European River Restoration Conference 2013 in Vienna


The RESTORE partners for ecological river restoration in Europe, alongside the ECRR, are organising the 5th European River Restoration Conference, 11 -13 September 2013.

The conference will bring together key policy makers and restoration practitioners to showcase the latest thinking on achieving the goals of restoring and managing Europe’s Rivers.

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This month includes our events addressing hydropower and river restoration and the role of planners and architects in river manager.  Also the design awards being run by the RSA and an over view of our upcoming events.

If you are a planner involved in river management we would like to hear from you.

Calling all planners !


The RESTORE team is busily writing a handbook about river restoration for spatial planners and developers who do not have a background in this subject. It will be a practical summary of our approach and will explain what we want to achieve, why it is important and how we do it to get the best results. 

If you are a planner we would love to have your help in shaping this handbook so we can produce the information you really need. 

If you'd like to help please contact us on: restore@environment-agency.gov.uk



Keep up to date with what is happening on the Danube


Danube Watch - The Magazine of the Danube River - www.icpdr.org

see page 20 for Ciobarciu, Romania - Sharing the valuable work done to preserve the Ciobarciu Wetlands is part of a new EU life + project is to to give professionals the information they need to bring rivers back to a natural state.

RESTORE River Wiki goes live


Want to know more about river restoration in Europe?

RESTORE has developed a River Wiki to share information on river restoration projects and it is now live. This is an interactive online source of information on river restoration schemes from around Europe.  For example, you can search the database to all the case studies in Finland; case studies that have had monitoring on them or how much it costs to carry out river restoration.

before and after photos of restoration on the River Ravensbourne in London.

Adding your own projects

Please also add your own river restoration scheme to the database.  Please note that you can add projects from