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Soil Bioengeneering
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Further information on the different aspects of bioengineering can be found in the web pages of the following qualified institutions.

A.I.P.I.N. (Italian association for bioengineering)

CIRF (Italian Centre for the regeneration of rivers)

Comunità Montana del Casentino (Tuscany region)

Comunità Montana Alta Versilia (Tuscany region)

International Erosion Control Association, IECA

International Erosion Control Systems, IECS

Institute of Soil Bioengineering and Landscape Construction- Vienna, Austria

Cooperativa TUA (Terra Uomini e Ambiente)


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