REFORM (Nov 2011 - Oct 2015) is targeted towards development of guidance and tools to make river restoration and mitigation measures more cost-effective and to support implementing the Water Framework Directive. Its final products will hence become available too late for the preparation of the 2nd River Basin Management Plans (2015). That is why deliverable D6.1 makes interim results available at a time when they can still be used.
REFORM (REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management) is targeted towards development of guidance and tools to make river restoration and mitigation measures more cost-effective and to support the second and future River Basin Management Plans (RBMPs) for implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The project runs from 1 November 2011 to 31 October 2015. Its final products will hence become available too late for the 2nd RBMPs that need to be completed by 2015. That is why deliverable D6.1 has been defined as a means to make interim results available at a time when they can still be used for the preparation of the 2nd RBMPs.
Accordingly, deliverable D6.1 provides a synthesis of interim results for practical application to support the compilation of the 2nd RBMPs. It synthesises the results of WP1 in particular. The interim results from work packages WP2 to WP5 are synthesised in a form which can be applied to support the compilation of the 2nd RBMPs. The report also presents a strategy for making the information available to practitioners in an accessible way. It thus serves as a stepping stone between the scientific results from the work packages and the final information for practical use by a wider audience. This stepping stone will be used itself within the project to discuss the clarity and the pertinence of work package outcomes as well as the appropriate ways of presentation.
The input for deliverable D6.1 is provided by the following deliverables:
- Deliverable D1.1: Review on eco-hydromorphological methods;
- Deliverable D1.2: Review on effects of pressures on hydromorphological variables and ecologically relevant processes;
- Deliverable D1.3: Review on ecological responses to hydromorphological degradation and restoration;
- Deliverable D2.1: Multi-scale framework and indicators of hydromorphological processes and forms;
- Deliverable D4.1: Field protocols and associated database;
- Deliverable D5.1: Review of methodologies for benchmarking and setting end-points for restoration projects.
The strategy for making the information available to practitioners rests on the set-up and population of a wiki, i.e. a thematic and well-designed open-access web-based knowledge management system and the communication through the newsletter, and directly to the appropriate stakeholder groups such the CIS working groups, the ECRR network and relevant groups in social media. The WIKI is an effective tool for linking science to practice.