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Sustainable Hydropower – strategic planning, measures and governance meeting
June 12, 2019 - June 14, 2019
A majority of the river water bodies in Europe are classified to moderate or worse ecological status due to hydromorphological pressures. To reach good ecological status on a general level there are essentially three key type of measures, improving continuity, improving physical habitats and implementing ecological flows.
However, hydromorphological pressures are in many cases a result of important societal services such as hydropower, agriculture and infrastructure. It is therefore crucial to maximize the environmental improvements and at the same time secure the benefits from abiotic services such as hydropower.
The meeting will discuss how to improve the environmental sustainability of the hydropower in the perspective of the EU Water Framework Directive and will include three main themes:
- Essentials for planning successful improvement of environmental values while securing the benefits of hydropower production.
- The smorgasbord of environmental measures and best available technology.
- Governance with regard to sustainability, resilience, biodiversity and climate change.
The meeting and the different themes will be introduced by invited key note speaker from EU, Great Britain, Norway and USA.