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River restoration refers to a large variety of ecological, physical, spatial and management measures and practices. These are aimed at restoring the natural state and functioning of the river system in support of biodiversity, recreation, flood management, and landscape development.

By restoring natural conditions, river restoration improves the resilience of the river systems and provides the framework for the sustainable multifunctional use of estuaries, rivers, and streams.

River restoration is an integral part of sustainable water management and is in direct support of the aims of the Water Framework Directive and national and regional water management policies.

Technical measures that help to bring rivers closer to their natural state include the creation of fish passes and weir removal, and on the other end of the spectrum are zoning regulations and participatory approaches.

In this book, the topic mentioned above is discussed in depth for the readers in easy language. The book contains relevant diagrams and pictures for a better understanding of the topic. The whole topic is presented in a nutshell.

River restoration refers to a large variety of ecological, physical, spatial and management measures and practices. These are aimed at restoring the natural state and functioning of the river system in support of biodiversity, recreation, flood management and landscape development.