable for the protection of life and limb as well as for the protection of enormous asset values throughout the Alpine area. At the same time, mountain forests have multiple other important functions such as supply of wood and maintaining employment in rural Alpine regions. The participants will have the chance to meet experts from Bavaria and other EUSALP countries and regions to discuss their experiences concerning protection forests in the Alpine region in respect of flood protection and heavy rain as well as exchanging experiences on risk governance in this field.

Excursions in the field illustrate the discussed topics. Target groups: forest owners, water management authorities, conservationists, mayors from Germany and the EUSALP region.

For details of the program please refer to the attached agenda.