The WasserCluster Lunz is an inter-university centre for the research of water bodies. It is managed in cooperation of the University of Vienna, the University for Continuing Education Krems (Danube University Krems) and the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna, and is funded by the Federal State of Lower Austria and the City of Vienna. Lakes, brooks, rivers, floodplains provide space for many living creatures and are of great importance not least for humans, whether in connection with clean drinking water, the water cycle, habitat for edible fish or simply as a recreational area. Particularly in times of climate change, we are facing major challenges with regard to water bodies, and science is needed to master them. The researchers of the WasserCluster Lunz are dedicated to the research of aquatic ecosystems, especially topics around diversity research, fish research, material cycles, water management and renaturation of water bodies are of special interest.
With Wasser schafft the WasserCluster Lunz was one of the first partners in the history of Austrian research and set standards as a venue of the second Austrian Citizen Science Conference. We are very pleased to have the WasserCluster Lunz on board of the Citizen Science Network Austria and are looking forward to the future cooperation!