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Worthyvale Weirs, England

November 16, 2023

Worthyvale Weirs, England

[REMOVED] Restore the ecosystem’s natural ecological integrity and hydrological balance, fostering a cascade of positive impacts that benefit both the environment and the communities that depend on the river.

Eight barrier removals in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

November 16, 2023

Eight barrier removals in Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

Removing eight barriers to restore river flow, revitalise biodiversity, and preserve Plitvice Lakes National Park’s delicate balance.

Four barrier removals, Danube River, Slovakia

November 16, 2023

Four barrier removals, Danube River, Slovakia

Reconnecting the degraded Foki sidearm to the Danube River by removing four artificial barriers such as traverses and groynes.

Habia Culvert, France

November 16, 2023

Habia Culvert, France

[REMOVED] Opening up two kilometres of river to allow endangered white-clawed crayfish to access refuge areas upstream.

Ritakoski Dam, Finland

November 16, 2023

Ritakoski Dam, Finland

[REMOVED] Restoring spawning areas for salmon and trout not accessible for more than 100 years.

Tama Dam, Spain

November 16, 2023

Tama Dam, Spain

[REMOVED] Obtaining the permits, authorisations, and constructions plans needed to remove the barrier and open up 52 km of river.

Restoration of Branugues stream, Batitan weir removal, France

November 16, 2023

Restoration of Branugues stream, Batitan weir removal, France

Taking measures to safely remove the Batitan Dam, restoring ecological balance and biodiversity and enhancing waterway connectivity and habitat quality.

Albanian Municipality DARE (Dam Removal)

November 16, 2023

Albanian Municipality DARE (Dam Removal)

Identifying outdated and environmentally harmful dams in Albania to decommission, fostering discussions and knowledge exchange to restore river flow and biodiversity.

Urrutienea Dam, France

August 25, 2023

Urrutienea Dam, France

[REMOVED] In 2022, an initial ORP grant enabled technical feasibility studies to be carried out for the Urrutiénéa Dam. 2023 will be the year of action to finally remove it.