FIThydro Newsletter Issue 4
September 2019

Welcome Editorial by the FIThydro Coordinator

Dear reader,
a warm welcome back from summer holidays. A lot has happened in the last months, from fieldwork to published results and further project developments.

A number of Deliverables have been published and are accessible online, as is our summary of and response to the feedback and recommendations collected during the four regional stakeholder workshops that took place last year.

FIThydro partners have been busy publishing their research results, among others  on how fish adapt to their freshwater surroundings, and implementing practical measures at the test ceases.

We've also collected a list of of upcoming events that you might find interesting.
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On behalf of the FIThydro team
Peter Rutschmann
FIThydro Coordinator
EU Sustainable Energy Week
We participated in the EU Sustainable Energy Week, Europe's biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy policy and use.
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Cool Tools for Science

Maria João Costa and Isabel Boavida from 
Instituto Superior Técnico presented the iRon (Lateral Line) tool during the Cool Tools for Science event.
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Jornadas Técnicas de Hidroenergia

Discussing migratory fish species and ecologic flow regimes in cascades of hydropower plants in Portugal during the Jornadas Técnicas de Hidroenergia
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Improving fish habitat at the river Isar

During August, the FIThydro partner Uniper implemented different measures for improving the habitat availability in the fish pass at the hydropower plant Altheim in Germany.
Find out more
Training the Indian forest service

A group of Forest Service Trainees from India visited the Hydraulics and Hydrology lab at the University of Valladolid. But what does forest service in India have to do with hydropower in Spain?
Good question
Learning from fish how to adapt to climate change

Scientists from FIThydro partners Instituto Superior Técnico
and Tallinn University of Technology study how fish adapt to rapid changes in their surrounding freshwater environment.
I want to know more
Outcomes of the FIThydro regional stakeholder workshop

Our response to the collected stakeholder feedback is out!
The recommendations and feedback received during the four regional stakeholder workshops last year are summarize and addressed in the FIThydro Stakeholder Report that is now available online.
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Get the report
The latest FIThydro Deliverables are online
D 1.2 Risk classification of European lampreys and fish species
How sensitive are Europe’s fish populations to hydropower specific impacts (migration barrier, turbine passage mortality and habitat loss)? The “Risk Classification of European Lampreys and Fish Species” classified 46 of 148 species to be at very high/high risk during hydropower operation.
Read more about D 1.2
D2.1 Solutions, Methods, Tools and Devices for fish migration
A comprehensive overview of the most commonly used facilities and technologies for upstream and downstream fish migration, fish turbine passage, hydromorphology, hydropeaking and e-flow.
Read more about D 2.1
D 4.1 A classification system for methods, tools and measures for improvement measures
The Report gives a detailed overview of available mitigation measures in the categories environmental flows, habitat, sediment management, upstream migration, and downstream migration and helps to identify potentially suitable measures.
Read more about D 4.2
See all Deliverables
8th World Conference on Ecological Restoration
24 - 28 September 2019

Hydro 2019
Concept to Closure: Practical Steps
14 - 16 October 2019
22nd International River Symposium
20. - 24. October 2019
Renexpo Interhydro
28. - 29. Novemer 2019
Read more about upcoming events
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