Towards the restoration of rivers and aquatic environments

The collection presents more than 25 examples of river hydromorphology restoration undertaken over the past 20 years throughout France. These actions aim to preserve river hydromorphology or to re-establish hydromorphological processes of rivers.


Partial or total weir/dam removal


Elimination or diversion of ponds along rivers


Reconnection of side arms or ancient meanders


River gravel input


Removal of river embankment or riverbank protection




Reopening of a culverted watercourse


Restoring a river to its original bed