How can we improve vegetation management along natural watercourses to support healthier aquatic ecosystems?
This video animation is produced by CIRF as part of the LIFE Greenchange project. Vegetation along watercourses plays a fundamental role in the landscape: it sustains ecosystems by providing food and shelter for animals and connects natural areas. Managing vegetation in a more natural way benefits humans as it helps reduce downstream floods by increasing the upstream sponge function of the landscape and improves water quality by filtering pollutants.
CIRF (Italian Centre for River Restoration) is the reference non-profit organisation in Italy on river restoration. It was founded in 1999 by a group of technicians with different backgrounds to develop and promote more sustainable approaches to river management and territorial planning. CIRF is a member of Wetlands International Europe.