Project initiators: Municipalities of Anniviers, St-Martin and Törbel, HES-SO Valais Wallis
Description: Survey and mapping of existing drinking water sources and development of a monitoring tool to provide an overview of water resources, analyse their use, optimise their management and identify energy potential.
Project initiators: Municipalities of Ausserberg and Eischoll, Stahleinbau GmbH and Imboden Elektromechanik AG
Description: With the new "WalliserSchiäber" system, the operation of the valves is fully automated. The time and effort required is considerably reduced thanks to a remote control system. A solar cell stores the necessary control energy in a battery. This guarantees the operation of the valve for several days, even in bad weather. For more information: www.walliserschiäber.ch
Preliminary study on the efficient management of water resources for agricultural use on a regional scale
Project initiators: Municipalities of Chalais, Chippis, Grône and Sierre, PATRICK EPINEY Ingénieur Sàrl
Description: Inventory of current irrigation and identification of the best irrigation equipment to allow: efficient and rational water management, optimisation of water consumption, reduction of losses and wastage and preservation of aquatic environments.
Vallon de Barme – installation of a drinking water treatment system
Project initiators: Municipality of Champéry, Association for the protection and development of the Barme valley
Description: Installation of a filter (slow sand filtration - KLS® technology) and a tank to purify the water of the hamlet of Barme. The aim is to allow the many visitors to enjoy nature without harming the environment or their health.
Project initiators: Municipality of Dorénaz, Romain Lugon
Description: Production of hydroelectric energy from the Rhône with the installation of a micro plant (with a 300 kW Vortex turbine) in order to provide direct energy to the municipality, while preserving the environment.
Project initiators: Municipality of Hérémence, mjd architectes SA
Description: Water from the Combioula aquifer is the key resource for the energy (district heating and turbines) and thermal (baths and treatments) operations of the entire Dixence Resort hotel and residential complex.
Turbining of irrigation water from the Combe de l'A
Project initiators: Municipality of Liddes, Dransenergie SA
Description: Construction of a water intake, a penstock to the current reservoir, and then a turbine room (using the fall imposed by the place of abstraction) in order to meet the irrigation needs of the municipality.
Project initiators: Municipality of Riddes, RedElec Technologie SA, NVTerra SA
Description: Innovative electrochemical water treatment technology to improve the pre-treatment of phytosanitary residues in farmers' machinery washing stations. The objective is zero discharge of pollutants and limited use of chemical products.
Project initiators: Municipality of Salgesch, Aquanetto Group GmbH
Description: Innovative vineyard treatment with a fungicide-free UV-C irradiation system to protect the water from undesirable inputs related to the use of plant protection products. System adapted to the topography of the Valais vineyards.
Project initiators: Municipality of Sion, Corealis sàrl
Description: In order to assess the effects of climate change, development of a standardised observation network of fish flows in various Swiss rivers using innovative technology that respects the fauna and allows for significant data acquisition.
Project initiators: Municipality of Val de Bagnes, ALTIS Groupe SA
Description: Construction of a mini waste water treatment plant for the hamlet of Bonatchiesse, required for compliance with the renovation of mayens. This measure supports the maintenance of the hamlet while respecting water protection requirements.
Description: Assessing the possibility of using a reservoir (as part of the MZS Gornerli project – multifunctional reservoir project downstream of the Gorner glacier) to meet the future drinking water and irrigation needs of the Matter and Visp valleys.