What is happening in freshwater

EcoAdvance European Project


EcoAdvance aims at cross-promoting project activities and consultations and developing appropriate collaborations to optimize resources. Partners keep abreast of the relevant activities and resources and where possible, develop collaborations to understand stakeholder perspectives on what drives success, identify showcase opportunities and disseminate EcoAdvance products. 

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The Society for Ecological Restoration advances the science, practice, and policy of ecological restoration to sustain biodiversity, improve resilience in a changing climate, and re-establish an ecologically healthy relationship between nature and culture. 

Mainstreaming Ecological Restoration of freshwater-related ecosystems in a Landscape context: INnovation, upscaling and transformation

EcoSystem Services

ESP connects over 3000 ecosystem services scientists, policy makers and practitioners who work together in more than 40 Working Groups and a growing number of National Networks on all continents. 


Biodiversa+ is the European Biodiversity Partnership supporting excellent research on biodiversity with an impact for society and policy. 

The Nature Conservancy are dedicated staff, scientists and members advancing effective, lasting conservation in more than 70 countries and territories. 


Alternet brings together international natural and social science researchers from 21 European countries to integrate our understanding of biodiversity, ecosystems, and the services they provide to society. 

Nature Based Solutions

NetworkNature is a resource for the nature-based solutions community, creating opportunities for local, regional and international cooperation to maximise the impact and spread of nature-based solutions. 

Organisations to connect to for Freshwater EcoSystem Initiatives

UN-Water’s role is to ensure that the United Nations ‘delivers as one’ in response to water-related challenges. We do this through three lines of work: informing policies, monitoring and reporting, and inspiring action. 


UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It contributes to peace and security by promoting international cooperation in education, sciences, culture, communication and information. 


The Central-Eastern European Initiative for Knowledge-based Agriculture, Aquaculture and Forestry in the Bioeconomy offers a common political commitment and strategic research and innovation framework for working towards sustainable bioeconomies. 


The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union composed of both government and civil society organisations. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. 

The Water4All Partnership, cofunded by the European Union within the frame of the Horizon Europe programme, aims at enabling water security for all.  

Knowledge Sharing

Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity

The Knowledge Centre for Biodiversity is a European Commission initiative on better knowledge management for policy-making on biodiversity. 

Oppla is the EU Repository of Nature-Based Solutions. It provides a knowledge marketplace, where the latest thinking on natural capital, ecosystem services and nature-based solutions is brought together. 

Research Collaboration Opportunities


The International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR) is a worldwide organisation of water specialists working in fields related to the hydro-environmental sciences and their practical application. 


Plan4all is a non-profit association sustaining and further enhancing results of multiple research and innovation projects.