Many rivers around the world need restoration. They suffer from contamination, lack of water, frequent floods, sedimentation, loss of diversity, urban development, poor management or other problems which cause their degregation.
Around the world, many river restoration projects have been planned and implemented. Most of them, however, dealt solely or mostly with one main aspect of the problem, and therefore succeeded only partially.
The company specializes in the preparation of comprehensive river restoration planning, which defines the right balance between all the aspects of the various disciplines and suggests a long-term sustainable solution. Typically, these plans are also very important for the regional development for an area much larger than the river itself, as a regional development tool. Our river restoration plans include a thorough analysis of the existing situation and processes, a definition of goals and policy, a spatial plan and an implementation chapter.
This chapter contains all the projects and acts to be implemented, and specifies the order of priority. Each of our plans is site-specific and different from the others.
Our team includes experts from the various relevant disciplines and also, in many cases, local professionals who know the area better than we do.
Our leading river restoration project is the award winning Alexander River Restoration, that won the 2003 International River Prize (Brisbane, Australia), which is one of the most prestigious environmental & restoration awards.