Dams removed in 2021

Many dams in European rivers are old, abandoned and out of use. Together we can locate and remove them. Do you want to remove a dam? We can help by providing tools and guidance!

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 France, Sweden, Finland, Spain, England and Wales, Scotland, Denmark, Portugal, Italy, Switzerland, Estonia, Germany

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Case Studies

Kangaskoski Hydropower Dam, River Hiitolanjoki, Finland 

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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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