RECONNECT is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-funded project, harnessing knowledge on the distribution, types and impacts of barriers or obstacles on  Irish rivers, and is developing a validated methodology for identifying the locations of barriers and prioritising their modification or removal to improve hydromorphology and connectivity in Irish freshwater rivers. The project results will advance efforts to improve the physical and ecological integrity of Ireland’s rivers and will inform the choice of measures to address policy requirements. 

Reconnect has also linked up with the UK river obstacles project ( to use their mobile app to record the location and type of man-made and natural obstacles in Irish rivers.