ppa. Dr. Daniela Hohenwallner-Ries

Research & Consulting


Daniela Hohenwallner-Ries has more than 15 years of experience in the field of climate change and adaptation research and as a consultant for municipalities, regions and in the private sector. The involvement of local actors highlights opportunities and risks in the context of climate change and develops sustainable options for action with decision-makers. Daniela Hohenwallner-Ries is on the board of the Climate Change Center Austria.


  • Authorised Officer
  • Head of area Climate Change Adaptation
  • Senior Researcher alpS Research

What and where...

Projects (selection):

  • Support of Tyrolean municipalities in times of climate change
  • Coordination and preparation of the Tyrolean climate strategy
  • Coordination and preparation of the Salzburg adaptation strategy (Part I)
  • Design of fact sheets on the effects of climate change on different sectors and federal states in Austria
  • Vulnerability and risk analysis for the community of Wolfurt
  • Vulnerability analysis for the KLAR! region Pongau
  • CLIMA-MAP - Climate impact maps for Austrian regions
  • SINFONIA - Smart Initiative of cities Fully cOmmitted to iNvest in Advanced large-scaled energy solutions; lead of work package stakeholder involvement

Publications (selection):

Hohenwallner-Ries D, Schwab K, Huber T, Krimm H (2018): Der Österreichische Tourismus im Klimawandel – Betroffenheit, Handlungsempfehlungen und Best practice bei der Anpassung an den Klimawandel. Climate Change Centre Austria, Wien.

Sperka G, Zeiner M, Hofmeister F, Waltl P, Hohenwallner-Ries D, Schwab K, Fricken D, Huber T, Krimm H (2017): Strategie zur Anpassung an den Klimawandel Salzburg. Amt der Salzburger Landesregierung, Salzburg.

Reed MS, Vella S, Challies E, de Vente J, Frewer L, Hohenwallner-Ries D, et al. (2017): A theory of participation: what makes stakeholder and public participation in environmental management work? Restauration Ecology, doi.org/10.1111/rec.12541. 

Renner R, Schneider F, Hohenwallner D, et al. (2013): Meeting the Challenges of Transdisciplinary Knowledge Production for Sustainable Water Governance. Mountain Research and Development, 33 (3), 234-247.

Amt der Tiroler Landesregierung (2016): Nachhaltige Entwicklung in Tirol – Indikatorenbericht 2000 bis 2014. Amt der Tiroler Landesregierung, Innsbruck.

Hohenwallner D, et al. (2015): Sachstandsbericht Klimawandel in Tirol. Bericht der Klimaschutzkoordination, Amt der Tiroler Landesregierung, Innsbruck. 

Hohenwallner D, et al. (2015): Anpassung an den Klimawandel - Herausforderungen und Chancen. Bericht der Klimaschutzkoordination, Amt der Tiroler Landesregierung, Innsbruck. 

Hohenwallner D, et al. (2011): Water Management in a Changing Environment – Strategies against Water Scarcity in the Alps. University of Savoie, France.

Hohenwallner D, et al. (2011): Water Resources Management and Water Scarcity in the Alps: Recommendations for Water Resources Managers and Policymakers (DE, EN, FR, IT, SI).

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