A Open Rivers Programme for Europe, thanks to a € 42,5 million grant over six year from Arcadia!
The Open Rivers Programmw will offer grants to support:
1. The removal of small dams (up to 2 meters height) in rivers.
2. Preparatory work that will result in dam removal.
3. The dam removal movement in Europe, so that dam removal becomes more widely accepted and implemented in order to restore more rivers accross Europe.
The programme will offer its first grants in February 2022 by supporting a selection of “ready to go” dam removal projects that have been identified during its preparatory phase. It will also release a new call for Expressions of Interest on 12th November 2021, with projects due to start from May 2022.
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