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REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management (REFORM)

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The REFORM project was targeted towards the development of guidance and tools to make river restoration and mitigation measures more cost-effective and to support the 2nd and future River Basin Management Plans (RMBPs) for the WFD. Aims of REFORM were (1) to provide a framework for improving the success of hydromorphological restoration measures and (2) to assess more effectively the state of rivers, floodplains, and connected groundwater systems. The assessment of the 1st River Basin Management Plans indicated that 40% of European rivers are affected by hydromorphological (HYMO) pressures caused predominantly by hydropower, navigation, agriculture, flood protection, and urban development. Against this background, REFORM has generated substantial outputs to support WFD implementation: over 30 deliverables and 60 scientific publications. For application in river management, relevant results are summarised user-friendly in the REFORM wiki. Furthermore, the outcomes of REFORM has been discussed and disseminated through stakeholder workshops, an international scientific conference, a summer school, numerous presentations, newsletters, policy briefs, and discussion papers.

Project information

Lead

STICHTING DELTARES, NEDERLAND

Partners

QUEEN MARY AND WESTFIELD COLLEGE, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM ENVIRONMENT AGENCY OF ENGLAND AND WALES, UNITED KINGDOM UNIVERSITY OF HULL, UNITED KINGDOM NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL, UNITED KINGDOM MASARYKOVA UNIVERZITA, CZEH REPUBLIC JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION, BELGIUM FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN E.V., GERMANY ECOLOGIC INSTITUT GEMEINNÜTZIGE GMBH, GERMANY UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID, SPAIN SZKOLA GLOWNA GOSPODARSTWA WIEJSKIEGO, POLAND VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG, NEDERLAND SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET, SWEDEN AARHUS UNIVERSITET, DENMARK DIENST LANDELIJK GEBIED, NEDERLAND ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE, ITALIA CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y EXPERIMENTACION DE OBRAS PUBLICAS - CEDEX, SPAIN SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS, FINLAND UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN, GERMANY EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUR WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ, SWITZERLAND UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE, ITALIA INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE DELTA DUNARII, ROMANIA CENTRE NATIONAL DU MACHINISME AGRICOLE, DU GENIE RURAL, DES EAUX ET DES FORETS, FRANCE UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN, AUSTRIA STICHTING DIENST LANDBOUWKUNDIG ONDERZOEK, NEDERLAND

Source of funding

FP7

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Published in Climate-ADAPT Jun 07 2016   -   Last Modified in Climate-ADAPT Feb 24 2021

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