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InnoRenew CoE hosted representatives of Permanent Slovenian-Austrian Drava Commission

Today, InnoRenew CoE hosted representatives of the Permanent Slovenian-Austrian Drava Commission.

Dr. Andreja Kutnar, InnoRenew CoE director, welcomed them to the new InnoRenew CoE building. The assembled group included the Slovenian and Austrian commission president and other members of the two delegations. Dr. Kutnar presented the construction project and the institute’s research laboratories. Mitja Brecelj, head of the delegation and coordinator of the EUSAIR Environmental Quality Pillar, presented the commission’s work, focusing on the Kranjska wall (Krainer Wande) in water management. This wall is constructed of wooden logs combined with a stone structure. It is a traditional technique, highly adapted to the local natural environment, which helps to improve the overall ecological situation.

The commission is concerned with the water regime in the transboundary Drava river basin in relation to natural resource uses. Forest as a natural system, natural resources and wood have an important role to play in modern, integrated river basin and river basin management.