RESTORE field visits to Germany and Switzerland


Ulrika Åberg from the RRC writes about the field visit.

In May 2013 the UK River Restoration Centre and the Finish Environment Institute organised a joint RESTORE field visit to Germany and Switzerland. 28 participants from ten different European countries took part.


Particpants on field trip to River Isar

Deadline for Early Bird registration rate for our Vienna final conference extended to 10 June!


We have extended the Early Bird registration in order to evaluate the large number of submissions we received and will announce an updated programme by the end of May. Save €50 off of the conference fee by registering early. The Early Bird fee is €250 until 10 June 2013 and €300 thereafter. Your registration includes all conference sessions, the Riverprize Gala dinner and a field trip excursion.


European Riverprize Gala...

Restoring Europe's Rivers - lunchtime seminar - 27th February


RESTORE lunchtime seminar, which will be held on 27 February 2013 at the Hotel Silken Berlaymont, Boulevard Charlemagne 11- 19, B-1000 BRUSSELS - http://www.hoteles-silken.com/hotel-berlaymont-brussels/en.  There will be some snacks from 12:30 with talks between 13:00 and 14:00.

This event is free however please register at: restore@environment-agency.go.uk
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 increased property values 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.

Toni Scarr, Project Manager, RESTORE
Martin Janes, Managing Director, UK River Restoration Centre
Yves Herbert, partner and principal designer at Joining Nature and Cities
Renaud Bocquet (to be confirmed),  Leefmilieu Brussel - BIM / Bruxelles Environnement