RiverRes (AG225)

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RiverRes (AG225)

The vision and mission of the RiverRes Action Group is to provide a Roadmap to address current policy challenges as opportunities for innovation through river restoration, as an example of nature based solutions. In particular, how river restoration can increase the effectiveness of EU directives and policy implementation. The current challenge -as identified in a number of documents like the EU Blueprint, the Biodiversity Strategy 2020, Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, Water Scarcity & Drought Policy, etc. is implementation and innovation.

Some of the policy challenges that can be tackled in an integrated manner include for example:

  • Improving water quality: so that the positive ecosystem services from more natural river system are internalised in relation to water quality;
  • Prevention against extreme events: river restoration actions to recover the lateral connectivity and floodplain are an effective green infrastructure solution to contribute to flood control and to groundwater recharge ;
  • Protection of biodiversity: rehabilitating river systems contributes to restore the natural habitat of aquatic biodiversity.

 

RiverRes mainly targets projects that aim to reduce hydro-morphological pressures and facilitate the processes of “re-naturalization” of which allows -not only to improve their ecological status - but also to enhance the delivery of potential  ecosystem services, under an integrated approach in the implementation of several EU Directives.

We have identified four directions for actions;

  • To develop DSS tools to identify and assess the cost and benefits of river restoration projects, informing and facilitating decision-making, as well as the implementation and monitoring of restoration measures.
  • To act as a think tank regarding public participation and communication in river restoration in order to identify the barriers that stand in the way of implementing these types of projects, to help identify the right tools, incentives and strategies needed, not only to overcome them but also to involve stakeholders in all stages (design, execution and monitoring).
  • To test and demonstrate these DSS Tools, by applying them in specific river restoration projects in demonstration sites in what we call RiverRes Living Labs, located in different European countries.
  • The last action is targeted to knowledge sharing and capacity building, particularly with the DSS tools developed. 
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18th March 2015

After its third call for expressions of interest the EIP Water is pleased to announce the selection of four new EIP Water Action Groups.

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RiverRes (AG225)

The vision and mission of the RiverRes Action Group is to provide a Roadmap to address current policy challenges as opportunities for innovation through river restoration, as an example of nature based solutions. In particular, how river restoration can increase the effectiveness of EU directives and policy implementation. The current challenge -as identified in a number of documents like the EU Blueprint, the Biodiversity Strategy 2020, Climate Change Adaptation Strategy, Water Scarcity & Drought Policy, etc. is implementation and innovation.

Some of the policy challenges that can be tackled in an integrated manner include for example:

  • Improving water quality: so that the positive ecosystem services from more natural river system are internalised in relation to water quality;
  • Prevention against extreme events: river restoration actions to recover the lateral connectivity and floodplain are an effective green infrastructure solution to contribute to flood control and to groundwater recharge ;
  • Protection of biodiversity: rehabilitating river systems contributes to restore the natural habitat of aquatic biodiversity.

 

RiverRes mainly targets projects that aim to reduce hydro-morphological pressures and facilitate the processes of “re-naturalization” of which allows -not only to improve their ecological status - but also to enhance the delivery of potential  ecosystem services, under an integrated approach in the implementation of several EU Directives.

We have identified four directions for actions;

  • To develop DSS tools to identify and assess the cost and benefits of river restoration projects, informing and facilitating decision-making, as well as the implementation and monitoring of restoration measures.
  • To act as a think tank regarding public participation and communication in river restoration in order to identify the barriers that stand in the way of implementing these types of projects, to help identify the right tools, incentives and strategies needed, not only to overcome them but also to involve stakeholders in all stages (design, execution and monitoring).
  • To test and demonstrate these DSS Tools, by applying them in specific river restoration projects in demonstration sites in what we call RiverRes Living Labs, located in different European countries.
  • The last action is targeted to knowledge sharing and capacity building, particularly with the DSS tools developed. 

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I'm German PhD Environmental Planning...

Business Development Group ( BDGroup) is...

Limnologist, based in Ukraine since about 20...

I am a doctor of Biology with a wide background...

Consulting, education, and research in the field...

Economist (University of Leeds, UK). He is a...

Forest Engineer (PhD), Master in Hydrology and...

Rosa Huertas has a law degree by the University...

Elena Lopez-Gunn is Founder and Director of...

Chemical Technology Engineer, From 2007 I'...

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18th March 2015

After its third call for expressions of interest the EIP Water is pleased to announce the selection of four new EIP Water Action Groups.