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Adaptive Management of Barriers in European Rivers

Objective

Rivers rank among some of the most threatened ecosystems in the world, and are the focus of costly restoration programmes that cost billions to taxpayers. Much of Europe depends on water from rivers for drinking, food production, and the generation of hydropower, which is essential for meeting the EU renewable energy target. Yet only half the EU surface waters have met the WFD’s 2015 target of good ecological status, due in part to the fragmentation of habitats caused by tens of thousands of dams and weirs which also pose a flood hazard. Some barriers are old and out of use, but may have historical value, while the life span of others will soon come to an end and may need to be removed. But barriers also provide energy, water, fishing and leisure opportunities, and may also help to prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species. Improving stream connectivity has been flagged as one of the priorities for more efficient stream restoration but effective rehabilitation of ecosystem functioning in European rivers needs to take the complexity and trade-offs imposed by barriers into account.

AMBER will deliver innovative solutions to river fragmentation in Europe by developing more efficient methods of restoring stream connectivity through adaptive barrier management. The project seeks to address the complex challenge of river fragmentation through a comprehensive barrier adaptive management process, based on the integration of programme design, management, and monitoring to systematically test assumptions about barrier mitigation, adapt and learn.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2014-2015

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Sub call

H2020-SC5-2015-two-stage

Coordinator

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 189 852,25
Address
Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
United Kingdom

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Region
Wales West Wales and The Valleys Swansea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Participants (20)

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 654 727,50
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham

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Region
North East (England) Tees Valley and Durham Durham CC
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 422 665,00
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton

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Region
South East (England) Hampshire and Isle of Wight Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY OF THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 300 277,50
Address
Ness Walk 12b Executive Office
IV3 5SQ Inverness

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Region
Highlands and Islands Inverness & Nairn and Moray, Badenoch & Strathspey
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
Net EU contribution
€ 397 311,25
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby

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Region
Danmark Hovedstaden Københavns omegn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 150 750,00
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
IASCACH INTIRE EIREANN
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 149 147,50
Address
Citywest Business Campus 3044 Lake Drive
D24 Y265 Dublin

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Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
STICHTING WERELD VISMIGRATIE
Netherlands
Net EU contribution
€ 832 750,00
Address
F Leggerstraat 14
9728 VS Groningen

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Region
Noord-Nederland Groningen Overig Groningen
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 209 128,75
Address
Calle San Francisco 3
33003 Oviedo

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Region
Principado de Asturias Asturias
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ASOCIACION PARA EL ESTUDIO Y MEJORA DE LOS SALMONIDOS AEMS
Spain
Net EU contribution
€ 164 711,25
Address
Apartado De Correos
28680 San Martin De Valdeiglesias

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Comunidad de Madrid Comunidad de Madrid Madrid
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
EUROPEJSKIE REGIONALNE CENTRUM EKOHYDROLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 252 778,75
Address
Ul. Tylna 3
90-364 Lodz

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Region
Makroregion centralny Łódzkie Miasto Łódź
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INSTYTUT RYBACTWA SRODLADOWEGO IM STANISTAWA SAKOWICZA
Poland
Net EU contribution
€ 257 880,00
Address
Ul Oczapowskiego 10
10 719 Olsztyn

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Region
Makroregion północny Warmińsko-mazurskie Olsztyński
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
Net EU contribution
€ 249 625,00
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano

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Region
Nord-Ovest Lombardia Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
CONSERVATOIRE NATIONAL DU SAUMON SAUVAGE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 179 500,00
Address
Larma
43300 Chanteuges

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Region
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Auvergne Haute-Loire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
WWF SCHWEIZ
Switzerland
Net EU contribution
€ 0,00
Address
Hohlstrasse 110
8004 Zurich

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Region
Schweiz/Suisse/Svizzera Zürich Zürich
Activity type
Other
Non-EU contribution
€ 217 931,00
KAUPPERT KLEMENS
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 226 500,00
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
SYDKRAFT HYDROPOWER AB
Sweden
Net EU contribution
€ 51 125,00
Address
Nya Hamngatan 12
851 24 Sundsvall

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Region
Norra Sverige Mellersta Norrland Västernorrlands län
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
INNOGY SE

Participation ended

Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 43 486,91
Address
Opernplatz 1
45128 Essen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Essen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
Net EU contribution
€ 142 318,00
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels

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Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Région de Bruxelles-Capitale/ Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest Arr. de Bruxelles-Capitale/Arr. Brussel-Hoofdstad
Activity type
Research Organisations
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
Net EU contribution
€ 127 500,00
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08

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Region
Ile-de-France Ile-de-France Paris
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00
RWE GENERATION SE
Germany
Net EU contribution
€ 18 138,09
Address
Rwe Platz 3
45141 Essen

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Region
Nordrhein-Westfalen Düsseldorf Essen, Kreisfreie Stadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00