The 5th FIThydro Case Study Management Meeting took place in Lisbon, Portugal, from the 23rd – 25th January 2019. All partners involved in the FIThydro Test Cases and the advisory board came together to discuss updates on research at the Test Cases in the four Regions, Iberian Peninsula, France/Belgium, Alpine Region and Scandinavia.

During this CSMB meeting the operators also shared their view of the project, their expectations and experiences so far. Such insights enable a continuation and improvement of the collaboration of science & industry partners within FIThydro.

Two major outputs of the project will be the Wiki and Decision Support System (DSS), which will help operators, policy makers, consultants and others to make decisions on cost effective mitigation measures and fishfriendly hydropower operation. The structure and content of the Wiki and DSS were lively discussed in several expert groups and the results will feed into their further development.

Moving from theory to praxis, different researchers exemplary presented practices, methods, tools and results of habitat and hydraulic modelling used at the different test sites.

Lea Berg (TUM)
Picture rights: Lea Berg, TUM; Hany Abo El Wafa, TUM