Barrier Tracker Campaign 2022

There are hundreds of river barriers all around Europe which are not yet mapped and are waiting to be recorded. Become a barrier tracker and help us locate them and highlight where restoration is most needed.

Why Dam Removal?

Rivers have always provided fundamental and vital services for mankind and the environment. However, dams disrupt the natural functioning of rivers and can cause a wide-scale decline in fish and other river wildlife. For these reasons, it is necessary to remove these barriers to return rivers to their natural, free-flowing state.

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Follow the journey around the world of Spanish engineer Pao Fernandez, meeting the river heroes in all continents in their passionate quest to restore rivers and ecosystems.

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Dams Already Removed*

*based on data from Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland ,France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Montenegro, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine and Wales.

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Case Studies

Dalloz Weir, River Grosdar, France

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Policy Report

“There is almost 1 barrier for each river kilometre in Europe”

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Let the rivers flow

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