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http://www.ecrr.org                                                         ECRR eNews  #24 | 07 June, 2022
Dear <<First Name>> <<Last Name>>,

This ECRR eNews issue announces two calls for: 
1. The Open Rivers Programme for Expressions of Interest for small dam removal projects.
2. For the European Riverprize 2022.
Both calls having deadline, making us to ask your special attention.

Wishing the applicants success and keeping all of you updated about the results, best wishes secretariat@ecrr.org.
NEWS

Call for Expressions of Interest

for small dam removal projects

The European Open Rivers Programme (ORP) is now accepting Expressions of Interest for small barrier removal projects. You can read more about the grant types and the application process on the programme’s website. The deadline for new applications is 8th July 2022 by 17:00 CEST.
 
There will also be a one-hour Question and Answer session about the grants offered by the programme on Thursday June 9 at 14:00 CEST. Spots are limited to the first 100 people who register! Register here!
 
The Open Rivers Programme is a grant-giving organisation supporting projects that lead to the removal of small barriers and the restoration of river flow and biodiversity. The programme officially began operating in October 2021 thanks to a €42.5 million grant over six years from Arcadia, a charitable fund of Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin.

Applications for the 2022 European Riverprize are now open.

European Riverprize 2022
First awarded in 2013, the European Riverprize celebrates excellence in the management, conservation and development of Europe's rivers, wetlands and surrounding communities. From 2021, the emphasis of the International RiverFoundation shifted to building community and river resilience rather than just recovery. The International RiverFoundation is encouraging applications that reflect a journey towards the resilience of the rivers.

The winner will be announced at the Gala Dinner in Vienna's City Hall, on 29th November featured by the International River Riversymposium 28 - 30 November in Vienna, Austria.

Stage 1 applications are due Friday 15th July 2022.


European Riverprize  see the Application and Guidelines
More information is available at the website International Riversymposium
EVENTS

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

For more information: www.isrivers.org
'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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