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01 May 2020 - This website is now closed.
We have transferred all publications from the various working packages to our eprints repository at https://eprints.hrwallingford.com/view/subjects/URBEM.html.

The URBEM project was completed in 2006. It is planned to keep this website live until November 2015, when its status will be reviewed.

The URBEM project was a project to provide new tools, techniques and procedures to enhance watercourses located in urban areas. These tools were designed to provide enough scope to cover the differing, multi-functional uses of urban watercourses and their adjacent communities across Europe.

URBEM helped those involved in urban river rehabilitation, the best and most innovative practice with which to develop a comprehensive rehabilitation scheme that will achieve the "maximum ecological potential" requirements of the Water Framework Directive.

As river rehabilitation involves many aspects the project was targeted at different institutions involved in the enhancement of watercourses at all levels.

The URBEM project is funded by the EC under the 5th Framework EU flag

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