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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

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/geology/geomorphology

Call for proposal

FP7-ENV-2011
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

STICHTING DELTARES
Address
Boussinesqweg 1
2629 HV Delft
Netherlands
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 084 030,42
Administrative Contact
Harm Duel (Mr.)

Participants (26)

STICHTING WAGENINGEN RESEARCH
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 373 809
Address
Droevendaalsesteeg 4
6708 PB Wageningen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Piet Verdonschot (Dr.)
AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 358 652
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Camilla Hoegenhav Mikkelsen (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 360 840
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Beate Hopmeier (Dr.)
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN SCIENCES ET TECHNOLOGIES POUR L'ENVIRONNEMENT ET L'AGRICULTURE
France
EU contribution
€ 178 173
Address
Rue Pierre Gilles De Gennes 1
92761 Antony Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Benoit Camenen (Dr.)
INSTITUTUL NATIONAL DE CERCETARE-DEZVOLTARE DELTA DUNARII
Romania
EU contribution
€ 146 715
Address
Babadag St 165
820112 Tulcea
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ana Bulete (Ms.)
EIDGENOESSISCHE ANSTALT FUER WASSERVERSORGUNG ABWASSERREINIGUNG UND GEWAESSERSCHUTZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 194 040
Address
Uberlandstrasse 133
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Laura Klein (Ms.)
ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 280 166
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ljudmila Stamova (Ms.)
FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 331 981
Address
Rudower Chaussee 17
12489 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carla Pinho (Ms.)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 190 086
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kris Engelen (Mr.)
Masarykova univerzita
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 147 590,40
Address
Zerotinovo Namesti 9
60177 Brno Stred
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Roman Hladik (Mr.)
NATURAL ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH COUNCIL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 374 839,50
Address
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1EU Swindon Wiltshire
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Matthew O'hare (Dr.)
QUEEN MARY UNIVERSITY OF LONDON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 409 163
Address
327 Mile End Road
E1 4NS London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Angela Gurnell (Prof.)
SVERIGES LANTBRUKSUNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 175 044
Address
Almas Alle 8
750 07 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ingrid Ragnarsdotter Jajke (Ms.)
SUOMEN YMPARISTOKESKUS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 263 835
Address
Latokartanonkaari 11
00790 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Aila Riihentaus (Ms.)
UNIVERSITAET DUISBURG-ESSEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 403 520
Address
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Kirsten Gercek (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF HULL
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 410 204,84
Address
Cottingham Road
HU6 7RX Hull
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Jonathan Cant (Mr.)
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI FIRENZE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 238 777,60
Address
Piazza San Marco 4
50121 Florence
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Massimo Rinaldi (Prof.)
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
EU contribution
€ 209 568,30
Address
Calle Ramiro De Maeztu 7 Edificio Rectorado
28040 Madrid
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Diego Garcia De Jalon (Prof.)
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG

Participation ended

Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hetty De Wilde (Ms.)
SZKOLA GLOWNA GOSPODARSTWA WIEJSKIEGO
Poland
EU contribution
€ 216 400
Address
Ul. Nowoursynowska 166
02 787 Warszawa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tomasz Okruszko (Prof.)
CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS Y EXPERIMENTACION DE OBRAS PUBLICAS - CEDEX
Spain
EU contribution
€ 124 379,84
Address
C/ Alfonso Xii 3-5
28014 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Conchita Marcuello (Mrs.)
DIENST LANDELIJK GEBIED

Participation ended

Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 50 904
Address
Herman Gorterstraat 5
3511 EW Utrecht
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Jos Twente (Mr.)
ENVIRONMENT AGENCY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 28 467
Address
Deanery Road
BS1 5AH Bristol
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kevin Hall (Dr.)
ISTITUTO SUPERIORE PER LA PROTEZIONE E LA RICERCA AMBIENTALE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 135 329,60
Address
Via Vitaliano Brancati 48
00144 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Martina Bussettini (Ms.)
NORSK INSTITUTT FOR VANNFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 42 083
Address
Gaustadalleen 21
0349 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Nikolai Friberg (Dr.)
STICHTING VU
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 269 004
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yvonne Kops (Dr.)