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Restoring free-flow to the Stångån River

August 25, 2023

Restoring free-flow to the Stångån River

Ensuring a free-flowing River Stångån for future generations by acquiring the water usage rights associated with removing three dams.

Unlocking the flow: strategies for prioritising barrier removal in small rivers in Western Pomerania

August 25, 2023

Unlocking the flow: strategies for prioritising barrier removal in small rivers in Western Pomerania

Developing and field-testing a prioritisation and selection process database that will identify at least three impactful dams to remove.

Vrbovo Dam, Slovenia

August 25, 2023

Vrbovo Dam, Slovenia

Removing the Vrbovo Dam in the extraordinary Škocjan Caves World Heritage site.

Socio-ecological research to promote the restoration of Khanjal Lake

August 25, 2023

Socio-ecological research to promote the restoration of Khanjal Lake

Creating a detailed plan to remove a locking dam, reinstating the local lake to its natural state, enhancing biodiversity, and revitalizing wetland ecosystems.

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.