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Time for a new recipe for flood risk management in Europe

The EU Floods Directive requires Member States to assess if all water courses and coast lines are at risk from flooding, to map the flood […]

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New publication: Transborder cooperation of shared river basins under the Albufeira Convention

The Albufeira Convention between Spain and Portugal is geared towards cooperation on water quantity in addition to water quality aspects but less so on the […]

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Restoring EU’s Nature

The EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, published in May 2020, is a key element of the European Green Deal. It aims at protecting nature, reversing […]

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Locking Carbon in Wetlands: Enhancing Climate Action by Including Wetlands in NDCs

With the focus on enhancing climate ambition in the run up to Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) submissions, a new report by the Alliance for Global […]

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New study reveals the impact of hydropower on fish species in the Mediterranean Basin

Hydropower plants are one of the main causes for the decline of numerous fish species in the Mediterranean region. This is the result of a […]

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Wetland restoration impact on streamflow in the Rhine River Basin

Natural Water Retention through restoration of the ‘sponge’ function of currently drained soils in the middle-mountains of the Rhine basin is a locally applied nature-based […]

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MAKING THE EUROPEAN GREEN DEAL WORK FOR INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIPS

The European Green Deal must scale up support for the most vulnerable people in countries disproportionately affected by climate change and environmental degradation. This is […]

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Benefits of Water Framework Directive implementation

The following brief presents at-a-glance benefits from implementing the Water Framework Directive and Flood Directive in eight cases involving river restoration measures to improve ecological […]

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Weakening the EU Water Law: Industry’s Wish List

This briefing by the Living Rivers Europe coalition shows that unsustainable industries, including industrial agriculture, hydropower and coal mining, are lobbying for devastating changes to […]

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Successes of EU Water Framework Directive implementation

This case study report by Wetlands International – European Association and the Italian Centre for River Restoration presents evidence of river restoration measures improving ecological conditions […]