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RESTORE is a partnership for sharing knowledge and promoting best practice on river restoration in Europe. It is supported by LIFE+ funding from the European Commission and works closely together with the European Centre for River Restoration (ECRR).

Mission

RESTORE encourages the restoration of European rivers towards a more natural state. This delivers increased ecological quality, flood risk reduction, and social and economic benefits.

Results

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RESTORE supports river restoration practices across Europe by:

  • Sharing river restoration knowledge to policymakers, river basin organisation and practitioners

  • Strengthening river restoration networks

  • Developing knowledge transfer tools and organising knowledge exchange events

 

 

wiki siteRESTORE has developed a River Wiki to share information on river restoration projects. This is an interactive online source of information on river restoration schemes from around Europe.

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RESTORE partner organisations

RESTORE is a partnership between the Environment Agency, Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra - UK),River Restoration Centre (RRC - UK), Wetlands International (WI - Netherlands), Government Service for Land and Water Management(DLG - Netherlands), Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) and Italian Centre for River Restoration (CIRF).

 

The European Centre for River Restoration (ECRR) supports RESTORE as a member of the Advisory Board. Read more...

Coordination of the partnership

The Environment Agency (England & Wales) is the overall project leader of RESTORE. The EA is the largest organisation in funding and delivering river restoration in England and Wales and has developed significant expertise in this field over the last 20 years. This expertise covers the breadth and depth of restoration activities from strategic planning through to the design, implementation and monitoring of restoration activities. Read more...

Northern Europe

The Finnish Environment Institute (SYKE) is leading in the Northern European Region part of RESTORE. It will use its technical and communications river restoration expertise to understand the needs of the Main Target Audience, implement knowledge sharing activities and events. As an associated beneficiary it will have a responsibility to share its experiences with other regions, and help to influence and shape knowledge transfer tools. Read more... 

Western Europe

The River Restoration Centre (RRC) from the UK is an associated beneficiary leading in the West European Region part of RESTORE. Its technical knowledge is vital when contributing to creating technical presentations, evaluating best river restoration techniques and communicating to various stakeholders identified. Read more...

Southern Europe

The Italian Centre for River Restoration (CIRF) is leading in Southern European Region. It will use its technical and communications River Restoration expertise to understand the needs of the Main Target Audience, implement knowledge sharing activities and events. As an associated beneficiary it will have a responsibility to share its experiences with other regions, and help to influence and shape knowledge transfer tools. Read more...

Eastern Europe + Quality and Information Management

The Government Service for Land and Water Management (DLG) is an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture, and Innovation (EL&I). Its technical knowledge and experience in the field of water management in several new and future EU Member States is vital for the provision of technical advise, reviewing technical documents, evaluating best river restoration techniques and communicating to the various stakeholders that are identified.

DLG is also the current host of the European Centre for River Restoration (). Read more...

Wetlands International

Wetlands International has a key role in RESTORE as Communications Manager. It uses its international network together with its expertise to support and provide strategic direction to all communications for RESTORE. It is responsible for developing the RESTORE website and communication strategies. This global NGO supports the improvement of the effectiveness of the services currently offered by River Restoration network centers. Read more...

LIFE

RESTORE is funded by the LIFE funding stream from the European Commission. LIFE is the European Union's (EU) financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU, as well as in some candidate, acceding and neighboring countries. Since 1992, LIFE has co-financed some 3115 projects, contributing approximately two billion Euros to the protection of the environment. Read more...

 

 

 

For more information visit the RESTORE website CLICK HERE

RESTORE Coordinator

Toni Scarr

E-mail: restore@environment-agency.gov.uk

Website: www.environment-agency.gov.uk/restore

Tel.+44 1276 454420

 

 

 

 

Contact

RESTORE Coordinator

Toni Scarr

E-mail: restore@environment-agency.gov.uk

Website: www.environment-agency.gov.uk/restore

Tel.+44 1276 45442

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