Read all the latest programme and project updates!
August 8, 2022
Despite the war, critical conservation work continues in Ukraine with a WWF team successfully removing an obsolete dam in the Carpathian mountains, opening the river to migratory fish for the first time in 120 years.
July 19, 2022
Project works are expected to begin this week for the demolition of the Scotton Weir on the River Nidd in England. The weir removal project is led by river conservation charity the Wild Trout Trust and is one of the first programme-supported barrier removals to take place!
July 18, 2022
On July 25th, Associação Natureza de Portugal (ANP) in association with WWF (ANP|WWF), in partnership with the Municipality of Alcoutim, will begin the demolition of the Galaxes Weir on the Odeleite River.
July 18, 2022
Thirteen newly supported projects have the potential to open up over 380 km of rivers through the removal of 55 barriers.
July 11, 2022
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.
May 27, 2022
The European Open Rivers Programme is inviting Expressions of Interest (EoI) for project submissions for small dam removal preparatory and demolition projects that fall under grant categories A and B.
April 20, 2022
The European Open Rivers Programme officially supports 19 small dam removals across 11 countries that will open approximately 386 kilometres of Europe’s rivers.
March 8, 2022
On May 19-21, 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal, ANP/WWF Portugal, World Fish Migration Foundation, Wetlands International and The Nature Conservancy will host the 7th Dam Removal Europe seminar.
January 19, 2022
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.