LIFE Network Danube+ Altenwörth – Socio-economic analysis

The Danube power plant Altenwörth is the most powerful river power plant in Austria. The height difference of the barrage is 13.9 metres and is thus a barrier for fish and other aquatic life. This obstacle will be overcome in the future with a fish migration aid, which is being built as part of a LIFE+ project. With a length of 12.5 kilometres, it will be the longest fish migration aid in Lower Austria. VERBUND Hydro Power is coordinating the LIFE+ project.

Together with ALLRegio, mecca is in charge of the “Socio-economic Analysis – LIFE Network Danube+ ALTENWÖRTH”, the aim of which is to identify the potential socio-economic impacts of this project and to present them in advance. Key indicators for the most important socio-economic impacts are identified and mapped.

These key indicators provide the basis for monitoring, which is planned in the course of the project “LIFE Network Danube+ ALTENWÖRTH”. The guiding theme for this is: Regional added value through a nature conservation project (LIFE+) on the Danube at Altenwörth.

Project partner: ALLRegio


VERBUND Hydro Power GmbH