Technical note on river restoration
This technical note explores the concept of river restoration, addressing it as a process to re-establish or recover a natural system through the elimination of the impacts that degrade it throughout a prolonged period of time, until a natural and self-sustaining functioning is achieved. The process of restoration must attain naturalness, functionality, dynamism, complexity, diversity and resilience of the natural system. Real restoration is, therefore, self-restoration.
What is river restoration?download
This document is part of a series of technical notes on river restoration. The other notes in the series include:
Fluvial territory: Restoration space
River sinuosity index: Geomorphological characterisation
Channel gradient: Calculation process using GIS
How can a river be hydrologically restored?
Ecosystem services and river restoration
Fish passes: fish ladders and other pass systems
RESTORE – Restoring Europe’s Rivers
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