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On October 21, 2015, the European Commission accepted the cross-border cooperation programme INTERREG V A Germany/Brandenburg – Poland. Now, all INTERREG-VA development areas along the German-Polish border have approved programme documents. In summer 2013 the administrative authority, the former Brandenburg Ministry of Economic and European Affairs (MWE), commissioned INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT (IU) to develop the programme document. Since November...

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INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT congratulates the regional council Stuttgart being awareded the German Project Excellence Award for the project “Flood Risk Management Baden-Württemberg”.

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After a development period of two years, hazard maps and risk management plans for the Drin-Delta in the north of Albania were presented on October 23, 2015. Representatives of the Ministry of Environment of Albania and of Montenegro, of the prefecture Shkodra, the German vice ambassador as well as all affected municipalities stakeholders participated in the launch event. Peter Heiland from INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT (IU) explained all work steps and...

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Three municipalities in the northern Rhein-Sieg-Kreis continue to achieve their common aim: sustainability and responsible handling of climate protection and climate change. At the kickoff for the project “Development of an adaptation concept to climate change in the municipalities of Lohmar, Much and Ruppichteroth”, those responsible of the three municipalities and the common climate protection manager coordinated their expectations with the...

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On 28 September 2015 the European Commission approved the cross-border cooperation programme INTERREG VA Germany/Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania/Brandenburg – Poland. In summer 2013, the managing authority, the Ministry of Economics, Construction and Tourism Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania commissioned INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT (IU) to develop the Programme document. The opening ceremony took place in Szczecin on 30 September 2015 with several...

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Today, the Steering Group Flood Risk Management Baden-Württemberg decided on updating the flood risk management planning. A continuation concept was developed with the support of INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT during the last months.

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On October 21, 2014, the German-Polish territorial planning commission has decided to develop a common future concept for the German-Polish border region. The Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (“Bundesinstitut für Bau-, Stadt- und Raumforschung (BBSR)”) commissioned INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT (IU) with the implementation of the project. The cartographical part is realised in cooperation with Katrin...

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Within the project “Spatial planning analysis of the current cross-border transport infrastructure in the Polish-German border region, particularly in the Euro region PRO EUROPA VIADRINA and the Euro region Spree-Neisse Bober as well at the interfaces to the adjacent (Euro) regions” (AVerON), INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT (IU) and Heike Uhe, Niemiecko-Polska Kooperacja Gospodarcza npkg, presented the intermediate status of analysis of the tourist route...

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The city of Tübingen intends to initiate and to coordinate a permanent process for municipal flood risk management. Implementing this task requires intensive and effective cooperation between different departments and institutions within the city. This cooperation should also consider the implementation of measures of the FRM-Plan. The initiation of this process was promoted by the “WBW Fortbildungsgesellschaft” (Karlsruhe) and prepared and...

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INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT was commissioned by Hessian Agency for the Environment and Geology (HLUG) to carry out the work package “Practice-relevant recommendations for (pilot) municipalities to take into account climate-relevant issues” within the project KLIMPRAX. The expertise centre climate change of Hessian Agency for the Environment and Geology (HLUG) is responsible for the project management, in close cooperation with “Deutscher Wetterdienst...

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In the programming period 2014-2020, INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT (IU) developed the German-Polish cooperation programmes INTERREG V A on behalf of the responsible ministries of the federal states Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Brandenburg. These programmes in context of the objective “European Territorial Cooperation” of the development fund for regional development (EFRE) were submitted to the European Commission in December 2014. Currently, the final...

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For several years now the “Vogelsbergkreis” is active in the fields of “energy and climate protection”. The “Vogelsbergkreis” can serve as an exemplar and initiator for the development and implementation of climate protection measures in this region. Together with 19 municipalities, the “Vogelsbergkreis” decided to develop an implementation-oriented, integrated energy- and climate protection concept. INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT (IU) together with the...

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INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT developed flood risk management plans for Rhein/Hessian Ried, Weschnitz and Hessian Neckar on behalf of the regional authority Darmstadt. The drafts of these plans were in public consultation in February and March. Now the final versions will be completed by taking the comments into account. The involvement of stakeholders in the plan’s elaboration and public participation was of great importance as stipulated by the...

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The climate protection concept of Wiesbaden was presented at the third citizens’ Forum on Friday, May 8, 2015. With the slogan “Everyone can protect the climate. I’m in!“, the Lord Mayor Sven Gerich and the Mayor Arno Goßmann presented the climate protection concept of the federal state’s capital Wiesbaden. The climate protection concept was developed during the last 16 months and it was now finished by the working group of IWU / INFRASTRUKTUR &...

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INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT explained the measures at regional and local level to the coordinators of the ministries and the state chancellery in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, based on the example of the area called “Küste Vorpommern / Usedom”. Besides the measures agreed with the stakeholders, resulting from the planning process, barriers in implementing were presented and ideas for supporting the implementation were discussed.

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During two years the course has been set for the conversion of former military properties.

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After each new flood the question arises, how far the measures and projects, taken after previous floods, prevented damages and what was improved. On behalf of “Bundesamt für Bauwesen und Raumordnung” (“Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning”), INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT has examined this question in the project LABEL-x-tra. The funding was provided by the federal programme of transnational cooperation of the “Bundesministerium für Verkehr...

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In April 2015 the municipal action plan for adaptation to climate change for the Albanian capital Tirana was completed by INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT funded by GIZ (German Corporation for International Cooperation). Furthermore the action plan was handed over to the political bodies to decide on. Especially stakeholders of the city administration and of municipal companies developed the action plan. These stakeholders are also responsible for...

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INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT (IU) develops the Flood Risk Management Plan (FRM-Plan) for the German part of the international river basin Oder, on behalf of the Federal States Brandenburg and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, as well as the Free State of Saxony. The draft of the plan has been prepared in close collaboration with the clients in the first quarter of 2015. Since 22 April, the plan is in the process of public consultation. For Flood Risk Management...

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In the estuary area of the Drin River, water from numerous Balkan States flows together and causes regularly considerable flooding in the Delta. Inhabitants and institutions want to cooperate to take precautions against flood damage. On behalf of GIZ and the responsible Albanian ministries of agriculture and environment, INFRASTRUKTUR & UMWELT has developed flood risk management plans for eight municipalities and a region comprising the area...

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