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REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management

REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management

Objective

REFORM is targeted towards 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 are (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 restoration framework addresses the relevance of dynamic processes at various spatial and temporal scales, the need for setting end-points, analysis of risks and benefits, integration with other societal demands (e.g. flood protection and water supply), and resilience to climate change.

The consortium comprises scientists and practitioners covering a wide range of disciplines (hydrology, hydraulics and geomorphology, ecology, socio-economics). The workplan is organized in three modules: (1) natural processes, (2) degradation, (3) restoration. Data from monitoring programmes and restoration projects will be pooled and linked with landscape-scale hydromorphological and physiographic data and catchment models. Targeted field and experimental studies using common protocols will fill data gaps on the role of scale in restoration success. A wide range of statistical modeling approaches will improve indicators for hydromorphological change and factors determining restoration success. All work packages are multidisciplinary and will feed into products for application in river basin management, e.g. guidelines for successful restoration and a web-based tool for exchanging experiences with river restoration measures facilitated and enhanced through consultation with stakeholders.

In addition to its impact on the RBMPs, REFORM will provide guidance to other EU directives (groundwater, floods, energy from renewable resources, habitats) to integrate their objectives into conservation and restoration of rivers as sustainable ecosystems
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Coordinator

STICHTING DELTARES

Address

Boussinesqweg 1
2629 Hv Delft

Netherlands

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 084 030,42

Administrative Contact

Harm Duel (Mr.)

Participants (26)

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STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 373 809

AARHUS UNIVERSITET

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 358 652

UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 360 840

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE

France

EU Contribution

€ 178 173

INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE DELTA DUNARII

Romania

EU Contribution

€ 146 715

EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ

Switzerland

EU Contribution

€ 194 040

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 280 166

FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 331 981

JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Belgium

EU Contribution

€ 190 086

Masarykova univerzita

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 147 590,40

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 374 839,50

QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 409 163

SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 175 044

SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 263 835

UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 403 520

UNIVERSITY OF HULL

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 410 204,84

UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 238 777,60

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 209 568,30

VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Netherlands

SZKOLA GLOWNA GOSPODARSTWA WIEJSKIEGO

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 216 400

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y EXPERIMENTACION DE OBRAS PUBLICAS - CEDEX

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 124 379,84

DIENST LANDELIJK GEBIED

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 50 904

ENVIRONMENT AGENCY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 28 467

ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 135 329,60

NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 42 083

STICHTING VU

Netherlands

EU Contribution

€ 269 004

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 282656

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 November 2011

  • End date

    31 October 2015

Funded under:

FP7-ENVIRONMENT

  • Overall budget:

    € 8 881 743,84

  • EU contribution

    € 6 997 602,50

Coordinated by:

STICHTING DELTARES

Netherlands