What is APENA?
APENA is the Portuguese Association for Soil- and Water-Bioengineering.
Its aim is to promote Soil- and Water-Bioengineering as a constructive discipline having its own technical, ecological and environmental friendly scopes. These purposes are followed by using naturalistic construction modalities and exploiting the potentialities of used materials.
APENA is a non-profit association intended to:
- Review and assess the progress achieved in the implementation of Soil- and Water-Bioengineering techniques, at the global, regional and local levels;
- Provide information on the activity in its field, in Portugal and elsewhere;
- Support research projects and disseminate relevant results;
- Improve the professional skills of its members;
- Promote public education and appear before regulatory bodies;
- Restore the streams to their original healthy condition through habitat enhancement and tree planting;
- Dialogue with other organizations, especially those that work in similar areas of interest;
- Co-operate with public agencies and private companies;
- Organise congresses and other meetings;
- Establish links with EFIB and the other European national associations.
We welcome you to join with us in our efforts to increase awareness, understanding and application of Soil- and Water-Bioengineering techniques, which draw upon traditional sustainable practices, and are informed by recent research. We hope to revive these techniques for generations to come.
We can do more with your help!