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Lunch Meeting: Dam Removal, A Viable Solution to Restore European Rivers

Brussels, 25  April 2019

12:30 to 14:00 hours

Dam Removal Europe and DG Environment  invite you to join for the Lunch-time meeting: Dam Removal, a viable solution to regenerate European rivers on the  25th  April, 2019 from 12:30 to 14:00 hours


During the meeting guest-speakers from Estonia and France will highlight some of the biggest dam removal projects in European history.

We will also highlight the drivers behind these dam removal projects in Europe and talk about economic and cultural implications too. If you are working on river restoration, water framework directive, fisheries, hydropower or nature policies then this meeting will be of interest for you. There is room for 50 persons.  

You will find more information on the poster below.

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The Program:

12:10:12:30 Room open (coffee and tea)

12:30-12:35 Opening by Veronica Manfredi (Director, DG ENV Directorate C, Quality of Life)

12:35-12:50 Dam Removal Europe: The start of a movement by Herman Wanningen (Creative Director, World Fish Migration Foundation)

12:50-13:05 The dam removal on the Sélune River by Stéphane Fraisse or Jean-Marc Roussel (INRA – French National Institute for Agricultural Research)

13:05-13:20 Restoration of Pärnu River basin by Külli Tammur (Project Manager, Environment Agency, Estonia)

13:20-13:30 How the EU water law can be used to promote and bring about the dam removal in Europe by Andreas Baumüller (WWF-EPO)

13:30-14:00 Questions-Discussion

Practical Information

Location: European Commission, DG Environment, Avenue de Beaulieu 5, 1160 Auderghem (Brussels) Belgium

For questions related to the seminar please contact: Herman Wanningen

Registration: click here

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