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  • The European Centre for River Restoration

    Guide Syndicate become a networking member of the ECRR. ECRR’s mission is to enhance and promote river restoration and sustainable river management throughout Europe, disseminating river restoration information and fostering the establishment of national river restoration networks in as many European countries as possible. It shares the same goals of many River Restoration national centres, but ...


  • Five European rivers commit to more river restoration

    As part of the European River Restoration Conference, five European river basins committed themselves to working together. The river basins include: the Arpa in Armenia, Irpen in Ukraine, Irwell in England, Orbigo in Spain, and Rhone in France. Under the facilitation of the European Centre for River Restoration, the five parties will develop and share their best practices and knowledge in order ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Rhode Island river restoration projects

    'The Rhode Island River Ecosystem Restoration project creates good local jobs removing dams and building the ladders that will restore important fish habitat and rebuild their populations,' said Lubchenco. 'This project is to bring back blueback herring, alewives, and American shad, which have been so important, both economically and ecologically, to coastal communities in the Northeast since ...


  • Cities try to restore wildness to urban rivers

    The Buffalo Bayou is everything Houston city planners once despised: The small river that winds through glassy downtown hi-rises has gentle curves, a slow, meandering current and native grasses teeming with birds and insects. More than half a century ago, millions were spent to tame the flood-prone channel, turning it into a straight sluice to carry excess water to the Gulf of Mexico. The project ...


    By Associated Press

  • River restoration for flood management in the Iberian Peninsula

    Experts from Spain and Portugal discussed how to restore rivers and manage landscapes to reduce flooding risks and impacts. At the same event prizes were awarded to the best short stories, poems and pictures about rivers. The workshop River Restoration for Flood Management: Debate about new social and ...


    By Wetlands International

  • WIKI tool promotes ecological river restoration in Europe

    Policy makers, river restoration practitioners and other stakeholders now have a new online tool at their disposal, providing them with hundreds of river restoration case studies. Created by Wetlands International and partners for the promotion of ecological river restoration in Europe, this River WIKI database holds over 300 river restoration case ...


    By Wetlands International

  • An economic case for restoring rivers and their ecosystem services

    Unless they are sustainably managed, commercial timber forests generally have low amounts of deadwood on the forest floor, as timber is harvested before it falls. However, this can affect local ecosystem services provided by forest streams. Naturally fallen logs can help purify stream water and prevent ...

  • Call for submissions: European River Restoration Conference 2013

    Wetlands International and partners in European river restoration are inviting submissions for the European River Restoration Conference 2013. Join us as we share and learn about the successes, challenges and opportunities for river ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Action plan to restore London’s ‘lost’ and neglected rivers

    London’s first action plan to restore the capital’s rivers and create a better place for people and wildlife was launched on Thursday. River quality in the River Thames has improved greatly since the industrial revolution but the many tributaries still suffer from the 20th century legacy of confining rivers in concrete channels. The London Rivers Action Plan (LRAP) aims to restore these rivers to ...

  • Grants worth $1.2m propel Elizabeth River restoration

    Funding to remove contaminated sediment from a river at the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay and help reduce toxics and nutrients in stormwater runoff was presented to the Elizabeth River Project Thursday after the group was chosen in two separate grant competitions. EPA Regional Administrator Donald Welsh Thursday presented two grants totaling nearly $1.2 million to the Elizabeth River Project to ...

  • Conservation Partners Restore San Dieguito River Habitat

     Daily commuters may have noticed exciting activity happening near the San Dieguito River recently. Helicopters have been airlifting out wildfire-burned logs and other debris since September, capping a multi-year effort to restore the river back to health – complete with native vegetation and restored habitat for various wildlife species. Federal, state and local conservation agencies ...

  • WEF to present cities of future 2010 and Urban River restoration 2010

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) will present Cities of the Future 2010 and Urban River Restoration 2010 from March 7 - 10, 2010 at the Boston Marriott Cambridge in Boston, Massachusetts. The two conferences will be co-located to allow unprecedented opportunities for interdisciplinary networking and discussion on urban and sustainable technologies. As environmental awareness grows, so does ...

  • Historic Fish Runs to Be Restored on Maine´s Border River

    After nearly twenty years of exile from their native waters, alewives will once again migrate up the St. Croix River watershed. The Atlantic Salmon Federation (ASF) is pleased that Bill LD 72 became law today, requiring state officials to remove barriers to fish passage at Grand Falls Dam. The law comes into effect just in time as the alewives begin their up-river migration to their spawning ...


  • Great Lakes initiative cleanup helps restore grand calumet river

    The recent completion of a $52 million project to rid Roxana Marsh of contaminated sediment will speed the recovery of Indiana’s Grand Calumet River, marking a step forward for one of the Great Lakes’ most complex Area of Concern cleanups. Representatives from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of Indiana were joined by Congressman Pete ...

  • Spring-run Salmon Release Marks Progress in Restoring San Joaquin River

    Today, for the first time in over 60 years, spring run Chinook salmon returned to the San Joaquin River when the San Joaquin River Restoration Program released 54,000 juvenile into California’s second largest river. The salmon release is part of a long-term effort to revive the River’s historic salmon fishery and create a healthier waterway for the communities of the San Joaquin River ...

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Participates in Muddy River Restoration Project

    BILLERICA, MA (June 18, 2008) – Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is participating in the massive remediation of the Muddy River, in cooperation with Simmons College, by supplying instruments that are used to screen for levels of sulfur in river sediment. Muddy River is part of Boston’s “Emerald Necklace,” designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the late 1800s as a ...

  • Plans afoot to restore Housatonic River after PCB damage

    The state of Connecticut is proposing to modify two dams to provide unobstructed passage for fish in the Blackberry River. A bypass channel would be created around Lower Pond Dam and an unnamed adjacent dam would be breached. The proposed project could improve habitat for Burbot, a state-listed endangered species, and provide high, sustainable ecological and recreational benefits when ...

  • Thermo Fisher Scientific participates in Muddy River restoration project

    Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., the world leader in serving science, is participating in the massive remediation of the Muddy River, in cooperation with Simmons College, by supplying instruments that are used to screen for levels of sulfur in river sediment. Muddy River is part of Boston's Emerald Necklace, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted in the late 1800s as a 1,100 acre chain of parks linked ...

  • Mississippi River Delta Restoration Campaign Launches New Website

    New site goes live today WASHINGTON, Nov. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Conservation groups today launched a new website, www.MississippiRiverDelta.org, focused on restoring one of America's greatest natural resources, the ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • San Antonio and EPA Unite to Restore San Antonio River Basin

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and thirteen other federal partners are teaming up with San Antonio to revitalize the San Antonio River Basin and improve the local community. This partnership will reconnect local communities, particularly those that are overburdened or economically distressed, with their waterways. Improving coordination among federal agencies and collaborating ...

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