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Fish Passage 2015 International conference on river connectivity best practices and innovations

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As requested of the Organizing Committee, I publish this announcement and I encourage you to participate…

 Hereby we proudly announce the Fish Passage Conference 2015, to be held in Europe for the first time ever. This will be the first European-North American cooperation on fish passage conferences; a truly international endeavour.

The conference will be held in The Netherlands on June 22-24, 2015 and the registration and abstract submission will start on October 1, 2014. For more information, have a look at the details below and/or visit our website.

We hope that you are willing to attend this unique venue, where The Dutch Minister of Infrastructure & Environment will open the conference. We also would like to ask you to share this information within your network. We have attached our banner, logo and our 1st announcement poster and if you need any more information please let us know. We have room for 400 international experts and hope to see you there.

Thank you very much and we hope to meet you next year.

On behalf of the FP2015 Organizing Committee,

Olle Calles (Karlstad University) & Herman Wanningen (Wanningen Water Consult),


Fish Passage 2015 International conference on river connectivity best practices and innovations

June 22-24, 2015, Groningen (The Netherlands)

Fish Passage 2015 will be an important international forum to exchange findings and experiences on fish related passage issues. This international conference is of interest to researchers, educators, practitioners, funders, and regulators who have an interest in advancements in technical fishways, nature-like fishways, downstream passage solutions, stream restoration and stabilization, dam removal, road ecology, and the myriad of funding, safety, climate change, and other social issues surrounding watershed connectivity projects.

This is a three-day conference with concurrent sessions in engineering, ecohydraulics, biology, and management and social issues. The conference will also feature plenary talks, professional networking opportunities, special thematic sessions, and a poster session. Independently offered short courses and workshops will be available immediately before the conference. In addition, tours will be offered on Thursday, June 25, 2015.

The main goal is to share fish passage and river connectivity best practices with international colleagues and to attract worldwide experts. Within Europe this conference is seen as an evaluation and learning point for the river connectivity goals of the European Water Framework Directive, where 2015 is one of the deadlines for measures within European river basin plans.

Fish Passage 2015 will be an international cooperation between North American Fish Passage organisation, Karlstad University (Sweden), FAO-EIFAAC (Europe), Wanningen Water Consult (The Netherlands), Dutch Angling Association (The Netherlands), The Van Hall Institute (The Netherlands) and the ‘More room for fish’ project (The Netherlands). These organizations have a leading role in the organizing the event.

Numerous sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities are available.

The registration and abstract submission will open on October 1, 2014

More information can be found on our website:

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