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Network of visitors' centres in the Rhine catchment

Visitors’ centres have been established at different locations in the Rhine catchment explaining the river and measures taken in order to surmount obstacles. They often illustrate the connections between the upstream and downstream river sections. This may eventually be underpinned by connections with other visitors’ centres, for example by exhibiting pictures of the Iffezheim fish passage at the Haringvliet or vice versa.

This networking aims at improving links between visitors’ centres informing on water issues, in order to improve the information of the public on the importance of restoring habitats and ecological continuity (for fish and other species, including those figuring in the Habitats Directive). By means of a strategic concept and a growing network the public awareness of each location will be increased, at the same time pointing out that each project is part of a larger context.