Program Wednesday

Program Wednesday

Wednesday 14. June

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(for newly arrived attendees)
Plenary 3:

Moderators: Brenda Pracheil (PNNL) & Martin Schletterer (TIWAG/BOKU)

09:00 KEYNOTE: Effects of planned hydropower dams and barriers on river connectivity in the Balkan region
Mauro Carolli et al. (SINTEF, NO)

09:30 Climate change in the context of Environmental flows and changed hydrology in three basin areas in Sweden
Åsa Widén et al. (SLU - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences)

09:50 Methods, indicators and solutions for sustainable hydropower
Atle Harby et al. (HydroCen/SINTEF, NO)

10:10 Mapping the natural values and ecological rehabilitation potential of Sweden’s bypassed river reaches
Birgitta Malm Renöfält et al. (Umeå University,SE)

Coffee break
Parallell sessions 1-3
Session 1 - Hydropeaking and sustainable flexibility from hydropower

Moderators: Vebjørn K. Opsanger (University of Bergen) & Isabel Boavida (University of Lisbon)

11:00 New approaches for a sustainable hydropeaking management: The HEM-Peak model and the role of channel evolution, river morphology and sediment dynamics
Christoph Hauer (BOKU)

11:15 Mitigating hydropeaking impacts and enhancing fish habitat by hydromorphological adaptions of the river bathymetry
Sissel Hauge Mykletun (Eviny, NO)

11:30 The benefits of artificial refuges as hideouts to pulsed flows for Iberian cyprinids
Maria João Costa et al. (PT)

11:45 The influence of repeated hydropeaking events on early life stages of European grayling (Thymallus thymallus) and common nase (Chondrostoma nasus)
Stefan Auer et al. (BOKU, AT)

Session 2 - Connectivity, barrier and solutions

Moderators: Ana Silva (NINA)& Abe Schneider (Natel energy)

11:00 An overview over upstream fish passages past barriers in Norway
Sebastian Franz Stranzl (NORCE LFI, NO)

11:15 Impact of weirs and hydropower regulation on brown trout, invertebrates and people in an inland river; expanding the concept of environmental design.
Line E. Sundt-Hansen et al. (NINA/HydroCen)

11:30 Behaviour of post-spawned Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) migrating past a hydropower dam.
Olivia Simmons (NINA, NO)

11:45 A framework to identify cost-effective mitigation measures using Influence Diagrams
Ana Adeva-Bustos (SINTEF, NO)

Session 3 - International hydropower, sustainability and the use of LCA

Moderators: Shaua F. Chen (NTNU) & Johan Kling (SWAM)

11:00 Mass fish mortality events: a (novel?) threat to hydropower in tropical systems
Luiz G. M. Silva et al. (ETH Zurich, CH)

11:15 Uncertainty and complexity in ecological and social mitigation of hydropower in developing countries
Leah Bêche (EDF, FR)

11:30 Analysis of flow variation in the Kelani River due to the impact of the Laxapana Hydropower System in Sri Lanka
Sajana P. Hemakumara(NTNU, NO)
R. Kaushalya (Dept of irrigation, Sri Lanka)

Coffee break
Parallell sessions 1-3 continued
Session 1 cont. - Hydropeaking and sustainable flexibility from hydropower

12:15 Hydropeaking effects on two cyprinid fish species, barbel and nase, under experimental conditions emphasizing larval stranding
Simon Führer et al. (BOKU, AT)

12:30 Sustaining hydropower production and salmonid populations: Ecological models for assessing hydropeaking and habitat restoration scenarios
Mahboobeh Hajiesmaeili et al. (Karlstad University, SE)

12:45 Unravelling the complex relationship between artificial flow fluctuations and cyprinid fish: a comprehensive analysis
Daniel Hayes et al (BOKU, AT)

Session 2 cont. – Connectivity, barrier and solutions

12:15 Bidirectional use of a natural fishpass (Online)
Walter Reckendorfer et al. (Verbund, AT)

12:30 Passage Efficiency of Downstream Moving Fish at a Bypass Gate with Bottom and Top Opening
Luiz G. M. Silva et al. (ETH Zurich, CH)

12:45 Bubble curtain and novel 'dancing rods' behavioural guidance solutions for out-migrating European eels and Atlantic salmon smolts.
Velizara Stoilova et al. (Karlstad University, SE)

Session 3 cont. - International hydropower, sustainability and LCA

12:15 Hidden effects of water impoundment on surrounding vegetation and water consumption
Fernando Jaramillo (Stockholm University, SE)

12:30 Biodiversity footprint of hydropower : introducing aquatic pressures into the Product Biodiversity Footprint (PBF)
Agnes Barrilier et al. (EDF, FR)

12:45 Changing Perspectives: a new macroinvertebrate community metric to evaluate habitat loss in residual flow stretches
Alexander Auhser et al. (BOKU, AT)

Parallell sessions 4-6
Session 4 - Hydropeaking, flexibility and impacts downstream HP outlets

Moderators: Ingrid Haug (NVE) & Jo H. Halleraker (NEA)

14:00 The ecological effects of sub-daily flow variability on riverine fishes – a systematic review
Bryan Bozeman et al. (Oak Ridge National Lab, US)

14:15 Effects of spatio-temporal variability of hydropeaking on juvenile fish
Kevin Merl et al. (BOKU, AT)

14:30 The effects of supersaturation on benthic invertebrates in two Norwegian rivers
Vebjørn Kveberg Opsanger et al. (NORCE LFI, NO)

14:45 The effects of gas supersaturation on fish and benthic invertebrates
Gaute Velle et al. (NORCE LFI, NO)

15:00 Gas supersaturation at Norwegian hydroplants – risk modelling and monitoring
Ulrich Pulg et al. (NORCE LFI, NO)

15:15 Hydropower and hydromorphological impacts in freshwater pearl mussel (Margaritifera margaritifera) rivers: ecological bottlenecks and potential mitigation measures
Marie-Pierre Gosselin et al. (NINA, NO)

15:30 Q & A

Session 5 - Connectivity, barriers, and integrated solutions

Moderators: Christof Hauer (BOKU) & Marie Egerup (Hydro Tasmania)

14:00 Fish passage facilities in a new hydropower plant at Hvammur in River Thjorsa, Iceland
Sigurdur Gudjonsson (Landsvirkjun, IS)

14:15 Turbine Design for Fish Inclusion
Sterling Watson (Natal Energy, US)
Abe Schneider (Natal Energy, US)

14:30 A new method for passing substrate over weirs
Tom Jacobsen (Sedicon, NO)

14:45 Evaluation of vertical connectivity in regulated river reaches using a multiparametric measuring approach
Markus Noack (University of Karlsruhe, DE)
Alcides Aybar Galdos (University of Karlsruhe, DE)

15:00 The benefits and challenges of using environmental nucleotides for fish passage species detection and enumeration
Kristine N. Moody et al. (Oak Ridge Nat. Lab, US)

15:15 Modelling fish recruitment potential of lithophilic fish in restored rivers by means of functional habitat and population dynamics modelling.
David Farò (IGB, DE)
Christian Wolter (IGB, DE)

15:30 Q & A

Session 6 - Reservoirs, their role in the future energy system and the effects of environmental contraints

Moderator: Johan Kling (HaV)

14:00 Physical environmental impacts on a hydropower reservoir under different operational modes
Ana Adeva-Bustos et al. (SINTEF, NO)

14:15 Optimal Integration of Hybrid Pumped Storage Hydropower to increase renewables penetration and reduce CO₂ emissions
Alban Kuriqi et al, (University of Lisbon, PT)

14:30 Application of remote sensing for monitoring fish spawning sites of a large hydropower plant reservoir in a lowland region
Linas Jurevičius (Dept of Water Eng., LI)

14:45 Green Lidar in Lakes
Raffa Ahmed et al. (NTNU, NO)

15:00 CoolHydro – mitigating extreme temperature events in hydropower catchments
Lennart Schönfelder et al. (NTNU, NO)

15:15 An assessment of the impact of environmental constraints on utilization of Norwegian hydropower flexibility for integration of wind and solar power
Viviane Aubin et al. (NTNU, NO)

15:30 Determining the hydrological implications of regulation on Swedish lakes with space observations
Fernando Jaramillo et al. (Stockholm University, SE)

Coffee break
Plenary 4: Good governance and long-term changes of the water resources systems

Moderator: Emanuele Quaranta (JRC)

16:15 Multidecadal trends in brown trout (Salmo trutta) populations in regulated and unregulated river
Laurence Tissot et al. (EDF, FR)

16:30 Long term changes in riverscapes in rivers regulated for hydropower
Knut Alfredsen et al. (NTNU, NO)

16:45 Governance responses to tightening environmental requirements for hydropower – Finland, Germany and Sweden
Antti Iho (LUKE, FI)

17:00 Increasing biodiversity in heavily modified rivers without affecting production or balancing capacity of hydropower – strategy and examples of case studies
Erik Sparrevik (Vattenfall Hydro, SE)

17:15 Q & A

Poster session 2
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End scientific program day 2
Concert in Nidaros Cathedral
Reception at Two Towers
Reception with Tapas buffet and mingling. (Registration required)

Organizers RSB


FME HydroCen
NTNU Team Hydropower
Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
Norwegian Environmental Agency

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Sira Kvina Kraftselskap