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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) 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Diffuse pollution and protection of water resources : territorial practices in the European Union | Knowledge for action |
Diffuse pollution is currently one of the major pressures on Europe’s water resources. To achieve the objectives of the water framework directive, the European Union member States must address this type of pollution. It is difficult to measure and control, notably due to the multitude of sources involved. An exchange of practices and experience on this issue, between numerous stakeholders from the various basin organisations of European and neighbouring non-European countries was organised in 2015.