The AMBER & FITHYDRO Event will explore the tensions caused by the need to draw water and generate hydropower from European Rivers and the impacts dams and other barriers have on ecosystems and habitats, as well as the way novel technologies and adaptive management can help restore stream connectivity in more efficient ways.
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.
Universidade de Lisboa
Organische Spurenstoffe in der Umwelt wie Pestizide, Pharmaka und ihre Abbauprodukte stellen aufgrund ihrer Vielzahl, geringen Konzentrationen und Dynamik der Belastung eine Herausforderung für Analytiker dar. Im Kurs werden aktuelle Strategien und Methoden von der Probenahme über die -aufbereitung bis zu Trenn- und Nachweismethoden vorgestellt und anhand aktueller Studien der Eawag demonstriert. Ein besonderer Schwerpunkt liegt dabei auf modernen Detektionsmethoden einschliesslich des Screenings mittels hochauflösender Massenspektrometrie.
Rivers rank among the most threatened ecosystems in the world, but also among the most valuable to society. Therefore, a large amount of funding is made available for restoration programmes. Conflict over water is not only one of the most widespread global stressors, but can also have an impact on nature and people. For centuries, dams and weirs have been built to control floods, improve navigation, provide supply for drinking water or irrigation, create or enhance recreation opportunities, as well as a means for hydropower production. However, these dams and weirs also fragment the river systems, which is especially evident in Europe.
One of the major challenges to achieving a good ecological status of European rivers under the Water Framework Directive is to reduce the fragmentation of stream habitats caused by these man-made barriers, many of which are no longer in or of use. Improving stream connectivity, therefore, has been flagged as one of the priorities for more efficient stream restoration.
FIThydro / AMBER