First European Rivers Summit held in Sarajevo

250 people attended the first European Rivers Summit to save Europe’s free-flowing rivers and avoid further fragmentation by damming. The participants call upon EU and […]


Dam removal versus invasive alien species

The Water Framework Directive includes river continuity as one of the hydromorphological quality indicators that must be taken into account when evaluating the ecological status […]



Rivers, lakes and wetlands are all protected under the EU Water Framework Directive. This law is critical to ensure that Europe’s freshwater ecosystems are protected and brought back to […]


Ramsar site in Belarus threatened by road construction

Road construction through the Almany Mires in Belarus is devastating Europe’s largest intact mire complex. Wetlands International – European Association is calling on the Belarussian […]


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

Ecological river restoration can contribute significantly to delivering good water quality and the conservation of freshwater species including fish populations. One of the key measures […]


Register now: 1st European Rivers Summit

  Dear river lovers, Join us at the first European River Summit, which will be held in Sarajevo from September 27-29, 2018! REGISTER NOW! To […]


No time to lose: new report highlights the urgent need to restore Europe’s rivers

Today, the European Environment Agency (EEA) published its 2018 European Waters report based on the second River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) as adopted by the […]

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WATER TALK3: Reducing urban water risks in a changing climate

Wetlands International and the Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the EU will hold a water talk in Brussels to discuss water […]


WATER TALK: Women, water and wetlands!

The connections between women and wetlands matter for peace and security. This lab debate at the European Development Days in Brussels will look at how […]