Workshop: dam removal in an urban environment

This workshop will take place in Birmingham on September 25 and 26 at Aston Business School. The workshop has been organised by the Dam Removal Partnership, Severn Rivers Trust and the Environment Agency.

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The draft programme has contributors from across Europe and will be an important event to learn about dam removal, the challenges facing different organisations across Europe as well as an important opportunity to exchange knowledge and develop networks that will help deliver dam removal in years to come. The biggest obstacle to dam removal is in our heads”, we hope this workshop will help remove this dam.

Confirmed presentations will cover the following topics:

• Community involvement and legal aspects of dam removal

• Case studies of dam removals in both urban and rural locations and reasons why dam removal is not always possible

• Dam prioritisation, what is better to removal, one large or several small dams?

• Ecological and river habitat recovery post removal

Day two of the workshop includes site visits to the River Lugg and the River Teme.