The performance of restoration measures in rivers and floodplains supporting water resource management and nature conservation may be significantly improved if the ecosystem services involved that are used by various sectors of society are known.
The RESI project therefore quantifies the offered and the used ecosystem services for different case studies in Germany by means of the River Ecosystem Service Index (RESI).
The RESI represents an innovative and cross-sectoral platform that enables an integrative assessment of development scenarios. Optimization strategies derived from that will provide important additional decision support for the management of river corridors.