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new hydraulic engineering laboratory in vienna

At the end of June 2018, the ground-breaking ceremony was held for the hydraulic engineering laboratory planned at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) ...

... in Vienna in the presence of the Governor of Lower Austria Johanna Mikl-Leitner, Government Minister Heinz Faßmann and the Mayor of Vienna Michael Ludwig. The new hydraulic engineering laboratory will offer globally unique research possibilities to study questions relating to flood protection, hydropower and waterways, river-bed degradation and river research. What is known as BOKU’s “research channel” has been located at the Brigittenau spur, where the Danube Canal branches off from the River Danube, since 2015. A link was dug between the two waterways with a difference in level of 3 m. The channel, which is roughly 30 m long and 5 m wide, was utilised previously as an artificial river for hydraulic engineering experiments.

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