24-25 January 2018, Meudon (Paris), France

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Location: Meudon (Paris), France
Workshop Date: 24-25 January 2018
Information: The 1st FIThydro Regional Stakeholder Workshop on Fish-friendly Hydropower will be held on 24-25 January 2018 in Meudon (Paris).
Hydropower plants can offer a reliable and clean source of energy. However, these installations can often pose difficult challenges for the surrounding environment, particularly the fish species living in the rivers.
This workshop is organised in the context of FIThydro (Fishfriendly Innovative Technologies for Hydropower, http://www.fithydro.eu/). FIThydro is a 4-year EU-funded research project, which aims to support decisions on commissioning and operating hydropower plants (HPP) by use of existing and innovative technologies. The project concentrates on cost-effective environmental solutions and strategies to avoid individual fish damage and to support the development of self-sustainable fish populations. Methods, tools and devices are applied and evaluated at test sites all over Europe, covering four regions: Alpine region, Scandinavia, northwest Europe and the Iberian Peninsula.
This workshop is the first in a series of 4 regional workshops and will serve as a platform for consultation and exchange between FIThydro scientists, stakeholders and water users involved or affected by hydropower production in the region of northwest Europe. The workshop mainly addresses authorities involved in HPP authorization processes, HPP operators, environmental NGOs, consultants, planners, fisheries associations and the research community.
The workshop and the FIThydro project as a whole are key to support the implementation of the Water Framework Directive (WFD) as well as meeting the objectives of energy policy.
At this event, key aspects of the FIThydro workprogram will be presented and participants will be invited to give their feedback and highlight, from their perspective, the key open issues on the assessment and planning of ecologically compatible hydropower production.
Workshop Topics (tentative) • Fish populations and habitats
• Existing and innovative methods and technologies for fish-friendly hydropower
• Policy requirements & financing instruments
• Cost-effectiveness assessment of mitigation strategies
Host Organization: CNRS-Agence Française pour la Biodiversité
Venue: CNRS Meudon-Bellevue
1 Place Aristide Briand, 92195 Meudon
Gare SNCF de Bellevue

Access from Gare Montparnasse : Transilien N (any directions) to Gare de Bellevue (17 min)
From Paris Orly Airport : Direct 1(direction Etoile/ Champs Elysées) to Paris Montparnasse then Transilien N (any direction) to Gare de Bellevue (49 min)
From Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport : RER B (direction Massy Palaiseau) to Denfert Rochereau then Métro 6 (direction Charles de Gaulle Etoile) to Gare Montparnasse then Transilien N (any direction) to Gare de Bellevue (1h15)

Programme: Programme available here
Registration form: Please register using this form
Recommended hotels • Hôtel Ibis Budget Meudon Paris Ouest (20 min by walk)
3bis Rue de Paris, 92190 Meudon
• Hôtel Ibis Paris Boulogne Billancourt (29 min by walk)
12 Rue de la Ferme, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
• Hôtel de France (30 min by walk)
112 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt
• Hotel Novotel Paris Pont de Sevres (15 min by walk)
11-13 grande rue, 92310 Sevres
Contacts Please, feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions concerning this workshop.
Manon Dewitte
CNRS – Agence Française pour la Biodiversité
manon.dewitte@imft.fr
+33 5 34 32 29 41
Gallery: Photos are available here

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