FIThydro Newsletter Issue 5
December 2019


Welcome Editorial by the FIThydro Coordinator

Dear reader,

three years we’ve been researching, testing and experimenting across Europe on how to improve the fish-frientliness of hydropower plants. This year, the different aspects and results have really come together and I’m looking forward to the final year of the project. We hope to see you next year, maybe at our Stakeholder Workshop in Brussels or the AMBER & FIThydro event in Lisbon.

We wish you happy holidays, a Merry Christmas and happy new year.

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On behalf of the FIThydro team
Peter Rutschmann
FIThydro Coordinator
Finding the fishway entrance - are hydraulic cues everything? 

Hydraulic cues are important to help fish find the fishway entrance. But are there other cues and stimuli that can help fish in their orientation? At the Test Case Freudenau (Austria) the cues and stimuli for orientation of fish during upstream migration are being investigated. 
I want to know more
A visit to the Bragado hydropower plant

At the test case Bragado (Portugal) FIThydro partners HIDROERG and IST investigate the effects of hydropeaking on small Iberian streams. In October they had a break from practice as usual to show students from the local schools the hydropower plant and their research.
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New scientific papers!

We’ve had many scientific publications this year. Learn more about fish species at risk, downstream fish passage technologies and the impact of hydropeaking.
Find papers
The FIThydro European Stakeholder Workshop will take place on 28-29 January in Brussels.
After four successful regional stakeholder workshops last year, this is the final stakeholder workshop for the project. In Brussels, technical results from FIThydro research will be presented that can directly support better and more transparent implementation of EU and national policies for renewable energy production and aquatic ecosystems protection. 
Lear more
The AMBER project and FIThydro are hosting an event in Lisbon at the Fish Passage Conference 2020 on Smart Ways to Improve Connectivity. Join us in Lisbon and discuss with us the difficulties between the need for hydropower production and the impacts of barriers on the environment, as well as the way novel technologies and adaptive management can help restore stream connectivity in more efficient ways.
The Wolrd Fish Migration Day 2020

The World Fish Migration Day 2020 is coming! On May 26th it’s all about raising awareness on the importance of free flowing rivers and migratory fish. Have you already planned an event? If not, check out the details here.
More details
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