SHARE

Sustainable Hydropower in Alpine Rivers Ecosystems

 

Project of the Alpnie Space Programme


Project summary

Project summary
Hydropower is the most important renewable resource for electricity production in the Alpine areas: it has advantages for the global CO2 balance but creates serious environmental impacts. RES-e Directives require a renewable electricity enhance but, at the same time, the Water Framework Directive obliges Member States to reach or maintain a water bodies "good" ecological status, intrinsically limiting the hydropower exploitation. Administrators daily face an increasing demand of water abstraction but lack reliable tools to rigorously evaluate their effects on mountain rivers and the social and economical outputs on longer time scale. The SHARE project intends to develop, test and promote a decision support system to merge on an unprejudiced base, river ecosystems and hydropower requirements. This approach will be led using existing scientific tools, adjustable to transnational, national and local normative and carried on by permanent panel of administrators and stakeholders.

Call: 1 Priority:
Environment and risk prevention

Project start date / end date:
2009-08 / 2012-07

Project budget:
* total eligible costs: 2.700.000 EUR
* ERDF contribution: 2.052.000 EUR

Lead partner
Regional Environmental Protection Agency of Aosta Valley
Agenzia Regionale per la Protezione dell'Ambiente della Valle d'Aosta
Saint Christophe
Valle d´Aosta
I
Contact person
Andrea Mammoliti Mochet
a.mammolitimochet@arpa.vda.it
Tel.: +39 0165278551

Project partners

Austria

Graz University of Technology, Institute for Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management
Technische Universitaet Graz, Institut fuer Wasserbau und Wasserwirtschaft
Graz
Steiermark

Contact person
Helmut Knoblauch
helmut.knoblauch@TUGraz.at
Tel.: +43 676/33 100 37


Government of Styria, Department for Water Resources Management
Amt der Steiermaerkischen Landesregierung, Fachabteilung 19A - Wasserwirtschaftliche Planung und Siedlungswasserwirtschaft
Graz
Steiermark

Contact person
Urs Wiedner
urs.lesky@stmk.gv.at
Tel.: +43 (0)316 877 3089


University of Innsbruck, River Ecology and Invertebrate Biology Institute of Ecology
Universität Innsbruck, Biodiversität und Ökologie von Fließgewässern, Institut für Ökologie
Innsbruck
Tirol

Contact person
Leopold Füreder
Leopold.fuereder@uibk.ac.at
Tel.: +43 (0)512 507 6125



Germany


University of Stuttgart, Departement of Hydraulic Engineering and Water Resources Management
Universität Stuttgart, Institut für Wasserbau
Stuttgart

Contact person
Sven Hartmann
Sven.Hartmann@iws.uni-stuttgart.de
Tel.: +49 (0)711 685 64774



France

European Association of Elected representatives from Mountain Regions
Association Européenne des Elus de Montagne
Chambéry
Rhône-Alpes

Contact person
Christoph Maier
nicolas.evrard@promonte-aem.net
Tel.: +33 (0)4 79 71 42 30

GERES, Renewable energies, Environnement and Solidarity Group
GERES, Groupe Energies Renouvelables, Environnement et Solidarités
Aubagne
Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur

Contact person
Mathieu Ruillet
m.ruillet@geres.eu
Tel.: +33 442 186 110


Joseph Fourier Grenoble University, Laboratory of study of the Transfers in Hydrology and Environment OSUG
Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble, Laboratoire d'étude des Transferts en Hydrologie et Environnement OSUG
Grenoble
Rhône-Alpes

Contact person
Philippe Belleudy
philippe.belleudy@ujf-grenoble.fr
Tel.: +33 476 63 56 62



Italy

Cesi Ricerca
Milano
Lombardia
I
Contact person
Maximo Aurelio Peviani
maximo.peviani@cesiricerca.it
Tel.: +39 02 3992 7776


Piedmont Region, environment department
Regione Piemonte, DB10 Ambiente
Torino
Piemonte

Contact person
Silvia Rovere
ProgettazioneUE.Ambiente@regione.piemonte.it
Tel.: +39 0114326012


Regional Agency for Environmental Protection and Prevention of Veneto
Agenzia Regionale per la Prevenzione e Protezione 'Ambientale del Veneto - Dipartimento Regionale per la Sicurezza del Territorio
Belluno
Veneto

Contact person
Italo Saccardo
isaccardo@arpa.veneto.it
Tel.: +39 041 2794005



Slovenia

E-Institute
E-zavod
Ptuj
Slovenia

Contact person
Darko Fercej
darko@ezavod.info
Tel.: +386 31 214 276


University of Ljubljana
Univerza v Ljubljani
Ljubljana
Slovenia

Contact person
Franci Steinman
franci.steinman@fgg.uni-lj.si
Tel.: +386 1 425 34 60