In recent years the natural course of many streams has been restored. This benefits ecology as it creates various habitats and reconnects natural areas. Furthermore, it improves the connection between residents and nature and a more natural and beautiful stream is attractive for recreational purposes. Additionally, natural stream valleys are more able to cope with the effects of climate change because it delays the flow and increases the storage capacity.  Natural streams also improve the water quality, thereby contributing to the objectives of the Water Framework Directive.

Stream restoration 

Bureau Stroming has specialized for 25 years in linking societal challenges with natural stream restoration. Stroming uses conceptual models and illustrations, develops design plans, and provides advice on managing and maintaining streams and stream valleys.

Dam removal

Streams and rivers are being restored by removing weirs all over Europe. Stroming has been involved in multiple stream restoration projects in the Netherlands, where 13 dams were removed.