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UPRISE will produce a holistic management tool for municipalities that can be used to identify the most appropriate areas for peatland restoration.

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About the project

UPRISE focuses on flood mitigation in the Halden watercourse and is formally run by Aurskog-Høland municipality.

UPRISE will develop a management tool specifically for municipalities. The method will be knowledge-based, holistic and inclusive so that areas can be prioritised for marsh restoration.

The project is funded by the Viken Regional Research Fund. Together with Aurskog-Høland municipality, Haldenvassdraget Vannområde, NIBIO and NIVA will run the project from 1 August 2022 to 30 June 2024.

The aim is to ensure the highest cost-effectiveness and lowest level of conflicts and barriers to restoration.  Citizens, organisations and businesses will be included. Flood risk reduction is a keyword in UPRISE, where we will apply new methods to identify areas of interest, quantify flood risk reduction and optimise other benefits such as erosion reduction, water purification and biodiversity.