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Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2021-01-01 - 2022-03-31

The City of Vienna takes the challenge of urban stormwater management. One of the measures to be developed is bring the street runoff to the root zones of the urban trees. Considering the (micro)pollutants flushed away from the urban street surface innovative substrates are needed to cope with the requirements for tree growth and retention and elimination capacities to assist in water and soil pollution control. The project is part of a green infrastructure initiative contributing to an improved urban life quality through effects on e.g. microclimate.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2012-12-01 - 2013-10-30

The project "development in flood prone areas: assessment of flood management alternatives" has the goal to develope integrated strategies to reduce flood risk at the federal level to support the implementation of the EU flood risk directive. Previous project have shown the necessity to analyse and to assess the various flood risk management alternatives. There seems to be also the need for an improved communication and cooperation among the various actors in this domain. The instruments should be assesed with respect to legislative and economic criteria and their potential for integrated application to reduce flood risk. The deficits of the instruments should be assessed especially in APSFR regions.
Research project (§ 26 & § 27)
Duration : 2021-04-01 - 2021-06-30

Newspapers, magazines, catalogues and brochures usually end up in the waste paper or residual waste after a short period of use. They account for a significant share of the waste generated in Vienna. This is accompanied by corresponding climate impacts due to the production and disposal of newspapers. Reading newspapers, magazines, catalogues and brochures online on a tablet, e-reader, mobile phone or PC can potentially reduce the demand for printed media and thus also the amount of waste. However, it is unclear whether this reduction in paper waste can also contribute to climate protection. The production, distribution, use and disposal/recycling of digital and printed media causes greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts. The aim of the project is to illustrate environmental impacts and to identify parameters that influence them in particular, so that it can be estimated under which circumstances which solution is advantageous.

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