Publications on River Restoration in Europe

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Case studies on river continuity restoration by weir removal in France!

The Agency for Biodiversity, also the National Centre for River Restoration in France provided us 6 case studies on river continuity restoration by weir removal in English language. These case studies are also included in the RiverWiki, but these information sheets give other, additional information about the projects.

1. REX2018_ALAGNON_GB_v2BD.pdf

2. REX2018_ERVE_GB_v3BD.pdf

3. REX2018_LEFF_GB_v2BD.pdf

4. REX2018_MARIA_GB_v2BD.pdf

5. REX2018_SIENNE_GB_v1BD.pdf

6. REX2018_SOANAN_GBv2BD.pdf

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Restoration of river continuity: model initiatives across France and Europe.

Summarry  of a day workshop organised by the French Agency for Biodiversity on 9 November 2017 in the Paris region (Ile-de-France), with the Yvette valley hydraulic-development syndicate (SIAHVY) and the regional nature park of the upper Chevreuse valley during the 1st European Centre for River Restoration General Members' Meeting held in France.

Download: Restoration of river continuty:.pdf

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One hundred priority questions for landscape restoration in Europe

A new paper published in the journal Biological Conservation identifies 100 questions that, if answered, would make a significant difference to the restoration of Europe’s terrestrial and marine environments. The questions, identified by a group of restoration experts including researchers, practitioners and policy makers, cover all aspects of landscape restoration in Europe, and will help to set priorities and new directions for research and policy.

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Benefits of European River Restoration Schemes

The analysis has been carried out through a review of existing databases, including the LIFE+ RESTORE wiki, the FP7 REFORM wiki, and some national databases. This report aims to underpin the replication of successful river restoration initiatives across the regions and to give suggestions on how to improve the way that European water policy can be implemented.

Benefits of European River Restoration Schemes.pdf

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Six hydromorphological river restoration case studies in France

Six new hydromphology restoration examples carried out in France published by the French Agency for Biodiversity: Hydromorphological case studies in English

More case studies in French languages can be found: More case studies in French

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Improved regional cooperation in design and financing of river restoration measures by using the Ecosystem Services Approach - Practical insights for regional water managers

This study was financed by the Dutch Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu and the German Bundesministerium für Umwelt, Naturschutz, Bau und Reaktorsicherheit as part of their acivities in the context of the Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and Lakes (adopted 1992 in Helsinki, short: Water Convention) and by Nidersäksische Ministerium für Umwelt, Energie und Klimaschutz.

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6th European River Restoration Conference report

Special edition newsletter presents a selection of the conference workshop sessio, keynote speaches, panel discussions, field excursions and River Talk interviews.

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RESTORE lunchtime seminar

RESTORE lunchtime seminar, which will be held on 27 February at the Hotel Silken Berlaymont, Boulevard Charlemagne 11- 19, B-1000 BRUSSELS.

This event is free, but please register, as places are limited: restore@environment-agency.gov.uk.

There will be some snacks from 12:30 with talks between 13:00 and 14:00.

Rivers provide many services and restoration can significantly increase those provided by a healthy ecosystem. These services, which should be recognised by decision makers, include flood management, groundwater recharge, pollution control, recreational opportunities and regeneration due to the increasing demand for more natural surroundings.

This lunchtime talk, sponsored by EU Life+ RESTORE partnership, will examine how Europe is working to reconnect our river channels with their natural floodplains, and look at the role that urban regeneration and development is playing in helping to deliver river restoration projects.

It follows a workshop by the European project REFORM

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Water Management and Spatial Planning in the Netherlands

This brochure describes the organisation of the Dutch water management, and how it is incorporated into spatial planning.

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