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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Get your own dam removal T-shirt!

To thank you for your support, we have created a limited-edition #DamRemovalEurope t-shirt for donations of over €50. Join the movement and help us remove barriers and restore the flow.

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Dams Already Removed*

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

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Jeremy Wade celebrates Bowston Weir removal!

This past June, a 150 years old weir was removed in England. Jeremy Wade attended this historic moment and made a special video for you!

Case Studies

Policy Report

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

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Let the rivers flow

Are you planning a dam removal? Do you want to know more about this project? Are you interested in participating?