OLGA

Optimization of Land Use along Water Bodies and on Agricultural Land in the Region of Dresden

Motivation

For equal living conditions and the sustainable development it is important to compensate for growing economic and social differences between rural and urban areas.
OLGA initiates urban-rural partnerships in the Dresden region and contributes to the networking of regional actors, to the upgrading of ecosystem services, to the strengthening of regional economic cycles and to a mutual understanding among the population.

Goals and approach

The rivers and floodplains are important links between Dresden and its surrounding area. OLGA aims both at improving the ecological function of these green elements and at creating regional material cycles. The main focus is on the cultivation of energy wood along small watercourses in connection with agricultural production and regional distribution of the products. The public awareness for regional interaction is strengthened. Municipalities, universities, society and companies in the region will work together.

Expected results and transfer

OLGA will develop a transferable solution for the implementation of the EU Water Framework Directive, taking regional economic relations, interests of landowners, flood prevention and participation of the population equally into account.
The project results intensify the economic development of rural areas through urban-rural partnerships and social cohesion in the Dresden Region.

Project Lead / Contact

Anke Hahn
City of Dresden
PF 120020 | 01001 Dresden
Phone: +49 351 488 2071
E-Mail: ahahn1@dresden.de

OLGA: The OLGA project aims to create woody structures along small watercourses for energy wood production and to improve ecosystem services © TU Dresden, IWD Manuel Wewer
OLGA: The OLGA project aims to create woody structures along small watercourses for energy wood production and to improve ecosystem services © TU Dresden, IWD Manuel Wewer

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Funding Measure:
Stadt-Land-Plus

Project Cluster:
Regional Products

Project Title:
OLGA – Optimisation of land use along water bodies and on agricultural land for the sustainable development of the Dresden region based on hydrological, forestry, environmental-psychological and economic research and implementation work

Duration:
2020-2023 (Phase 1), 2023-2025 (Phase 2)

Project Number:
033L219A

Funding Amount:
1.999.350 €

Partners:
- Technische Universität Dresden
- Umweltzentrum Dresden e.V.
- Biomasse Schraden e.V.

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Version:
June 2020