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 Fall is in full swing, so get cozy and join the 3rd edition of our DRE Café, where we will celebrate the latest barriers to fall (pun intended) and warm up for many more to come!

Let’s ride the wave!


NOVEMBER 3rd, 2022 | 16:30 – 17:30 CENTRAL EUROPEAN TIME 


Like all things, dams, weirs and culverts have a lifetime, and many of them are currently obsolete. Thankfully, barrier removal is no longer crazy talk and it’s getting more and more attention. Let’s exchange knowledge and insights and let’s mainstream this movement!  

The World Fish Migration Foundation, the Resources Legacy Fund, Rewilding Europe and WWF invite river and restoration practitioners, policy makers, researchers, and students to a 1-hour, international, “infotraining” webinar focusing on the why and how of barrier removals. We will showcase unique projects, interview dam buster heroes, share insights, but first and foremost, we will have fun! The event builds on experience from projects across Europe and the US.  

This Dam Removal Europe Cafe is organized by World Fish Migration Foundation on behalf of Dam Removal Europe with sponsorship from Open Rivers Fund, a program of Resources Legacy Fund supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. In-kind support is provided by Rewilding Europe and WWF. 

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16:30 : Opening

Rita Rodrigues, WWF Portugal, Portugal

16:35 : EU Nature Restoration Law

Michal Wiezik, MEP, Slovakia

16:42 : Live music break

César Rodríguez from AEMS – Ríos con Vida, Spain

16:45 : Life Agueda Project

Silvia Pedro, University of Evora & MARE, Portugal

16:52 : Breaking news!

16:55 : #Dambusters Documentary

Francisco Campos-Lopez Benyunes, MAGEN Entertainment, USA, & Jasper Pääkkönen, Finland

17:05 : Live music break

César Rodríguez from AEMS – Ríos con Vida, Spain

17:08 : Dam Removal in Estonia

 Tanel Ader, Ministry of the Environment of Estonia, Estonia  

17:15 : Drawing break  

Seppo Leinonen, Finland

17:20 : Be the DRE Café Quiz winner!

Mentimeter quiz for the attendees

17:25 : Closure

17:30 : End


Registration and questions  

For free registration follow this link to EventBrite. For questions regarding the program contact Foivos Mouchlianitis (  

Language: English  


We are opening for sponsoring by companies and NGO’s. Please contact Herman Wanningen ( for information about sponsorships. 

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