Publications on River Restoration in Europe

This page gathers the most interesting case studies, best practices and other relevant studies on River Restoration in Europe. Feel free to download the publications and share them among your network.

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Natural Water Retention in Europe

Natural Water Retention Measures cover a diversity of meaures that are implemented by different sectors or considered in different planning processes dealing with water; flood risk management, biodiversity protection, climate change adaptation, or urban planning. Some of these measures aim to directly modify the ecosystem, while others focus on changes of practice of economic operators.


Depending on the main challence you face in your catchment or geographic area, the services you would like to deliver or the main policy objectives driving your planning, only some NWRM will be relevant for your situation. Once you have identified the most relevant NWRM for your own territory, you can find out the basics about them in this guide.

You can also visit the NWRM knowledge base directly for additional eveidence on their design, impacts and preconditions for succesful implementation.

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