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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.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/physiotherapy
  • /agricultural sciences/agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/ecosystems
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/energy and fuels/renewable energy/hydroelectricity
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/ecology/invasive species

Call for proposal

H2020-SC5-2015-two-stage
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

SWANSEA UNIVERSITY
Address
Singleton Park
SA2 8PP Swansea
United Kingdom
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 189 852,25

Participants (20)

UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 654 727,50
Address
Stockton Road The Palatine Centre
DH1 3LE Durham
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 422 665
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY OF THE HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 300 277,50
Address
Ness Walk 12B Executive Office
IV3 5SQ Inverness
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
DANMARKS TEKNISKE UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 397 311,25
Address
Anker Engelundsvej 1 Bygning 101 A
2800 Kgs Lyngby
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 150 750
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
IASCACH INTIRE EIREANN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 149 147,50
Address
Citywest Business Campus 3044 Lake Drive
D24 Y265 Dublin
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
STICHTING WERELD VISMIGRATIE
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 832 750
Address
J H Diemerstraat 19
9728VM Groningen
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSIDAD DE OVIEDO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 209 128,75
Address
Calle San Francisco 3
33003 Oviedo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASOCIACION PARA EL ESTUDIO Y MEJORA DE LOS SALMONIDOS AEMS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 164 711,25
Address
Apartado De Correos
28680 San Martin De Valdeiglesias
Activity type
Other
EUROPEJSKIE REGIONALNE CENTRUM EKOHYDROLOGII POLSKIEJ AKADEMII NAUK
Poland
EU contribution
€ 252 778,75
Address
Ul. Tylna 3
90-364 Lodz
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTYTUT RYBACTWA SRODLADOWEGO IM STANISTAWA SAKOWICZA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 257 880
Address
Ul Oczapowskiego 10
10 719 Olsztyn
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLITECNICO DI MILANO
Italy
EU contribution
€ 249 625
Address
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32
20133 Milano
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CONSERVATOIRE NATIONAL DU SAUMON SAUVAGE
France
EU contribution
€ 179 500
Address
Larma
43300 Chanteuges
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WWF SCHWEIZ
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Hohlstrasse 110
8004 Zurich
Activity type
Other
KAUPPERT KLEMENS
Germany
EU contribution
€ 226 500
Address
Nebeniusstrasse 34
76137 Karlsruhe
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
SYDKRAFT HYDROPOWER AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 51 125
Address
Nya Hamngatan 12
851 24 Sundsvall
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
INNOGY SE

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 43 486,91
Address
Opernplatz 1
45128 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
JRC -JOINT RESEARCH CENTRE- EUROPEAN COMMISSION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 142 318
Address
Rue De La Loi 200
1049 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE
France
EU contribution
€ 127 500
Address
Avenue De Wagram 22
75008 Paris 08
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RWE GENERATION SE
Germany
EU contribution
€ 18 138,09
Address
Rwe Platz 3
45141 Essen
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)