Dam removalFish Migration
November 5, 2018

3300km of free-flowing river!!

It took 3 years but finally a 151m wide and 4,5m high dam will be removed in Estonia! This is part of a larger 15€ million project that will help…
Dam removalFish Migration
October 25, 2018

And the EuroNatur 2018 Award goes to…

On October 10th, Roberto Epple, president of the European Rivers Network (ERN), received the EuroNatur Award 2018 for his outstanding personal dedication to protecting European rivers. “It has always been…
Dam removalFish Migration
October 25, 2018

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers support the removal of obsolete barriers

In this regulatory guidance letter, the U.S. ACE determine the removal of obsolete barriers as an “effective approach to restoring river and stream structure, functions, and dynamics.” They agree that…
Dam removalFish Migration
October 17, 2018

UPDATE on the state of Europe’s waters

This year, The European Environment Agency has written a report, European water: assessment of status and pressures 2018, on the state of Europe’s water. This report compiles the information the…
Dam removalFish Migration
October 17, 2018

Swimways and River Management in the 21st Century, A Symposium in Washington, DC.

Image by Seppo Linonen On November 19th, The World Fish Migration Foundation and the Industry of Water Infrastructure and Management are hosting a symposium on ‘Swimways and River Management in…
Dam removalFish Migration
October 4, 2018

What’s so special about dam removals?

Author: Arjan Berkhuysen ‘This is the tallest tree in France’.   I was standing in front of an old mansion, which served as a bed & breakfast close to a…
Dam removalNewsPlanned barriers
October 4, 2018

Barrier removal works…and the fishes prove it!

A small scale study done on the River Eastburn Beck in England shows the positive impact weir removal has on brown trout populations. Earlier this year, Professor Jon Grey from…
Dam removalFish Migration
October 3, 2018

Migratory salmonid fish and dams – Do they mix?

There is a global boom in hydropower development, mainly fueled by public perception, especially because of the need to produce energy with less greenhouse gas emissions.   Thousands of major…
News
October 2, 2018

The Hydropower Industry’s Perspective on Dam Removal

During the past Dam Removal Europe seminar in Sweden, Sara Sandberg from Fortum and Johan Tielman from E.On presented “The hydropower industry’s perspective on dam removal.”   During their presentation…
News
October 2, 2018

Singing to preserve our source of life

On September 30th, Euronatur, Riverwatch and Center for the Environment delivered a joint press release on the concert for Balkan Rivers in Saravejo. This past Saturday, hundreds of concert goers…
News
October 2, 2018

Practices of small hydropower and dam removal in China

Author: Dr CUI Zhenhua According to the 13th Hydropower Development Plan of China (2015-2020), issued by National Energy Administration, small and medium hydropower is strictly restricted and the retirement mechanism…
Dam removal
October 2, 2018

Intentions for a barrier-free Municipality in Sweden!

This past September 140 experts from 23 different countries met in the city of Hudiksvall, Sweden, 300 km north of Stockholm.   There, they participated in a conference on dam…
News
August 28, 2018

Dam Removal Europe causing a stir

If you haven’t already, read the article about the recent dam removal in Spain featured in the European Centre for River Restoration Newsletter!
Dam removalNewsPlanned barriers
August 28, 2018

Local community members band together to save their river

A joint press release by EuroNatur, Riverwatch, and Center for Environment recognizes the victorious effort of 200 community members to stop a dam from being built. Last Friday, local villagers…
Dam removalHappy Fish JourneyHydropower
August 28, 2018

How to remove big hydro-power dams and the lessons learned

An interview with Roberto Apple By Rik Bomer - Happy Fish Journey In France in the small river the Seluné is something drastically going to change. Two structures that changed…
Dam removal
August 28, 2018

Removal of the 22 meter high Yecla de Yeltes dam

Removal of the 22 meter high Yecla de Yeltes dam In April 2018 the removal of the Yecla de Yeltes dam was started by the Confederación Hidrográfica del Duero (CHD),…
Dam removalNewsPlanned barriers
July 24, 2018

$1.02 billion hydropower project goes terribly wrong causing local disaster

This past Monday, 23 June 2018, the hydroelectric dam built in Laos collapsed. According to Laos News Agency, the flash flooding left several people dead, hundreds missing, and thousands displaced.…
Dam removalNews
July 24, 2018

In Galicia, officials are starting the paperwork to remove dams across the region

Local government in Galicia have begun on the long-term strategy to remove obsolete dams and open up rivers. They also are making it harder than ever to restore current dams…
Dam removalNews
July 19, 2018

Policy Report

Removing tens of thousands of obsolete dams in Europe will bring life back to rivers We proudly present: The Dam Removal Europe Policy Report: A viable solution for the future…
Dam removalNews
July 16, 2018

Lithuania has a huge potential in river restoration

Conclusions and results of the Dam Removal Europe Workshop in Lithuania Date: 2 – 3 July 2018 By Karolina Gurjazkaite On 2 July the Lithuanian Ministry of Environment (Aplinkos ministerija)…
Seminars/ Workshops/ Conferences and Meetings
July 15, 2018

Fully booked! To be or not to be… removed | International seminar on dam removal, Sweden

To be or not to be... removed | International seminar on dam removal  Sweden, 24 – 26 September 2018 Karlstad University (KAU), Hudiksvall municipality, County Board Gävleborg and Dam Removal Europe…
Dam removalNewsPlanned barriersScientific papers
July 4, 2018

To dam or to remove? How to improve river connectivity

An EU initiative is mapping dams and barriers across the continent to identify those that need to be restored or lifted. The database could help strike a balance between economic…
Dam removalFundingNews
June 26, 2018

Crowd Funding Platform for dam removal!

Crowd Funding Platform for dam removal! We are very happy to announce that WWF Netherlands just launched the Dam Removal Crowd Funding Platform! The site is hosted and fully supported…
Seminars/ Workshops/ Conferences and Meetings
June 25, 2018

Dam Removal Europe Workshop – Lithuania

Dam Removal Europe Workshop in Lithuania Date: 2 – 3 July 2018 Next week, Dam Removal Europe along with the Ministry of Environment of the Republic of Lithuania, will host…
Dam removalNews
June 25, 2018

Nature: Europe is demolishing its dams to restore ecosystems

Most scientists welcome the dam-removal trend but some call for research into potential ill effects. Dam Removal Europe is growing fast since its official launch on November of 2016 in…
Dam removalHappy Fish JourneyNews
June 25, 2018

Bike migration stops at the Vezins Dam

Bike migration stops at the Vezins Dam Rik Bomer started cycling in April 2018 from Madrid to Groningen visiting on his way amazing rivers and people. In his words: “I…
Dam removalNews
June 24, 2018

Fantastic barrier removal in Tees River Basin

Fantastic barrier removal in Tees River Basin The Cloff Bridge weir was on a tributary of the Tees called North Burn –one of the few downstream of and therefore not…
Scientific papers
June 22, 2018

Criteria for decision making towards the improvement of river connectivity and dam removal considering the impacts of invasive fish species in the Iberian Peninsula

“Criteria for decision making towards the improvement of river connectivity and dam removal considering the impacts of invasive fish species in the Iberian Peninsula” (CIREF and Wetland International) The Iberian…
Scientific papers
June 20, 2018

30 years of data reveal dramatic increase in abundance of brown trout following the removal of a small hydrodam

Birnie-Gauvin, K., Larsen, M. H., Nielsen, J., & Aarestrup, K. (2017).30 years of data reveal dramatic increase in abundance of brown trout following the removal of a small hydrodam. Journal…
Scientific papers
May 9, 2018

You kill the dam, you are killing a part of me

You kill the dam, you are killing a part of me This study done by Fox et al at Dartmouth College (New Hampshire, USA) “reveal how complex cultural dynamics competing…
Scientific papers
May 9, 2018

Sustainability – Open Access Journal

Sustainability - Open Access Journal Special Issue in open-access journal Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050, IF 1.789) entitled "Integrating Ecohydraulics in River Restoration: Advances in Science and Applications". Deadlinefor manuscript submissions: 31…
Funding
May 9, 2018

MAVA foundation’s grants

MAVA foundation’s grants The MAVA foundationsupports conservation that benefits people and nature through four formal programs in the Mediterranean, Coastal West Africa,and Switzerland. Thanks to this grant (which has recently…
Dam removal
May 9, 2018

USA continues to remove historic barriers to recover their rivers’ health and fisheries

USA continues to remove historic barriers to recover their rivers’ health and fisheries Although North America has over 10,000 years of human history, the best conserved legacy of construction comes…
Dam removalFish Migration
May 9, 2018

World Fish Migration Day 2018!

World Fish Migration Day 2018! As some of you already know (because you participated!) this World Fish Migration Daywas an amazing success. All the team is thrilled and really moved…
Planned barriers
May 9, 2018

Major Polish rivers are seriously threatened by government plans

Major Polish rivers are seriously threatened by government plans Save the Rivers Coalition(Poland) brings together organisations which protect Poland’s rivers, streams and wetlands, and the coalition includes scientists, individual persons,…
Dam removalFish Migration
May 9, 2018

Salmon comes back to Twynholm after almost 100 years thanks to a dam removal

Salmon comes back to Twynholm after almost 100 years thanks to a dam removal One of the barriers removed in Scotland in September of 2016 thanks to WEF* (Water Environment…
Dam removal
May 9, 2018

Tackling barriers in Wales

Tackling barriers in Wales Dealing with barriers in Wales is part of the day job for Natural Resources Wales and its partners – the 6 rivers trusts in Wales.  In…
Dam removal
May 9, 2018

More barrier removals in England!

More barrier removals in England! Thanks to the efforts of the South East Rivers Trust (SERT), the Environment Agency (EA) and Thames Rivers Trust (TRT) are removing more barriers in…
Dam removal
May 9, 2018

Barriers also being removed in Czech Republic!

Barriers also being removed in Czech Republic! Thanks to the EU projectLIFE CORCONTICA, which started in 2012 and ends this year, the first barrier removals (that we know of) in…
Seminars/ Workshops/ Conferences and Meetings
April 18, 2018

AMBER & Dam removal Europe seminar and field visit

AMBER & Dam Removal Europe seminar and field visit  Date: 16 – 17 April 2018 Introduction Rivers rank among some of the most threatened ecosystems in the world, and are…
Seminars/ Workshops/ Conferences and Meetings
April 6, 2018

Open rivers – Dam Removal seminar, the Netherlands/Belgium

Open rivers - Dam Removal seminar, the Netherlands/Belgium Date: 6 April 2018 On Friday the 6thof April a seminar on the removal of dams and weirs was celebrated in Gravenvoeren,…
Scientific papers
February 6, 2018

River Continuity Restoration and Diadromous Fishes: Much More than an Ecological Issue

River Continuity Restoration and Diadromous Fishes: Much More than an Ecological Issue This paper presents the main challenges for defining, evaluating and achieving effective river continuity restoration. You can request…
Scientific papers
February 4, 2018

Increased sediment load during a large-scale dam removal changes nearshore subtidal communities

Increased sediment load during a large-scale dam removal changes nearshore subtidal communities You can download this paper for free in PLOS one website. In addition, you can get this paper…
Funding
February 2, 2018

European grant to help fund your dam removal project

European grant to help fund your dam removal project Some people may know little about the The European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF). This fund was created to improve and…
Seminars/ Workshops/ Conferences and Meetings
February 2, 2018

Upcoming Dam Removal Europe Workshop in Sweden

Save the date: Dam Removal Europe Workshop in Sweden   When: 24-26 of September 2018 Location: Hudiksvall,  Stockholm, Sweden. What: Interesting workshop with the latest news on dam removal from Sweden…
Seminars/ Workshops/ Conferences and Meetings
February 1, 2018

Wetlands International webinar series: Dam Removal Step by Step

Wetlands International webinar series: Dam Removal Step by Step In November and December 2016, a free webinar series called “Restoring river continuity: methods and open challenges” was celebrated thanks to…
Planned barriers
January 25, 2018

More than 1,700 future barriers planned in Turkey

More than 1,700 future barriers planned in Turkey Several organizations in Turkey have now convened to work against the massive construction of dams in the country. The group called “Turkey…
Seminars/ Workshops/ Conferences and Meetings
January 20, 2018

The new Fish Passage 2018 website

 The new Fish Passage 2018 website The new Fish Passage 2018 conference website is now active. Here you will find  information related to this international conference, where the dam removal…
News
January 13, 2018

The American Rivers dam removal database now available to public

USA: The American Rivers dam removal database now available to public Thanks to the compilation of work undertaken over several years, American Rives has now made available for the public…
Dam removal
January 12, 2018

First Dam removal in Japan

日本における最初のダム撤去 | Yes, yes, you understood correctly “First Dam removal in Japan” This is the first dam removal ever done in Japan and it all started thanks to a local people…
Dam removal
January 5, 2018

Vantaa River dam removal (Finland): Big challenge, great expectations

Vantaa River dam removal (Finland): Big challenge, great expectations This dam removal project is taking place in the middle of Vantaa City (Finland) in 2019. This is an interesting case…
Documentary/ movie
December 25, 2017

Swedish Film: Many small streams

Swedish film The removal of dams in Sweden is increasingly seen as a very effective ecological measure to restore river wildlife. The removals of the Sofieholm and Nianån hydropower dams,…
Dam removal
December 20, 2017

More dams removed in Spain!

More dams removed in Spain! Spanish basin authorities are making big efforts every day to remove obsolete obstacles. Project initiatives usually succeed as nobody is willing to pay the maintenance…
Dam removal in Sweden. Dam removal
September 21, 2017

Dam Removal Projects in Sweden

Dam Removals in Sweden Swedish government is also making a great effort updating their obstacle database (over 10,000 obstacles along the whole country) and our findings show that Sweden has…
Dam removal
September 21, 2017

Dam Removal Projects in France

Dam Removals in France The removal of dams and weirs has been happening for centuries. And since the 90’s, removals have only increased. USA has already removed more than 1,300…
Seminars/ Workshops/ Conferences and Meetings
February 8, 2017

Workshop on dam and weir removal in the urban environment

DAM REMOVAL EUROPE Workshop Workshop on dam and weir removal in the urban environment - 25 & 26 September 2017 Birmingham, England, UK The 2nd Dam Removal Europe Workshop, jointly hosted…