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FITHydro

FITHydro

FITHydro - Fish friendly Innovative Technologies for Hydropower

FIThydro addresses the decision support in commissioing and operating hydropower plants (HPP) by use of existing and innovative technologies. It concentrates on mitigation measures and strategies to develop cost-effecient environmental solutions and on strategies to avoid individual fish damage and enhancing population developments. Therefore HPPS all over Europe are involved as test sites.

Objectives:

  • Bringing together all disciplines related to hydropower
  • Assessing the response and resilience of fish populations in HPP affected rivers 
  • Environmental impact assessment and species protection
  • Improving gish and fisheries impact mitigation strategies using conventional and innovative cost efficient measures
  • Enchancing methods models and tools to cope with EU obligation 
  • Identifying bottlenecks of HPPs and deriving cost efficient mitigation strategies
  • Risk based Decision Support System (DSS) for planning, commissioning and operating of HPPs
  • Enhancing problem awareness and objectiveness of policy implementer, NGOs and the public
  • Develop methods and test them in 13 Test Case Sites i 4 Focus Regions
  • 26 partners from Germany, Portugal, France, Spain, UK, Switzerland, Estonia, Belgium, Austria and Norway
  • SINTEF Energy Research, NTNU, Statkraft og Sweco from Norway

Financed by the EU H2020 program.

 


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Published 23 October 2018
Senior Research Scientist

Project duration

2016 - 2020