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Summer is near! But, before you hit the beach, join the 5th DRE Cafe to celebrate recent unique removals and learn about upcoming projects! 

Let’s ride the wave!

JUNE 8th 2023 | 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, infotaining 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. 

Watch the recording



Will Millard, writer, BBC presenter and expedition leader – Opening


Viktoriia Stanbury, Project officer, WWF Switzerland Demolition of a 120-year-old dam in Ukraine, despite the war 


Martin Falklind, Journalist, photographer, filmmaker and executive producer for the production company Ecofilm 


Music break


Brad Chase, Diadromous Fish Project Leader, Massachusetts Division of Marine FisheriesArmstrong Dam Removal project (interview from the field) 


Breaking News! 


Michael Belchik, Senior Water Policy Analyst, Yurok Tribe – Klamath Dam Removal project (interview from the field) 






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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