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Global Biodiversity Score (GBS) - Independent Review Report | Study report |

CDC Biodiversité develops the Global Biodiversity Score (GBS), a corporate biodiversity footprint assessment tool, to evaluate the impact of companies and investments on biodiversity at a corporate level. CDC Biodiversité and the French Biodiversity Agency (Office français de la biodiversité, OFB) want the tool to go through an independent review.

Guide to the interpretation of the scales and the estimation of the age of brown trout (Salmo trutta) from the French populations | Guides and protocols |

Three biological forms of brown trout, river, lake and sea, have colonised a large number of aquatic environments in France, owing to a high ecological plasticity of the species. The overall objective of this guide is to serve as a user manual for interpreting the scales and estimating the age of brown trout (Salmo trutta) from the French trout populations.

Natural water retention measures NWRM - Measures offering multiple benefits to meet water-related challenges - n° 72 | Meetings |

Natural water retention measures (NWRM) comprise an array of initiatives to restore the natural properties of ecosystems in view of slowing the runoff of surface waters and increasing the infiltration capacity of soil. Examples from projects in France stress the multiple benefits of these measures.

Dam removal - The Sélune River free to run - n°70 | Meetings |

What happens when a river is once again free to run? In the Sélune valley (Manche department in Normandy), the largest dam-removal project in Europe is being carried out in step with an unprecedented scientific programme aiming to better understand the changes in the ecosystem, monitor the return of migratory fish and participate in the future development of the valley.

Invasive alien species in aquatic environments - Practical information and management insights - Vol. 3 | Knowledge for action |

NEW FILES 2020/2021 !
Invasive alien species (IAS) and their impacts represent a growing concern for the managers of natural areas.That is particularly true for aquatic environments where an array of stakeholders are now taking action. In parallel, public policies are coming into play on the national level and the European Union now has a regulation in this field. These volumes offer highly useful information while attempting to address the specific aspects of each situation, including the site, the species to be managed and the necessary technical and financial resources.

Restoration of river continuity: model initiatives across France and Europe - n°54 | Meetings |

The French National River Restoration Centre, led by the French Agency for Biodiversity (AFB), organised a workshop and field visits on river continuity restoration initiatives. This was an opportunity for practitioners involved in the management of aquatic environments to discover reproducible actions targeting multiple issues, carried out in Italy, the United Kingdom, Finland and France.

Constructed wetlands for domestic wastewater treatment under tropical climate. Guideline to design tropicalized systems | Guides and protocols |

This guideline is designed as a toolkit to support stakeholders and designers in the completion of constructed wetlands (CW) projects in tropical and equatorial climate zones.

Guide on setting up buffer zones to limit the transfer of farm contaminants | Guides and protocols |

This guide sums up the currently available knowledge on setting up buffer zones to limit the transfer of farm substances (pesticides, nutrients) to aquatic environments.

River restoration in France. Changes in definitions and techniques over space and time. Outlook for the future. | Knowledge for action |

Restoration is an important issue in managing water and aquatic environments, however the concept itself is still debated. To improve our understanding of this paradigm, investigate its contributions and limits, and look at the potential changes in its application in the field of water and aquatic environments, we reviewed current definitions of restoration as it is now practised in France and abroad.

Ecological damage and ecological torts - How does society deal with and remediate damage to water and aquatic environments? | Knowledge for action |

This book is intended for public and private stakeholders involved in applying or affected by environmental regulations in general and water regulations in particular. It describes the current scientific, legal and operational situation as well as the progress already made and that required to fully take into account ecological damages, on the basis of in-depth scientific and technical knowledge combined with current developments in the human and social sciences.