Publications on River Restoration in Europe

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River restoration in Europe: the art of the possible

Rivers: Engaging, Supporting and Transferring knOwledge on River Restoration (RESTORE)

RESTORE ran between 2010 and 2013. It launched with six European partners and the objective of making connections between river restoration professionals in Europe and joining existing national efforts on river restoration.
Research carried out prior to RESTORE had shown that the main problem faced by river restoration professionals is often not a lack of expertise but a lack of access to shared experiences and knowledge. To address this issue RESTORE worked to share and promote information on the best and most effective means of carrying out river restoration in Europe.
RESTORE received funding from the LIFE+ financial instrument of the European Union.


More than a project report, the RESTORE Layman’s Report is an agenda setting document highlighting the achievements of RESTORE, while also looking beyond RESTORE and stressing the key policy and technical challenges that still need to be overcome to take river restoration forward. The report will provide a direction for future activities in the hope that these will be taken up by policy makers and river basin managers.

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