The sustainable design of the environment is particularly influenced by water management. The program region is divided into two major cross-border drainage zones: The Elbe and, for this project, the catchment area of the Danube, which also has large parts of the Czech program areas as feeders. Lower Austria and the Czech Republic also share a direct border river with the Thaya. This is a direct necessity to solve water management problems jointly and across borders. In addition, the areas are topographically but in terms of infrastructure comparable, which is why innovative solutions for the public, users but also companies on both sides similar advantages and value creation potential.

The project aims to protect and improve the aquatic ecosystem by investigating measures for monitoring water technical and microbiological parameters on the technical side in order to improve water quality. To this end, the necessary competencies are to be created in the region and the basis for innovation is to be established.


Duration 01/01/2020 - 31/12/2022
Funding EU
INTERREG Österreich-Tschechische Rebuplik

Department for Integrated Sensor Systems

Center for Water and Environmental Sensors

Principle investigator for the project (University for Continuing Education Krems) Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Martin Brandl
Project members Dipl.-HTL-Ing. Karlheinz Kellner Mag. Anja Knecht Ulrike Lachner Dr. Mai Lan Pham Ing. Thomas Posnicek



Brandl, M.; Kellner, K. (2022). Automatic Measurement System for Nitrite and Nitrate in Water Bodies. IEEE Sensors Journal, Vol. 22(14): 14531-14539


Monitoring the presence of Cyanobacteria in water based on the influeneces of nutrients and growing parameters on the growth of bacteria

FEMS conference on Microbiology, 30/06/2022

Influences of nutrients and growing parameters on the growth of cyanobacteria and the production of natural pigments

EFB Spring congress 2022, 10/05/2022

In-Situ and Real-Time optical Measurement System for Characterizing the Quality of Water Bodies

MNE2021, 22/09/2021

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