FREE FLOW webinar to protect & restore rivers

Join us on November 29th 13:45-17:30 CET for the FREE FLOW Webinar to learn about ways to protect and restore free-flowing rivers! FREE FLOW will […]


Our position on EU rules for soil health

This paper sets out our position on an EU Soil Health Law, provided to the European Commission in response to its public consultation ahead of […]


European Rivers Summit – Wrap up, takeaways and resources

The 3rd European Rivers Summit took place in Brussels, Belgium, from 29 September to 01 October. The four-day event, organised by Wetlands International Europe and […]


#DamBusters film released worldwide

#DamBusters, a documentary exploring why river heroes from across Europe are working to remove dams, has now been released worldwide. The 73-minute feature length documentary […]


Free-Flowing Rivers website launched

The Italian Centre for River Restoration and Wetlands International Europe have launched a new website on river connectivity www.freeflowingrivers.eu to draw attention to the importance of […]


NGO Briefing on REPowerEU revision of the Renewable Energy Directive and hydropower

The European Commission’s ‘REPowerEU’ initiative, including the proposal to further amend the EU Renewable Energy Directive (RED), sets a higher EU renewable energy target and  […]


Living Rivers Europe – Briefing paper on river connectivity targets (September 2022)

NGOs in the Living Rivers Europe Coalition [1] are calling for strong river connectivity targets in the EU nature restoration law. With 60% of Europe’s […]


Wetlands International Europe launches swimways network aimed at boosting migratory fish conservation

Brussels – Wetlands International Europe has officially launched the Trans-European Swimways Network, which aims to draw attention to the importance of habitat connectivity for the […]


Workshop report “Free-flowing rivers and restoration of river connectivity”

The restoration of river connectivity is a key measure to fulfil the objectives of EU legislation on water and nature conservation. It is even more […]


E40 waterway would destroy biodiversity hotspots, key protected areas – report

A controversial megaproject that aims to connect the Baltic and Black seas via a 2000km-long navigable shipping channel through Poland, Belarus, and Ukraine – known as […]