Title: Euwareness: Case Study 2 (Switzerland): Lake Baldegg and Lake Hallwil 
Resource Type: document --> case study 
Country: EU Projects 
Year: 2002 
Availability: Mauch, C. (2002) Case Study 2: Lake Baldegg and Lake Hallwil. EUWARENESS, Institut de Hautes Études en Administration Publique (IDHEAP), Switzerland. 
Author 1/Producer: Corine Mauch 
Author / Producer Type: EC Project 
Report / download web link (=direct link): http://www.euwareness.nl/results/Swits-2-kaft.pdf  
Format (e.g. PDF): PDF 
EUGRIS Keyword(s): Water resources and their management -->River basins
Water resources and their management -->Water resources and their management Overview
 
Short description: EUWARENESS is a research project on European Water Regimes and the Notion of a Sustainable Status. Research institutes from six European countries (Netherlands, Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland) have been cooperating in this two year project (2000-2002). More information is available on www.euwareness.nl. The project is supported by the European Commission under the 5th Framework Programme, and co-ordinated by the University of Twente in the Netherlands. 
Long description: Lakes Baldegg and Hallwil are located in the Seetal valley in the cantons of Aargovia and Lucerne in Switzerland’s Central Plateau. Mount Lindenberg to the east (878 m.a.s.) and Mount Erlosen to the west (811 m.a.s.) shelter both lakes from winds. Lake Baldegg, which is the higher of the two lakes (463 m.a.s., 5.2 km2), is mainly supplied by the river Ron. The river Aabach flows from Lake Baldegg and supplies Lake Hallwil (449 m.a.s., 10.0 km2), which is around twice the size of the former and lies around three kilometres away. The Aabach river flows out of Lake Hallwil at its north end in Seengen towards its conjunction with the river Aare in Lenzburg. 
Link to Project(s): EUWARENESS European Water Regimes and the Notion of a Sustainable Status
 
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