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Creating dam removal opportunities in the Danube Gorges, Romania

August 25, 2023

Creating dam removal opportunities in the Danube Gorges, Romania

Explore the opportunities for dam removal to increase the ecological connectivity in the Danube tributaries from the Banat catchment (Danube Gorges) and Maramureș and to open up at least 100km of rivers.

Molino de Gastiáin Dam, Spain

August 25, 2023

Molino de Gastiáin Dam, Spain

One of two dam removals along the upper Ega River to restore fluvial continuity and recover the natural dynamics of the river.

Preparing to remove the Molino de Arquijas dam in River Ega, Navarra, Spain

August 25, 2023

Preparing to remove the Molino de Arquijas dam in River Ega, Navarra, Spain

Preparatory works to remove a second dam on the upper Ega River to recover fish access to high-quality spawning areas located upstream, thus increasing their reproductive success and conservation status.

Restoring 50 km of connectivity in the Côa River, Portugal

August 25, 2023

Restoring 50 km of connectivity in the Côa River, Portugal

This project focuses on completing the activities necessary to prepare removing two barriers to restore the natural and cultural heritage of the Côa Valley.

Removing the “Presa del Henares” weir to benefit nature and people

August 25, 2023

Removing the “Presa del Henares” weir to benefit nature and people

Covering all the preparatory work needed to remove an obsolete weir on the Henares River in Madrid, Spain.

Feasibility of barrier removal in Mýrar and surrounding areas, Iceland

August 25, 2023

Feasibility of barrier removal in Mýrar and surrounding areas, Iceland

Identifying barriers for removal and opportunities for habitat restoration on the water courses, lakes, and surrounding peatlands in the Mýrar area.

Towards removing the first dams in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Case Study Livanjsko Polje

August 25, 2023

Towards removing the first dams in Bosnia and Herzegovina – Case Study Livanjsko Polje

The objective of this project is to introduce dam removal as a nature restoration measure and initiate a barrier removal planning and feasibility phase to conserve and restore Livanjsko Polje.

Small barriers on side-arms of the Bela River

August 25, 2023

Small barriers on side-arms of the Bela River

Taking the preparatory steps needed to remove two small dams on the side arms of the Bela River that impact important nursery habitats in this Natura 2000 area.

Making upper part of Zeta River free flowing

August 25, 2023

Making upper part of Zeta River free flowing

Scaling up dam removal in Montenegro by improve ecological status of upper part of Zeta river catchment.