This study was carried out as part of the “Wise Use of Floodplains” project led by BirdLife International and supported by the EU Life- Environment Programme. It was coordinated and supported by the WWF European Freshwater Programme and supervised by the WWF Germany Floodplain Institute in Rastatt. The study tries to summarise the experiences gained from many different WWF river restoration projects across Europe. In particular it addresses the following questions: What are the lessons learned in planning, implementing and constructing river restoration? What role does WWF play? Who are the main partners? What are the ecological, social and economic benefits of the wise use of rivers? What and where are the major constraints to river restoration in Europe?
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