Water is one of the key elements in wetlands and in fens in particular.
A good supply of water is vital to preserve these habitats, both in terms of quantity and quality.
To improve water management and to guarantee the preservation of alkaline fen habitats by optimising the water system in peatland, the nine LIFE Anthropofens beneficiaries have scheduled the following initiatives:
1. Improve knowledge of the way the sites work through an approach combining hydrology and ecology :
2. To promote water treatment before it arrives in peaty areas by fostering the development of aquatic plants :
3. To maintain water levels for an adapted duration and period :
All the actions aiming to improve water management are designed to reinforce actions to restore and preserve the mosaic of habitats.