We would like to invite you to the AMBER & FITHYDRO EVENT - SMART WAYS TO IMPROVE RIVER CONNECTIVITY. This event will take place in Lisbon on the 29th of June during the 2020 International Conference on River Connectivity (Fish Passage 2020); the event is free you only need to register online to attend - no fees will be charged.
The event will bring together experts, managers, stakeholders and companies from around the world to discuss our rivers, their barriers and better ways to manage and mitigate barrier impacts. We have an exciting programme, with over 12 speakers, three facilitated discussions on pressing topics: 1) the need to reconnect rivers; 2) innovations: tools and solutions for better management and 3) applications: a framework to reconnect Europe's rivers.
We will also be showing the documentary DURIENSES: the endemic species of the River Douro.
Our rivers have barriers - they are disconnected from the sea. Weirs, small hydropower installations or big dams provide water, irrigation, energy production, and flood protection. But barriers block rivers, fragment waterways, isolate habitats and weaken wildlife populations. In just 3 years, AMBER delivered the first Atlas of river barriers across Europe.
Join us in Lisbon to learn more about our rivers.