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APPROACHES TO RIVER RESTORATION ACROSS EUROPE......

APPROACHES TO RIVER RESTORATION ACROSS EUROPE......

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  • 1. APPROACHES TO RIVER RESTORATION ACROSS EUROPE...... Bart Fokkens Chairman European Centre for River Restoration20-5-2012
  • 2. EU RIVER BASINS20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 2
  • 3. ECO REGIONS20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 3
  • 4. HUMAN PRESSURES 80 % rivers with alterations • Water quality 59 % • Hydrology 41 % • Morphology 38 % • Connectivity 85 % • Multi impacted 47 % • Low land rivers 90 % 15 criteria 9330 sample sites20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 4 © BOKU AUSTRIA
  • 5. 2009 ECRR VISION • River Restoration is eco-system based • Ecological River Restoration is an integral part of sustainable water management • ECRR is connecting people and organizations working on river restoration (network / platform) • ECRR supports development of good/best practices of river restoration20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 5
  • 6. ECRR STRATEGY • Dissemination of Ecological River Restoration Information • Establishment of River Restoration National Centers / Networks • 2012 – 500 contacts; organisations and individuals – ca. 15 National Centers / Networks – 2 Partners INBO and WETLANDS INTERNATIONAL20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 6
  • 7. IVth ECRR CONFERENCE 2008 RR READY FOR THE FUTURE ?• Design rivers for the future with respect for the past• Multidisciplinary, adaptive approach, acceptance of non-stationary• Public involvement, social processes and interactions important with increased scale• Multi-criteria analysis, cost benefit analysis and economic evaluation• Adequate (long-term) multi-level monitoring20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 7
  • 8. 2009 EU COMMON IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY HYDROMORPHOLOGY • Urgent need to collate information on RR • Develop good practices ecological effectiveness • Develop good practice on costs/benefits • How to include in IRBM plans • Develop further information sharing • Develop knowledge transfer capacities on RR 20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 8
  • 9. WFD TIME TABLE• 2000 Directive into force• 2008 Draft IRBM Plan• 2009 IRBM Plan +Plan of Measures• 2010 Introduce pricing policies• 2012 Operational Plan of Measures• 2015 Meet environmental objectives; first cycle• 2021 Second cycle• 2027 Third cycle20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 9
  • 10. LOST ROOM FOR RHINE AND MEUSE20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 10
  • 11. TOOLBOX OF MEASURES (green = best potential for ecological restoration)• Inside existing floodplain • Outside existing floodplain – Riverbed deepening – Detention areas – Groin improvement – Bypasses/ ‘green rivers’ – Creating side-channels – Widening of floodplain by – Removing obstacles replacement of dikes or – Strengthening of dikes (final depoldering option if no room available at reasonable costs) Selection of measures based on: cost-effectiveness, contribution to spatial quality and administrative/political feasability20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 11
  • 12. ROOM FOR THE RIVER PROGRAM20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 12
  • 13. Crossing through tencountries anddraining the territory The Lowerof 19 countries, the DanubeDanube is the mostinternational river inthe world. 20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 13
  • 14. ECONOMICAL AND ECOLOGICAL RIVER RESTORATIONScenarios:I. A number of 8 polders reverted to wetlands (15,9%)II. 8 polders reverted to wetlands and additional 12 polders used for temporary water storage at high flood events (40,8%)-(mixed use)III. All polders reverted to permanent wetlands (100%)20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 14
  • 15. MIXED USE OPTION20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 15
  • 16. BASIN APPROACH HY-MO OBJECTIVES River and Habitat Continuity Interruption Disconnection of Adjacent Wetlands/Floodplain Hydrological Alterations Future Infrastructure Projects 20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 16
  • 17. FLAG SHIP SPECIE STURGEON20-5-2012 20/05/2012 17 Green Week Conference 2012
  • 18. THEMATIC APPROACHNORDIC COUNTRIESRestoration constructed rivers• Removing dams• Construction fish passes• Construction of habitatcompensation 20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 18
  • 19. FISH PASSES National Strategy for fish passes In Finland20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 19
  • 20. ÓBIGO RIVER RESTORATION SPAIN20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 20
  • 21. CATCH BEND PROJECT ROMANIA20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 21
  • 22. VAR RIVER RESTORATION FRANCE 2011: abaissement d’un 1er seuil Avant abaissement Après abaissement Mars 2010 Novembre 2011 Observatoire du Var : Suivi de l’avancement des matériaux pour anticiper l’abaissement des seuils à l’aval20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 22
  • 23. SUSTAINABLE WATER AND LANDMANAGEMENT IN IRPIN BASINUKRAINE20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 23
  • 24. FLOODPLAIN RESTORATION CEE20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 24
  • 25. FORGING TARGETS AND SOLUTIONS FOR RIVERS AND WATER ECOSYSTEM RESTORATION20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 25
  • 26. ECRR TARGET GROUP COORDINATORSpecific Europe Region Priority Target (SERPT) 9 Develop new knowledge and know how on river hydro-morphology, river restoration and protection of water eco-systems. Group: • ECRR ecological restoration • EWA water quality • ONEMA river basin management • WI20-5-2012 wetland restoration Green Week Conference 2012 26
  • 27. PREPARATORY SEMINAR LJUBLJANA NOVEMBER 2011 125 participants20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 25 countries 27
  • 28. EUROPEAN TARGET 9 2012 – 2015 At least 3 river basin plans include best practice (ecological, hydro-morphological, socio-economical) river restoration measures and strategic land use and land banking plans. 2012 - 2015 Delivered X field visits, study tours, seminars and conferences for communication and information on new knowledge, know how and capacity development.20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 28
  • 29. Protection and restoration of river ecosystems – the Arpa River basin, Armenia• On-going expansion of hydropower development (12 operational HPPs, 30 in the process of construction);• Impact of climate change;• Need to improve habitat quality, protect water quality;• Incorporate river restoration• practices in the Arpa IRBP;• Awareness raising and capacity development for the planning and implementation of river restoration;• Development of practical 20-5-2012 projects pilot Green Week Conference 2012 29
  • 30. Rhône river basin Dr Benoît TERRIER, Project manager in hydromorphology, Agence de l’Eau Rhône Méditerranée et Corse20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 30
  • 31. Rhône river commitment to improve and take on board best practice experience• Identified key areas of improvements – Strategic land and land use planning with private owners – Development of sustainable tourism – Public education: which tools to assess its efficiency?20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 31
  • 32. DISSEMINATION OF INFORMATION on PROTECTION AND RESTORATION of RIVER ECO-SYSTEMS 2012 - 2015
  • 33. Vth ECRR International Conferenceon RIVER RESTORATION VIENNA 2013 20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 33
  • 34. 20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 34
  • 35. 20-5-2012 Green Week Conference 2012 35
  • 36. THANK YOU ! 8th International Symposium on13 September 2010 36 Ecohydraulics, 2010, Seoul, Korea