Tag: Dam Removal Europe

Free flow: rewilding rivers through barrier removal

September 24, 2019  |  Blog

Thousands of dams and other man-made obstacles fragment the world’s waterways. Their removal, which is now happening at an increasing rate in many European countries, is the best way to breathe new life into rivers and local economies.

Dam removal internship available

August 22, 2019  |  News

Are you passionate about reconnecting Europe’s rivers and restoring biodiversity by removing obsolete dams and barriers? If so, we might have an interesting internship for you.

Estonia’s massive dam removal efforts highlight benefits of river restoration

April 23, 2019  |  News

The removal of the Sindi Dam and other barriers along Estonia’s Pärnu River will mean more than 3000 kilometres of waterway can flow unrestricted once again. By allowing salmon and other fish species to migrate naturally, this will breathe new life into the river basin and local economies. Estonia’s pioneering efforts will be showcased during a Dam Removal Europe seminar on May 22 and 23, 2019.

Crowdfunding campaign to enable multiple dam removal in Ukrainian Danube Delta

March 19, 2019  |  News

The campaign, conducted as part of the Dam Removal Europe (DRE) initiative, saw nearly 20,000 euros contributed by Dutch donors. This will fund the removal of 10 obsolete dams from the Kogilnik River in the Ukrainian part of the Danube Delta. The dismantling programme, which is set to begin this summer, will bring significant and wide-ranging benefits to local people and wild nature.

Rewilding Europe supports the #ProtectWater campaign

October 10, 2018  |  News

Inviting widespread public support, the objective of the campaign is to keep the EU’s Water Framework Directive as rigorous as possible. With many EU member states failing to meet the targets of the directive, rewilding can help to improve the health of European water ecosystems and guarantee sustainable supplies of freshwater.

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