All the latest developments in the RESTORE project.
We have undertaken a review of European policy drivers for river restoration. These documents are to help us share knowledge and experience around Europe.
We have now launched our RiverWiki an online tool for policy makers, river restoration practitioners and other stakeholders. The River WIKI database holds over 300 river restoration case studies from 24 countries in Europe .
Rivers by Design
Rivers by Design is a new guide written by RESTORE for planners, developers, architects and landscape architects. Using a series of inspirational case studies, from Korea to Milton Keynes, it shows development professionals the crucial role they can play in meeting the needs of people and the environment through river restoration. The guide offers practical advice and step-by-step help on restoring rivers. It also illustrates how working with the natural environment makes economic and environmental sense.
Rivers by Design
Project objectivesSustainable river restoration helps us achieve European Directives such as the Water Framework Directive and the Habitats Directive. The project aims to develop the tools and skills to enable the restoration of rivers for future generations creating sustainable river environments. This will be achieved through both the consideration of natural processes and the river management needs of modern society.
River restoration activities that reconnect river channels with their natural floodplain will result in habitat and biodiversity improvements, as well as reduction of flood risk to communities downstream. This helps achieve European targets and gain benefits for wildlife and local the local community.
The project will develop an understanding of why river restoration needs to happen and any barriers to it. It will then look at the conflicts that can occur between different users and from this gain an understanding of the best practices in Europe.