RESTORE project objectives and website, European policy drivers, Rivers by Design and the RiverWiki.
Sustainable river restoration helps us achieve European Directives such as the Water Framework Directive and the Habitats Directive. The RESTORE project will develop the tools and skills for restoring rivers and creating sustainable river environments.
Our website is an online tool for sharing information and gaining insight into how and why river restoration is carried out. The website is divided into sections giving the background to river restoration, the case studies Wiki, News and Events and Publications:
European policy drivers
We have undertaken a review of European policy drivers for river restoration. These documents will help us share knowledge and experience around Europe.
River restoration that reconnects river channels with their natural floodplain will result in habitat and biodiversity improvements and reduced flood risk downstream. This helps achieve European targets and benefits for wildlife and the local community.
The project will help develop an understanding of why river restoration is important and identify any barriers to it. It will look at the conflicts between different users and gain an understanding of the best practices in Europe.
Rivers by Design
Rivers by Design 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:
RiverWiki is an online database for policy makers, river restoration practitioners and other stakeholders. It lets you share, find and comment on river restoration projects across Europe.
We encourage you to upload your own river restoration case study.