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New water law in Lithuania calls for the removal of obsolete barriers

July 11, 2022

New water law in Lithuania calls for the removal of obsolete barriers

This month, Lithuania has an occasion to celebrate. The Lithuanian Parliament has accepted the Ministry of the Environment’s proposal of the Water Law amendments that permit more ambitious river restoration efforts.

New European Commission guidance document on barrier removal for river restoration

January 19, 2022

New European Commission guidance document on barrier removal for river restoration

In December of last year, the European Commission published a guidance document to help identify and prioritise where barriers could be removed to restore river connectivity, their wetlands, and floodplains.

The European Open Rivers Programme was officially launched on 8th October 2021

October 8, 2021

The European Open Rivers Programme was officially launched on 8th October 2021

The Open Rivers Programme is excited to officially launch on 8th October 2021, thanks to a €42.5 million grant over six years from Arcadia. Arcadia is a charitable foundation that works to protect nature, preserve cultural heritage and promote open access to knowledge.