- Welcome editorial by the REFORM Coordinator
REFORM Coordinator Tom Buijse briefly introduces the contents of the second newsletter of the project.
- REFORM Stakeholder Workshop on River Restoration (Brussels 26-27 February 2013)
On 26-27 February 2013, the REFORM project will hold a technical and interactive Stakeholder Workshop on River Restoration to Support Effective Catchment Management in Brussels.
- How to improve hydromorphological assessments of rivers and streams?
This article details the results of a review of hydromorphological and ecological assessment methods carried out in the context of REFORM. This review compares existing methods, identifies gaps in their applicability, and recommends how to improve hydromorphological assessments.
- The Development of European River Restoration and the ECRR - An Interview with Bart Fokkens, Chairman of the European Centre for River Restoration (ECRR)
Bart Fokkens, Chairman of the ECRR and associate expert at Wetlands International, shares his views on the progress of European river restoration in the past and going forward. Mr. Fokkens also introduces the goals of the upcoming European River Restoration Conference on 11-13 September 2013 in Vienna.
- RESTORE: Recipes for Success
RESTORE is a project funded by the European LIFE+ programme aiming to encourage the restoration of European rivers towards a more natural state. Toni Scarr, project manager of RESTORE, describes the information-sharing network being developed as part of the project as well as the events that RESTORE has organised.
- Building with Nature
This article discusses how engineering and nature restoration no longer need to be at odds. Eco-engineering principles can be used to develop water-related infrastructures that draw on the natural environment, are in line with the natural system, make use of this system’s dynamics and to find novel ways to manage water resources.
- The River Regge (the Netherlands): from meandering river to canal and back
This article gives an insight on the history of human intervention and restoration on the River Regge. The River Regge (and the measures taken to improve flood protection and ecological status) is one of the case studies of REFORM on river restoration.
- REFORM Participation at the Ecohydraulics Symposium
The 9th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics was organized at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, and took place on 17-21 September 2012. At this year’s symposium, REFORM participants played key roles, which are summarised in this article.