Development of Sustainable (adaptive) peatland management by Restoration and paludiculture for nutrient retention and other ecosystem services in the Neman river catchment


January 2019 -
June 2021

Priority area:
Nutri
2. Natural resources 2.1 Clear waters

DESIRE

The DESIRE project improves the management of drained peatlands around the Neman river to reduce their nutrient and greenhouse gas emissions. The Neman river basin serves as a model area for EU-Russia/non-EU cooperation. DESIRE rehydrates selected drained peatlands and establishes a sustainable form of land use. Such wetlands serve as filters for water running into the river. The project provides instruments and incentives for others to copy the approach, e.g. adapted river basin management plans and agri-environmental schemes.

Budgets

Total
€ 1.84
million
Erdf
€ 1.16
million
Eni + Russia
€ 0.33
million
Norway
€ 0.00
million

PARTNERS

CONTACTS

Project manager

University of Greifswald

Wendelin Wichtmann

4 938 348 354 216

Legal representative

University of Greifswald

Frank Schütte, Dr.

+49 3834 420 1111

Financial manager

Michael Succow Foundation

Marina Abramchuk

4 938 348 354 216

Communication manager

Greifswald University

Wendelin Wichtmann

4 938 348 354 216