Key data

  • Client: Landesumweltamt, Abt. Gewässerschutz und Wasserwirtschaft, Ref. W 6, 14467 Potsdam
  • Planning: 2000 - 2005
  • Construction: 2005
  • Scope of planning:

    Environmental impact assessment
    Ecological evaluations
    Landscape management plan as part of the approval design
    FFH (flora-fauna-habitat) impact study
    SPA (special protection area) study
    Management of approval process
    Property acquisition planning

Re-construction of River "Oder", Brandenburg
Environmental impact assessment for conservation area

The Neuzell lowlands embankment on the River Oder was badly damaged during the exceptional flooding of 1997, and in places lacked sufficient stability. The embankment was improved and strengthened to ensure its ability to cope with the appropriate design flood, by increasing its height and widening it on the land side. In order to protect valuable biotopes while at the same time widening the floodwater drainage channel, the moving back of the embankment in stages was planned. In the course of the preliminary technical design, the environmental impact assessment was carried out.

The investigated area is situated in a conservation area which also has the status of an FFH (flora-fauna-habitat) area. In the context of the environmental impact assessment and the accompanying FFH impact assessment, local areas were examined. In accordance with the European Union’s Birds Directive and Habitats Directive, a special FFH impact assessment was carried out during the subsequent approval procedure (planning permission procedure).


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