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 […]


Wetlands International hosts European river restoration expert meeting

On 13 and 14 November, Wetlands International – European Association hosted the gathering of the European and Dutch network of river restoration experts at its […]


Could this be the beer of the future?

100 Environmental groups launch European campaign to save the EU water law. A lot of things go into beer production, but it all starts with […]


How to submit your Luc Hoffmann Medal nomination in 4 simple steps

So, you know a Wetland Champion who has shown outstanding leadership in wetland science, conservation or awareness raising? And you’d like to nominate them for […]


Benefits of European river restoration schemes

River restoration refers to ecological, physical, spatial, and management measures and practices aimed at restoring a more natural state and functioning of the river system […]


Restoration of the sponge function in wetland soils as a measure for integrated river basin management in the Rhine catchment

Urbanisation and agriculture in the Rhine basin have driven loss of water storage capacity in floodplains. Changing precipitation patterns are expected to lead to increased […]


Upscaling  ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction (eco-DRR) investments to reduce disaster risks

On 13th October, Wetlands International together with the European Commission, UNISDR, UNESCO will organise a conference on the occasion of the International Day for Disaster Reduction. […]


The Sava River basin: potential for reconciling nature and development

The Sava River is one of Europe’s ecologically and culturally most interesting lifelines and increasingly threatened by infrastructural development. At an event at the European […]


EVENT- The river Sava: Threats and restoration potential

On 28 March 2017, our Member EuroNatur Foundation will launch the ‘Sava White Book: The Sava River Basin – its ecological character, main threats and restoration […]

Case study

Restoration of marshes in the Rhine basin for flood and drought risk reduction

Natural water retention measures can help reduce flood and drought risks in Europe. Restoration of the water storage capacity of marshes in the upstream section […]