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New EU Inland Waterway Development Action Plan must adhere to legal water protection requirements

The European Green Deal announced measures to increase the capacity of inland waterways to ‘shift a substantial part of inland freight from road onto rail […]

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European Parliament signals to Commission and Member States: better compliance with EU water law needed

Today, the European Parliament’s Plenary has voted in favour of a Motion for Resolution on the Implementation of the EU water legislation. MEPs call on […]

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Welcoming the EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030

“Bringing nature back in our lives” is a strong and encouraging title for the communication EU Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, COM(2020) 380 final, recognising the […]

Publication

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 […]

Event

Dam Removal Europe goes Alps

This event has been postponed due to COVID-19. The new date will be 6-8 May 2021. On 14-16 May 2020, the Dam Removal Europe partners […]

Case study

The natural way to protect the Ebro Delta from drowning

The delta of the Ebro River has been hit hard by last week’s storm Gloria. One of the most important coastal delta’s of the Mediterranean […]

Case study

Understanding why stakeholders support Natural Water Retention Measures

Natural water retention measures (NWRM) can help reduce flood and drought risks in Europe. In a previous study, Wetlands International analysed the potential of restoring […]

News

WIEA’s contribution to the hearings of Commissioners-designate

Starting from 30 September the European Parliament will be holding a series of hearings to Ursula von der Leyen’s Commissioners-designate. Public hearings will carry on […]

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Dam removal can help achieve Horizon Europe’s mission for healthy inland waters

Wetlands International – European Association and the World Fish Migration Foundation recommend the European Commission to include dam removal as a priority topic for investment […]

Publication

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 […]