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Research Project:
REFORM: REstoring rivers FOR effective catchment Management
Year:2013
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
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
International
Si
Project type
Proyectos y convenios en convocatorias públicas competitivas
Company
UNION EUROPEA
Entity Nationality
BELGICA
Entity size
Gran Empresa (>250)
Granting date
18/08/2011
Participants
  • Director: Diego M Garcia de Jalon Lastra (UPM)
  • Codirector: Marta Gonzalez del Tanago Del Rio (UPM)
  • Participante: Carlos Alonso Gonzalez (UPM)
  • Participante: Miguel Marchamalo Sacristan (UPM)
  • Participante: Vanesa Martinez Fernandez (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Hidrobiología
  • Departamento: Silvopascicultura
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