The project's application will make it possible to improve the flood conditions and ensure the protection of areas along the Erzeni river bed. By using a variety of natural materials such as Coir log combined with vegetation, this method not only protects the river bank, but also maintains their ecological continuity and stability. Materials used for river rehabilitation will be environmentally friendly.
Technology demonstrated in relevant environment.
Representative model or prototype system, which is well beyond that of TRL 5, is tested in a relevant environment. Represents a major step up in a technology’s demonstrated readiness. Examples include testing a prototype in a high-fidelity laboratory environment or in a simulated operational environment.
Testing plan completed
The testing plan and the BRIGAID’s Testing Innovation Framework (TIF) has been rightly applied and finished. The TRL of the innovation has been effectively reached.
The whole technique proposed is based on applicable methods. The rehabilitation of the Erzen river bed in the municipality of Durres will extend to about 2,000 meters, but this distance will be disconnected along the course where there is a greater need for interference. This technique enables the prevention of flooding simultaneously to prevent erosion. The results obtained during the first year of monitoring will confirm the success of this method, thus turning it into a practice for preventive measures to flooding in the future.

How does it work?

The re-naturalization or planting process of plants is made in such a way that they can be easily rooted and do not require special treatment, such as reed, willow, poplar suitable for the study area. The proposed project focuses on two alternative solutions. The first focuses on the installation of Coir Logs at the bottom of the river and secondly the planting of three floor vegetations, to enable flood elimination in natural form.

January, 2019
- TRL upgraded from 4 to 5 based on BRIGAID selection assessment by Sergio Contreras