In order to protect ecologically valuable water stretches, while at the same time utilising water power for the generation of electricity, the Austrian National Water Management Plan 2009 provided that criteria for the assessment of hydropower projects and/or water stretches should be established in terms of their suitability for hydropower exploitation. The Water Criteria Catalogue, which was prepared involving the decisive stakeholders and NGOs, has now been completed and the water authorities have been informed about it by means of a decree.
Austrian Water Catalogue
As per 30 January 2012 the water authorities were informed by decree of the Federal Minister for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management about the Austrian Criteria Catalogue on the utilisation of hydropower.
published at 11.12.2020, Kommunikation und Service (Abteilung Präs. 5)