In this newsletter various types of articles like on the development of the Russian River Restoration Centre underlines that river restoration is a universal concept that can be brought into practice under different geographical and governmental circumstances. Then an article on the riparian vegetation zones, explains how crucial the knowledge on these and the exchange of it is for the management and the ecological and hydromorphological restoration of rivers. On the other hand, the article on the label for “Wild Rivers Site” shows the importance of conserving or even restoring free flowing living rivers and the continued labeling of river sites meeting the set of requirements for such a label. In another article, the described Danube WildIslands makes visible the importance of river islands in biodiversity conservation and the dynamics of river morphological processes, like the re-allocation of sediment. This all makes very clear why the European Water Framework Directive and related water directives are so important for maintaining or achieving the Good Ecological Status or Good Ecological Potential in European waters. The article on ECRR’s WFD Review Submission and the EUROPE-INBO 2019 Conference are indispensable activities to support this. But also indispensable for this are the public celebrative activities of the World Fish Migration Day and the World Rivers Day for a broader audience. And those who want to learn more, could register for the amazing conference on the free flowing Sélune, with a couple of dam removals at the same time. In addition, it will be worth to participate in the Clean Water of Russia 2019 Conference for a better understanding of the developments of the Russian river restoration approaches and activities. Finally, for a wider audience the event calendar offers other knowledge issemination and networking opportunities.
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