RESTORE is a partnership for sharing knowledge and promoting best practice on river restoration in Europe. We encourage the restoration of European rivers towards a more natural state for increased ecological quality, flood risk reduction, and social and economic benefits.
River restoration is action that restores the natural state and functioning of a river system in support of biodiversity, recreation, flood safety and landscape development. Read more...
Rivers by Design illustrates the crucial role that planners, architects and developers can play in achieving sustainabledevelopment that meets the needs of local people and the local environment through river restoration.
It offers practical advice and step-by-step guidance on how to get started in incorporating river restoration and water management in development projects in order to maximise their ecological, social and economic benefits.
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Celebrating successes & addressing challenges
The RESTORE partners, alongside the European Centre for River Restoration, organised the 5th European River Restoration Conference (11-13 September 2013) in Vienna, Austria.
RESTORE showcased inspiring examples of river restoration and shared lessons learned about the successes, challenges and opportunities for river restoration in Europe. The conference brought together over 300 key policy makers and restoration practitioners to discuss opportunities for river restoration to achieve a number of environmental, economic and social objectives.
The conference featured the 1st European Riverprize awarded by the International River Foundation and won by the river Rhine.
See the conference programme and view the presentations, posters and videos on our conference page.
Wetlands International CEO, Jane Madgwick sits down with Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment to discuss the EU's commitment to rivers. This is the first of seven River Talk videos recorded at the European River Restoration Conference.
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The RESTORE partnership
is made possible with the
contribution of the LIFE+
financial instrument of
the European Community
and works in partnership
with the European Centre
for River Restoration