The ECRR would like to reiterate that its members are excited to see that the proposed EU Nature Law emphasises the restoration of freshwater ecosystems, which are one of the flagship ecosystems in the ‘EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030’, and in particular the key objective of the restoration of at least 25,000 km of free-flowing rivers.
In order to support the elaboration and subsequent implementation of the regulation ECRR was the (co-)organiser of two workshops organized in the last half year, these were:
- Free-flowing rivers and restoration of river connectivity: from theory to operational approaches. This workshop was held at the I.S. Rivers 2022 Conference in July, in Lyon, France.
- River restoration: a European goal at the crossroads of several legislations. This workshop was held at the Europe-INBO 2022 Conference in September in Annecy, France.