Our Tasks and Aims

In addition to supporting the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management, we develop innovative methods to protect our aquatic environment including fish ecology, soil water and natural hazard protection. We also provide fisheries education and training.

  1. We aim to support the Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management (BML) within the frame of national and international water resources management.
  2. We are partners of different European water research organisations and cooperate on the basis of projects. We deliver studies to support strategic decisions for water resources management and point out future developments.
  3. We support administration of Austrian Federal States and communities to implement laws and regulations.
  4. Within our frame of expertise we also support citizens, private organisations and institutions.
  5. At European and international level we cooperate with universities as well as research centers and agencies.
  6. Within the frame of legal standards for water and environmental protection our institutes carry out topical work for agriculture, hydraulic engineering, fisheries and aquaculture.