Sustainable Water Resource Management

Flood protection and renaturation

Protecting the environment

Preventing flooding is a major concern in many parts of the world and Gruner is at the forefront of tackling this complex challenge. We have the expertise to design flood protection systems while protecting the environment through the restoration of watercourses and floodplains. In the following, we will outline in detail our commitment to this vital task. The focus is on the opening up of watercourses, the structuring and greening of banks, design concepts, the watercourse area and the cost-benefit analysis (EconoMe).

Renaturation of wetlands: Restoring the ecological balance

The restoration of wetlands is a key aspect of our projects. We aim to restore the ecological balance while at the same time ensuring flood protection. This also involves opening up culverted watercourses again and thus giving nature back its natural course. Creating natural and structured banks is also an integral part of our renaturation projects, which promotes biodiversity and the regeneration of ecosystems.

Flood prevention: a fundamental priority

Protection against flooding in flood-prone areas is a fundamental priority.  Flood prevention and management is crucial for the safety of the population and the preservation of property. Our experience in this field enables us to design protection measures that effectively reduce the risk of flooding while minimizing the environmental impact.

Economic efficiency (EconoMe)

At Gruner, our focus is on a pragmatic and responsible approach to flood protection. That is why we consistently apply the economic feasibility analysis (EconoMe). This approach evaluates not only the initial project costs, but also the long-term benefits, including the reduction of flood damage. This holistic approach ensures that our solutions are not only effective, but also economically viable.

Innovative design concepts

Our enhancement and protection concepts are state of the art. We work closely with our clients to develop customized solutions that meet the specific needs of each region. Our projects include watercourse space, which plays a key role in flood management. If these spaces are large enough, they absorb excess water during floods and store it temporarily, reducing the risk of flooding downstream.

Gruner meets the challenges of flood protection while promoting the renaturation of wetlands and the preservation of the environment. Our innovative flood protection concepts, our expertise in water revitalization and an economically sustainable approach (EconoMe) make us a trusted partner in flood risk management. If you would like to learn more about how Gruner can help protect your region from flooding while promoting ecological values, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are happy to work with you to find solutions tailored to your specific needs.


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