Landscape elements for water retention in a Mediterranean Environment – The Lake Karla case (LWRM KARLA).

The project deals with the overall assessment of the restoration project of Lake Karla in Thessaly including the economic, environmental and ecological component. The existing situation will be mapped and an assessment of the environmental and economic benefits resulting from its re-creation through available data, a hydrological model and economic analysis. The purpose of the above research is to quantify the benefits and to highlight the utility of the project for both the local economy and the environment. The research is being carried out on behalf of the JRC European Joint Research Center in Ispra, Italy, and the final report will be integrated into the overall deliverable of the action along with eight other case studies in Europe.