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This ECRR eNews issue (re-)announces especially a few upcoming events on different river restoration aspects, as they are all related to the implementation of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2030.

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I.S. Rivers International Conference // Integrative Sciences and sustainable development of rivers // July 4 > 8, 2022 – Lyon, France

The I.S.Rivers registrations are now open!
Register before May 2nd, 2022 to take advantage of the early bird discount rates
I.S.Rivers is an international conference dedicated to research and practices on natural and human-impacted large rivers, in particular functioning, changes and processes, interface and interactions, management policies, engineering.
I.S.Rivers 2022 in a few words:
200 presentations, focus on 80 rivers from more than 30 countries, 3 specialised workshops, 4 technical tours, a poster exhibition, and above all, a 3 days conference in 4 diferents rooms at the same times.
For more information:

ECRR and Partner's Workshop on Free-flowing rivers and restoration of river connectivity, at I.S.Rivers Conference!

ECRR Conference Partner
Since the previous conference in 2018 ECRR partners with I.S.Rivers and supports and feautures a workshop; Free-flowing rivers and restoration of river connectivity: From theory to operational approaches.
EU Policy

The restoration of river connectivity is a key measure to fulfill the objectives of EU legislation on water and nature conservation. In the guidance recently published by the European Commission "Biodiversity Strategy 2030; Barrier Removal for River Restoratio", full river-connectivity is recognised to have four dimensions. However, the EC proposes to primarely focus efforts on barriers to longitudinal and lateral connectivity and mainly interprets 'free-flowing rivers' as surface waters that are not impaired by artificial barriers and not disconnected from their floodplains. The development of concrete methods and tools is still an open task and several questions require technical discussion.

Workshop programme
The workshop will take a whole day, on the 4th of July prior to the conference, with in the morning two paralel sessions and a field excursion in the afternoon on the Yzeron catchment, in the Southwest of Lyon.
Information and registration
For more information on the workshop and registration please contact

Connected Rivers: International Seminar on scaling up dam removal as a river restoration tool in Europe

WWF/ANP PortugalWorld Fish Migration FoundationWetlands International and The Nature Conservancy invite you for the 7th Dam Removal Europe seminar (May 19-21, 2022) taking place in Lisbon (Portugal). This time they will focus on scaling up dam removal and that can help enhancing the biodiversity of rivers across Europe. Speakers from the USA and several European countries will touch base on their best practices.

The event is open to river authorities, ministries, policy makers, EU project managers, companies, engineers, researchers, students, and social experts, and so on. The third day of the event will include a trip to visit a potential barrier to be removed. The seminar is part of the global World Fish Migration Day celebrations and one of the highlights will be the Portuguese premiere of the DAMBUSTERS documentary. 
For information and registration read more     !
'Making river restoration mainstream'

23rd RRC UK Annual Network Conference

28th & 29 June 2022, Chesford Grange, Warwickshire
A face-to-face conference, with a smaller programme online.

20th Europe-INBO International Conference for the Implementation of the European Water Directives

The 20th Europe-INBO International Conference organized by the Group of European Basin Authorities for the Implementation of the European Water Directives will be held in a face-to-face format from Monday 26th to Thursday 29th of September 2022, at the Imperial Palace (Annecy, FRANCE) at the invitation of the host and partners of the event:
The event welcomes representatives of EU Member States, national and regional water directorates and administrations, hydrographic district authorities and basin organizations, as well as representatives of EU candidate countries and countries of Eastern European, the Balkans, the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Mediterranean basin and other stakeholders interested in basin management and in the implementation of the Water Framework Directive, its "Daughter Directives" and other related policies, directives and regulations.

Share your experiences on the themes addressed by this on-site event with simultaneous French / English interpretation! (with the exception of the first of the two sessions of the workshop “Water in mountains”, which will be in French only).

The program includes :

●    Workshop “Water in mountains”:
      Session 1/2. Adaptation to climate changes (in French only)
      Session 2/2. “River restoration: a European goal at the crossroads of several legislations
●    Session I. Ecological continuity restoration
●    Session II. Water users involvements and engagements
●    Session III. Good ecological status, Governance of the WFD, water cycle at basin level
●    Session IV. Intersectoral coordination
●    Session: V. Transboundary & international cooperation
●    Technical and cultural visit

The two Europe - INBO 2022 river restoration workshop session topics

  • Experience and feedback on how river (basin) restoration is already at the crossroads of different legislations, issues and uses.
  • How is the integration of river restoration measures into the RBMP's and Programme of Measures and other planning tools used by Members States and Basin Organisations.
The two themes will be investigated through discussing  integrated river (basin) restoration (research) case studies and pilot projects. In order to stimulate the interaction this part of the workshop will be organised with two paralel, short break out sessions
You can already register here!
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