The programme will apply two tools to shortlist eligible projects. Overall, we are looking for projects that are highly viable, low risk, and which maximise the potential to restoring natural processes in endangered rivers across Europe.
The programme will apply two tools to shortlist eligible dam removal projects.
The first was developed for the programme in 2020 by Swansea University – Dam Removal Opportunity Score (DAMROS). DAMROS assigns a score to catchments across Europe to indicate where dam removal could be particularly successful. It considers biodiversity value, ecological status, chemical status, proximity of protected areas, barrier density, river continuity conditions, public support for dam removals, and change in water flow following removal.
You can read more about DAMROS here.
The second selection tool was developed by the programme to search for projects that best meet our mission.
We are looking for applications that demonstrate the following: