Land use and Land development

In the basin landscapes of Austria, where there is an abundance of groundwater which can be used as drinking water, the soils often are intensively used for agricultural and silvicultural purposes. Th
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Watershed hydrology and erosion

Soil is degraded by water and wind and may be transported to surface waters. That puts a strain on our waters and impairs the functions of the soil. It is our goal to conserve the soils which are thre
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Groundwater protection

Groundwater, which is the main source for drinking water in Austria, is always covered by soil, regulating the infiltration of rainfall into the underground and preventing undesired materials from ent
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Institute for Land and Water Management Research - Petzenkirchen