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Date change! European River Symposium 2016; 2 - 3 March 2016 Vienna Austria ! Rivers in Europe; Best practices of River Basin Management, Partners for Rivers

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The symposium is an unique opportunity to celebrate rivers, to meet with river stakeholders from many countries and sectors, and to learn about challenges and opportunities on rivers across Europe. The River SYmposium will include the European RiverPrize gala at the Vienna City Hall, at which the European RiverPrize winner will be announced.

Novel Approaches to Assess and Rehabilitate Modified Rivers

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The FP7 project REFORM (REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management (http://www.reformrivers.eu/ ) is pleased to announce the dates for its International Conference on Novel Approaches to Assess and Rehabilitate Modified Rivers, which will take place in Wageningen, The Netherlands, on 30 June to 2 July 2015.

It will serve as a platform to present and discuss aspirations, challenges,...

Rivers by Design - updated

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RESTORE's Rivers by Design guide to river restoration for land-use professionals has had a few minor changes, including an update to the table showing the benefits of river restoration in the planning and development process.

The guide shows the crucial role planners, architects and developers the crucial role they can play in river restoratation. The document explains the contexty and need for river restoration and provides guidance on planing projects to make sure sustainable development is achieved.

Switzerland – a land of nature-like bypass channels

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Some fish such as salmon need access to freshwater but obstacles such as dams and hydropower plants can act as barriers and prevent them migrating and spawning.

However, rivers in Switzerland, which are all regulated, have benefitted from some innovative solutions to reduce the impact of hydropower plants and dams on fish. To solve this challenge, bypass channels or fishways have been built at almost at every dam and weir.

 
Left photo: Rheinfelden fish pass facility. Middle photo: a rock cascade pass. Right photo: a vertical slot pass (photos by Sini Olin, SYKE).

 

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