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Lilla Röd Dam, Sweden

December 22, 2023

Lilla Röd Dam, Sweden

A very rich salmon, trout and eel river in southwest Sweden will be re opened again by removing the blocking stone construction that dams the river.

Ålanda Dam, Sweden

December 22, 2023

Ålanda Dam, Sweden

Two large lakes with genetic unique fish stock in southwest Sweden will be reconnected by removing a small dam between them, a dam that blocks the migration of biodiversity.

Culvert mapping and removal prioritisation in Gauja River catchment

December 22, 2023

Culvert mapping and removal prioritisation in Gauja River catchment

Addressing the often-overlooked impact of road crossing barriers on critical headwater river ecosystems by using GIS mapping and developing a methodology to prioritise them.

Identifying barriers to save endemic trout in the Neretva River

December 22, 2023

Identifying barriers to save endemic trout in the Neretva River

A project aimed at identifying and prioritising in-stream barriers for removal to safeguard the endangered endemic trout in the Neretva River, providing a crucial lifeline for their survival.

Dunmere Camel Connection

December 6, 2023

Dunmere Camel Connection

Assessing the feasibility to remove the Dunmere Weir and open 6 km of river.

Catalysing dam removal initiatives in Italy

November 23, 2023

Catalysing dam removal initiatives in Italy

Addressing Italy’s extensive river fragmentation by building a network of environmental organisations, raising awareness among local authorities and the national government, and creating conditions for the development of concrete dam removal proposals, ultimately aiming to stimulate a national strategy for restoring river connectivity in Italy.

Feasibility study for the removal of two unused weirs, Eyrieux Basin, France

November 23, 2023

Feasibility study for the removal of two unused weirs, Eyrieux Basin, France

Conducting the necessary pre-demolition works to restore a 70-meter stretch of river to its natural position, fostering comprehensive ecological restoration, and ensuring fluvial continuity along 33 km of main watercourses.

Scaling up dam removal: implementation plan for South-Eastern Europe

November 23, 2023

Scaling up dam removal: implementation plan for South-Eastern Europe

Overcome obstacles hindering dam removal progress in South Eastern Europe and accelerate the dam removal movement by expanding the knowledge base, influencing policy changes, enhancing communication and awareness, and ultimately making barrier removal a standard practice.

River Film Fest

November 23, 2023

River Film Fest

Elevate awareness about freshwater ecosystems, particularly the impacts of river fragmentation, through engaging film screenings, expert discussions, and knowledge-sharing sessions, fostering a movement towards dam removal and river restoration in Germany.