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ECRR Technical Newsletter June 2024

Harnessing the Potential of River Restoration: Inspiring Cases

ECRR Technical Newsletter June 2024

The Australian River Restoration Centre (ARRC), led by Dr. Siwan Lovett, has become a leader in river restoration in Australia. The ARRC’s approach integrates social and natural systems, fostering collaboration and developing practical solutions for river management, including efforts to restore the Upper Murrumbidgee River.

In Scotland, the Forth River Trust successfully removed the Morton Quarry Weir a two-meter-tall weir by hand, demonstrating innovation and respect for the environment. This opened up habitats for migratory fish, highlighting the importance of adaptability and resourcefulness in restoration projects.

The LIFE Dordogne River Project in France’s Dordogne Valley Biosphere Reserve exemplifies international cooperation and knowledge sharing. The project focused on habitat restoration and the revival of spawning grounds for endangered species, improving the river’s ecological health. Through international collaboration and knowledge exchange, experiences from rivers across Europe were leveraged to develop a comprehensive restoration approach.

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