FISH PASSAGE 2018
Fish Passage 2018 will connect engineers, researchers, water managers and users, educators, practitioners, funders, and policy makers from around the world who have a shared interest in the advancement of technical and nature-like fishways, stream restoration, and dam removal projects. The three-day conference will include concurrent sessions in engineering, biology, management and monitoring techniques, with key conference themes being considered, including:
- 40,000 years of Australian fish passage
- Fish passage challenges in developing countries
- Defining what is a “successful” fishway
- Do we really need more fish passage?
- Policy the Achilles-heel of fish passage
- Cost-effective fish passage innovations
- The benefits of prohibiting fish passage
- Cold Water Pollution mitigation – cold hard facts
- Updating fish passage monitoring
- Reconnecting with floodplains & wetlands
- Fish passage for non-salmonids
- How to design a successful fish passage project
- Individuals to populations - quantifying connectivity
- Water extraction versus fish passage
- Dam removal – weir to go now?
- Corporate philanthropy in fish passage
- Estuarine barrier passage
- Downstream fish passage from top to bottom
- Fish and Hydropower
The conference will also feature independently offered short courses, workshops and tours immediately before and after the conference.