Development of sustainable peatland management by restoration and paludiculture for nutrient retention in the Neman river catchment

The project „DESIRE“, supported by Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme 2014-2020 for 2.5 years, started in January 2019. The project is confirmed as a flagship project of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region, Policy Area Nutri and strongly contributes to the aims of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme.


The „DESIRE“ Project
The challenge addressed by the project, the improvement of peatland management in the Neman catchment, is of strong transnational relevance. The project comprises a mixed approach of drafting policy recommendations, generating new knowledge via modelling, and using pilot sites to demonstrate peatland rewetting and implementation of paludiculture. more...

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We would like to thank the EU and the Innovation Fund Denmark (Danmark), the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Germany) , the National Centre for Research and Development (Poland) for funding, in the frame of the collaborative international consortium CLEARANCE financed under the ERA-NET Cofund WaterWorks2015 Call. This ERA-NET is an integral part of the 2016 Joint Activities developed by the Water Challenges for a Changing World Joint Programme Initiative (Water JPI).