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A Framework For The Participative Process In A Large Environmental Project: The Third Rhone Correction (Switzerland)

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SPD030061

Volume

67

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

497.83 kb

Author(s)

V. Luyet, I. Iorgulescu, T. Arborino & R. Schlaepfer

Abstract

A framework for the participative process in a large environmental project: The Third Rhone Correction (Switzerland) V. ~ u ~ e t ' , I. lorgulescul, T. &borino2 & R. schlaepferl * Ecosystem Management Lab, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (EPFL), Switzerland 2 Road and river service, state of Valais, Switzerland Abstract The Third Rhone Correction (R3) is the largest environmental project attempted in Switzerland in recent decades. It includes the Rhone river and a significant part of its valley for over a 160 km and will cost € 0.6-1.0 billion over a period of time of about 30 years. The project, which is at the moment in a design phase, was triggered by a series of large flood events in the past 20 years that made people realize that the present design is no longer ensuring an adequate protection. The project aims at contributing to the sustainable development of the whole Rhone valley region. This includes not only flood-security objectives but also economical, social and ecolog

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