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1 An educational project for supporting the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) idea: Simone Janas implementation/organisation: NABU Wiesloch, (nature conservancy org.) finance support:Wiesloch, department of environment

2 Personal Information Diploma in geography Married, two daughters (12 & 16 years) Self-reliant: GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Since 1997 active member of the German Nature Conservancy Organisation (NABU) Wiesloch Since that time offering educational projects Initialization of the educational project “ our streams – in the past – in the present and in the future?” Awarded with the „AGENDA 21-Förderpreis des Landes Baden- Würtemberg in 2002“ Member of the managing circle of the „Lokale AGENDA21“ since 2001 Initialization of an AGENDA21-group „flood protection“ (2005)

3 Aims of project  to give knowledge to the demands of the WFD  to implement a knowledge base  to communicate this to the public

4 Landsat-survey, Rhine-Neckar-Area in the south of Heidelberg rivers: Rhine, Neckar mountain region: Odenwald, wooded plane region: Kraichgau, Upper Rhine valley agriculture tectonical depression close colonisation

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6 Orthofoto Frauenweiler Wiesen M 1:5000 S.Janas

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8 steep and technical constructed riverbanks weirs, dams, subterraneous canalisations waste in the riverbed, perception as a sewage water cloaca not cognizable as natural habitat  Obstacle for development of settlement and traffic  Passability and other morphological demands were unknown Basic mental settings with starting the project – percepted situation in the urban districts

9 Historical mining industry with silver ore washery Extreme heavy metall contamination of the stream sediments Straightening of the streams since the middle ages (and even older), drainage systems Use of water power (watermills) Danger of flooding  Historical use, existing customary laws, local behaviour patterns and the above-mentioned negative consequences influence the perception and behaviour Historical Situation

10 source of sedimental load Actual situation in the rural areas agriculturally used floodplain step erosion sedimental load

11 Wiesloch Nature protected areas Karte: S.Janas

12 Actual situation in the nature protecting areas bank erosionriparian forest

13 Primula elatior Actual situation in the nature protecting areas Iris pseudacorus

14 Actual situation in the nature protecting areas Bombina variegata Salamandra salamandra

15 Aims of project  to give knowledge to the demands of the WFD  to implement a knowledge base  to communicate this to the public

16 target groups students parents and residents administration department political persons being in charge of transfer knowledge directly to arouse public interest willingness to work out solutions influence their interest and decisions

17 Methods of communication  Implement a knowledge base on learning by doing  Communicate to the public on offensive public relation work

18 Contents of learning clean water habitat water experiences with water water cycle (hydrology) flood protection stream morphology

19 habitat water getting to know hidden wildlife - catching things, examining under microscope biological investigation of water quality stream morphology discovering the stream bed - using the feet, swimming measuring water flow - building boats, water turbines water cycle (hydrology) rain, snow, ground water, streams, lakes and sun - games and experiments rain, evaporation, drainage - games and small-scale experiments clean water sewage-works - visit flood protection erosion - experiments with wooden boards or flowerpots dam building - small scale stream-damming green roofs - excursion Contents of learning

20 Education for sustainable development in cooperation with different schools and preschools Methods - Learning

21 To experience nature as a rich treasure chest To remove fear of Nature Basic educational principles - ecological To experience the stream as a unic and formative part of the landscape To associate the experience of Nature with happiness

22 Basic educational principles- social competences To enjoy the adventure To research in groups To trust in the own work and activities

23 To prepare children for complex knowledge understanding and the need for active participation To enable wide-ranging experiences outside of the home and school environment Basic educational principles -beeing part of the society/partizipation

24 target groups influence their interest and decisions students parents and residents transfer knowledge to arouse public interest administration department willingness to work out solutions political persons being in charge of

25 Methods - public relation work Immediant and current publications of the activities taking place in the local newspapers Publications in special journals

26 target groups influence their interest and decisions students parents and residents transfer knowledge to arouse public interest administration department willingness to work out solutions political persons being in charge of

27 Methods - public relation work Organisation of exhibitions of great importance High decorated awards

28 Sequence of action  2001: start of the project with working out a help for teachers  2002: awarded with the „AGENDA 21-Förderpreis des Landes Baden- Würtemberg in 2002“  2004: exhibition with results of a several day´s duration lab completed with informations of the administration and fire departement  2006: preschool enlargement; renaming as „educational project – waters“; start of the curricullum „water“ with Sibylla-Merian-Schule, Wiesloch  since 2001 more than 1500 times children had contact to this project  In summertime almost weekly publications

29 Very slowly progress in the beginning Difficulties and handling  Patronage of the administation department  Assumption of costs by the department of environment  Coming in conformity with requirements of the course of instructions (syllabus)  Arranging the organisational matters  Realize an effective operation

30 Mental modification Impressions Accumulated demand – students loking forward to the projekt Themes about „water“ are interesting Cognition of the importance of water-themes and management on the part of the administration departement Work out a curriclum with a whole basic school Periodical labs with the third class level Waterthemes are sometimes in local newspaper Statement in „Nachhaltigkeitsbericht der Stadt Wiesloch“

31 Demands of the WFD - structural shift Impressions - changes? Cleaning of the boundary; sometimes with bad letters to the editor because of waste in the stream a fish-die-off was discussed in the papers Administration gained access to the the stream very close to the inner city Plans about urban renaturalisation and floodprotection are in work waste in the riverbed, perception as a sewage water cloaca not cognizable as natural habitat steep and technical constructed riverbanks

32 Demands of the WFD - structural shift Impressions - changes? There are plans to destroy weirs of mills There are plans to construct heeps of dams in the floodplain (flood protection management) - Conflict between renaturalisation and technical flood protection management One was opened with a great succes; A big one causes massive technical flood protection weirs dams subterraneous canalisations

33 Position & Limits For some reasons (financial matter & social peace) it is not part of the public agenda to give detailed knowledge to the demands of the WFD The project implement a knowledge base to students, teachers and their parents Arouse public interest to stream connected themes due to the newspapers support To coact and work out solutions with the administration departement (partizipation) depends on the intention of the administration and (different) interests. Influence the interest and decisions of political persons being in charge is not evaluable.

34 Tasks For some reasons (financial matter & social peace) it is not part of the public agenda to give detailed knowledge to the demands of the WFD Bottom up To coact and work out solutions with the administration departement depends on the aims and (different) interests. Influence interest and decisions of political persons being in charge is not evaluable.

35 »Geschützte Biotope (nach §32) –natürliche, kulturhistorische, nutzungsbedingte oder städtebauliche Strukturen ohne Schutzstatus, die Quartier- oder Nahrungsraum für eine geschützte Art oder Lebensgemeinschaft ist. Wertvolle Lebensräume und Strukturen

36 Agrarwüste Foto: Fritz Stübinger


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