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"To actively promote the re-establishment of natural processes, features and biodiversity of river systems; to support others to achieve this by collating information and evidence to derive knowledge; and share best practice throughout the river and catchment management community."


"Naturally functioning river systems benefitting people and wildlife."


"To champion the natural and societal benefits of restoring river systems."


RRC is the national expert advice centre for best practice river restoration, habitat enhancement and catchment management. It provides a focal point for the exchange and dissemination of information and expertise. The Centre also provides advice on site-specific technical issues through a core team of experienced staff and a wider network of experienced river restoration practitioners.


RRC's activities are set out around three core areas:

  • Knowledge Exchange - providing a focal point for the exchange and dissemination of information and expertise.
  • Technical Advice and Assessment - providing expert input to site-specific technical issues and national initiatives through experienced river restoration practitioners.
  • Training and Guidance - developing, updating and providing resources, courses and practical learning opportunities to the growing UK restoration network.


RRC is an independent and impartial, not-for-profit organisation. Originally founded in 1994 as the River Restoration Project (RRP) by members drawn from the UK public, private and NGO sectors, RRC has been actively raising the profile of river restoration since 1997.

RRC is not a consultancy and it does not bid or competitively tender for work against consultants or contractors.  In this way RRC maintains its impartiality, and instead supports the work of these commercial organisations by providing expert advice and support.

RRC's 2022 - 2025 Strategic Plan (View)

You can view the RRC Annual Report for 2022 - 2023 here

Incorporated in England and Wales with limited liability. Company Number 2904139