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Detailed design and licence application for removal of the Mill of Eden Weir

August 25, 2023

Detailed design and licence application for removal of the Mill of Eden Weir

The Mill of Eden weir is restricting access for Atlantic salmon, trout and eel. Removing it will open up access to over 11 km of habitat.

Restoring connectivity to Romania’s Mureș watershed by building capacity for dam removal

August 25, 2023

Restoring connectivity to Romania’s Mureș watershed by building capacity for dam removal

Identifying dams for removal and demonstrating the approaches required for dam removal in Romania.

Preparing for removal of Dollar Weir, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

August 25, 2023

Preparing for removal of Dollar Weir, Clackmannanshire, Scotland

Conducting the necessary surveys that will potentially lead to removing the ecologically and environmentally degrading Dollar Weir. 

Reconnecting rivers in North Macedonia: Identifying priority barriers for removal

August 25, 2023

Reconnecting rivers in North Macedonia: Identifying priority barriers for removal

Developing the methodology and knowledge to further develop strategies for reconnecting rivers and their restoration on a national level.

Comparative scoping study of Nadiža, Sava and Težka voda weirs in Slovenia

August 25, 2023

Comparative scoping study of Nadiža, Sava and Težka voda weirs in Slovenia

Selecting the most promising weir removal sites for a feasibility study based on the data collection and comparison of three potential barrier removal sites on the three different rivers.

Reka River barrier inventory, Slovenia

August 25, 2023

Reka River barrier inventory, Slovenia

Inventorying all barriers in the Reka River catchment to identify and prioritise potential future feasibility studies and dam removal projects.

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.

GIOV & GO – Towards a free-flowing Giovenco

August 25, 2023

GIOV & GO – Towards a free-flowing Giovenco

Removing these dams would be the first-ever weir removal project in the Apennine area and Italy. It would offer a model that can be replicated by other dam removal projects within the same valley or similar catchment basins.

Wild Lyric – Dream a wilder sound for River Liri

August 25, 2023

Wild Lyric – Dream a wilder sound for River Liri

Increasing the technical and practical know-how of the Italian bureaucratical workflow related to dam removal and establishing a collaborative network with local authorities to make workflow easier and quicker for future dam removals in the Liri River.