Restoring Free-flowing Rivers in Europe
A practitioner’s toolkit for dam removal
The toolkit synthesizes resources for communicating the benefits, understanding finance options and an overview of the process and issues that drive a dam removal project, and key issues to consider in design and construction. Key sections:
- Why remove dams: Ecological and social benefits
- Project phases: Planning and assessment, design and permitting, construction
- Financing options: Existing and emerging innovations.
- Case Studies
- Additional Resources
It also includes topics that cut across phases such as developing a project team, hiring contractors, monitoring, and communication. The toolkit emphasizes how understanding your project goals and the key issues around your river restoration project will feed into your design and construction process and ultimately lead to a sustainable site restoration into the future.