Case study:River restoration: Benefits for integrated catchment management
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- 1 Project overview
- 2 Image gallery
- 3 Catchment and subcatchment
- 4 Site
- 5 Project background
- 6 Reasons for river restoration
- 7 Measures
- 8 Monitoring
- 9 Additional documents and videos
- 10 Additional links and references
- 11 Supplementary Information
|Project web site|
|Themes||Flood risk management, Habitat and biodiversity, Hydromorphology, Monitoring, Social benefits, Water quality, Urban|
|Main contact forename||Martin|
|Main contact surname||Janes|
|Main contact user ID|
|Contact organisation||River Restoration Centre|
|Contact organisation web site||http://www.therrc.co.uk|
|Partner organisations||European Commission (LIFE funding), County of South Jutland, River Restoration Project (now River Restoration Centre), Danish Ministry of Environment, National Rivers Authority (now Environment Agency, England)|
| This is a parent project
encompassing the following
|River Cole- Life Project, River Skerne- Life project|
This river demonstration project was carried out between 1994 and 1996 in cooperation between many partners with co-financing provided by the financial instrument LIFE. The aim was to improve understanding of ecosystem diversity, the impact on biodiversity from human activities and the physical restoration of natural functions including the following key objectives:
• To establish three international Demonstration Sites which apply new and state-of-the-art techniques to the restoration of natural habitats on a variety of damaged rivers and their floodplains (in both urban and rural catchments).
• To demonstrate the value of these Projects for integrated catchment management in terms of: nature conservation, water quality, flood prevention and amenity by monitoring the physical, chemical and biological effects of restoration.
• To involve, train and motivate those who influence or undertake river management work (e.g. water organisations, local authorities, landowners, NGOs, developers, politicians).
• To disseminate information through a European network of contacts and by arranging visits to, and courses at, the demonstration sites.
Monitoring surveys and results
Catchment and subcatchment
Cost for project phases
Reasons for river restoration
Hydromorphological quality elements
Biological quality elements
Physico-chemical quality elements
Additional documents and videos