Ecology and Environment in Hydropower **The event has been postponed**

2020-09-24 - 2020-09-25
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Graz University of Technology
8010 Graz, Austria
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The VGB Expert Event "Ecology and Environment in Hydropower" has been postponed and a new date will be communicated soon.

Environmental protection and preservation of nature is one of the many important challenges not only for hydropower, but for society as a whole. As one of the most environmentally and climate-friendly forms of energy generation, hydropower plays an important part in the current energy system and that of the future. For this, balancing hydropower and ecology in the best possible way is a key aspect to ensure the further expansion of hydropower, while also maintaining existing plants to meet responsibilities and ameliorate the public perception. Due to the large number of influences on the fish population and the condition of the bodies of water, it is advisable to consider the entire spectrum in terms of impact and cost efficiency.

The international event will bring together experts from leading operators, manufacturers and suppliers, authorities, scientists as well as related stakeholders to discuss important issues in the field of ecology and environment in hydropower with session on:

  • Ecological hydraulic engineering and renaturation
  • Optimal ecological operation in case of hydropeaking
  • Fish monitoring systems and experience with fish ascent and descent
  • Sediment management
  • Results of international research projects
  • Legal aspects at EU level