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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 […]

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Feedback to the EU Fitness Check of the Water Framework Directive

In this document, we provide our views on how the Water Framework Directive is fit for purpose according to the five Fitness Check criteria (effectiveness, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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New report: Eel Restocking for Conservation Hits Difficulties

It is 10 years since the EU Regulation to protect and restore the European eel stock was adopted. One way to contribute to this, is […]