The 2020 International Conference on River Connectivity (Fish Passage 2020), incorporating the AMBER & FITHYDRO EVENT - SMART WAYS TO IMPROVE CONNECTIVITY, will bring together experts, managers, stakeholders and companies from around the world to discuss pressing issues on ecohydraulics, ecohydrology and fish passage problems, solutions and future avenues of research.
The conference is aimed to be as wide-reaching as possible by being relevant to a variety of attendants. Target audiences are: engineers, ecologists, biologists, managers, practitioners, NGOs, private companies, consultants, students and policy and decision makers. This event aims at increasing research and professional networking and is an excellent opportunity to connect future partners.
Fish Passage 2020 will verse on a wide range of topics during three days with concurrent sessions in engineering, ecohydraulics, biology, management, and social issues. The organizing team has extensive knowledge and experience on fish passage research and it benefits from the support of several institutions that combined guarantee the success of Fish Passage 2020.
The conference will feature the following key themes:
- River connectivity enhancement;
- Holistic fish pass;
- Novel fish pass solutions;
- Downstream migration;
- Fish friendly turbines and guiding systems;
- Numerical modelling and computational solutions;
- Fish pass attraction;
- Monitoring and technology;
- Decision support systems and management approaches;
- Hydropower and fish management;
- Barrier removal solutions and case-studies.
The conference will also feature plenary talks from recognized experts, special thematic sessions and poster sessions. Short courses and workshops on relevant subjects will be available before the conference and technical and social excursions will be available after the conference.
The possibility of submitting selected contributions to the conference in the form of a research article to a target scientific-related journal will be offered. The peer review process will be carried out as normal but the accepted contribution will be gathered in a special issue on “Challenges and solutions for fish passage”.
All conference contributions and communications will be held in English to allow all participants to take full advantages of the science being conveyed.
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