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International Conference on Fishfriendly Hydropower in Europe and beyond, 17-18 March 2021, Munich, Germany


Save the Date 17-18 March 2021

We would like to draw your attention to the International Conference on Fishfriendly Hydropower in Europe and beyond which will be held on 17-18 March 2021 in Munich, Germany (Technical University of Munich)

This conference is the final event of FIThydro, an EU-funded H2020 research project (2016-2021), which aims to support decisions on commissioning and operating hydropower plants (HPP) by use of existing and innovative technologies. The project concentrates on environmental impact assessment and the development of cost-effective environmental mitigation measures and strategies to avoid fish damage and to support self-sustainable fish populations.

The conference will start at approximately 09:00 (registration) on the 17th of March 2021 and will finish by 17:00 on the 18th of March 2021.

The conference programme will include presentations of the final results from FIThydro research and presentations by experts from outside the project on related topics.

Draft topics for the conference:

  1. Assessing the response and resilience of fish populations in hydropower-affected rivers.
  2. Innovative methods, tools and devices for sustainable and fishfriendly hydropower
  3. Strategies and decision support tools to mitigate hydropower impacts on fish and fisheries using conventional and innovative cost-efficient measures
  4. Spin-off collaborations and road mapping the research agenda for fishfriendly and sustainable hydropower

The draft programme and further details on registration will be circulated in December 2020. Please note that due to the current COVID-19 situation and related measures, the final format of the event (hybrid event or online only) will be decided on at the end of January 2021.

In the meantime, we kindly ask you to mark these dates in your calendars and to inform other colleagues who may be interested in participating in this event.

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Further information on FIThydro
You can find further information on the project website, read the project leaflet, policy brief, subscribe to the project’s newsletter, follow us on Twitter (@FIThydroproject) and ResearchGate