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Worthyvale Weirs, England

November 16, 2023

Worthyvale Weirs, England

[REMOVED] Restore the ecosystem’s natural ecological integrity and hydrological balance, fostering a cascade of positive impacts that benefit both the environment and the communities that depend on the river.

Habia Culvert, France

November 16, 2023

Habia Culvert, France

[REMOVED] Opening up two kilometres of river to allow endangered white-clawed crayfish to access refuge areas upstream.

Ritakoski Dam, Finland

November 16, 2023

Ritakoski Dam, Finland

[REMOVED] Restoring spawning areas for salmon and trout not accessible for more than 100 years.

Urrutienea Dam, France

August 25, 2023

Urrutienea Dam, France

[REMOVED] In 2022, an initial ORP grant enabled technical feasibility studies to be carried out for the Urrutiénéa Dam. 2023 will be the year of action to finally remove it.

Free Trebbia River: river restoration through the first dam removals in Italy

August 25, 2023

Free Trebbia River: river restoration through the first dam removals in Italy

The project aims to draft the first catchment development action plan in Italy for the removal of barriers.

Creating dam removal opportunities in the Danube Gorges, Romania

August 25, 2023

Creating dam removal opportunities in the Danube Gorges, Romania

Explore the opportunities for dam removal to increase the ecological connectivity in the Danube tributaries from the Banat catchment (Danube Gorges) and Maramureș and to open up at least 100km of rivers.

Small barriers on side-arms of the Bela River

August 25, 2023

Small barriers on side-arms of the Bela River

Taking the preparatory steps needed to remove two small dams on the side arms of the Bela River that impact important nursery habitats in this Natura 2000 area.

Four weir removals on the Tardoire, France

August 25, 2023

Four weir removals on the Tardoire, France

[REMOVED] The removals will significantly improve the morphology and natural functionality of the Tardoire, improving aquatic habitats for important fish species.

Restoration of the ecological continuity of the Ressegue River

August 25, 2023

Restoration of the ecological continuity of the Ressegue River

The project aims to restore ecological continuity on the Ressegue and therefore to open up 96% of the river’s length by testing the viability of removing the Pont de Rhodes Weir.