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Welcome to the river restoration case studies RiverWiki. This site is funded through the Environment Agency (England) and managed by the RRC (UK). This is an interactive source of information on river restoration schemes from around Europe

Up to now, the database holds 1155 river restoration case studies from 31 countries

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Ddu Restoration Project28 November 2018 17:15:22Wales
Upper Wensum Restoration Project27 November 2018 16:25:43England
Comal River Restoration14 November 2018 13:55:38USA
Thur14 November 2018 13:52:01Switzerland
The San Marcos weir removal14 November 2018 13:48:48Spain

This tool is for sharing best practices and lessons learnt for policy makers, practitioners and researchers of river restoration.

What you can do:

- You can search the database to find case studies by using the different categories: country; monitoring or implementation costs and many more: click here to search for a case studies

- You can also search the database to find case studies by topic e.g. natural flood risk management: Click here to search for all the natural flood risk management case studies]

- Please also add your own river restoration scheme to the database: click here to create a new case study.

- Provide us with your feedback: click here to take the survey or add to the discussion pages.

HAVE YOUR SAY, we are happy to receive any suggestions for improvements to the site please contact us.

The RiverWiki has been developed by the RESTORE partnership for sharing knowledge and promoting best practice on river restoration. The RESTORE partnership is made possible with the contribution of the LIFE+ financial instrument of the European Community. Read more on the RESTORE partnership.


The following countries are members of the RESTORE partnership. Click any of the links below to view information about that country.

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Northern Ireland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Wales

The following European countries are not members of the RESTORE partnership, but can also be clicked to view information about the country.

Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Georgia, Iceland, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Vatican City


Create a case study

Click here to create a new case study


Do you have ideas of things that could be improved? please contact us.

Please add your thoughts to the discussion page or if you have any questions about the RESTORE case studies wiki or feedback, you can find a list of contacts on the contacts page.

Other resources

  • The IWRM ToolBox is a free and open database with a library of background papers, policy briefs, technical briefs and perspective papers as well as huge sections of case studies and references in each tool.
  • The IWA WaterWiki is an online resource for all areas of water, wastewater and environmental science and management. It has a section specifically dedicated to rivers as well.
  • The REFORM wiki a wiki site disseminates scientific knowledge about river restoration.
  • The Water Action Hub is an online platform designed to assist stakeholders to efficiently identify potential collaborators and engage with them in water-related collective action to improve water management in regions of critical strategic interest.

The RiverWiki was developed by the RESTORE EU LIFE+ partnership, which was made possible with the contribution of the LIFE+ financial instrument of the European Community.