ECCR2014 River connectivity

Parallel sessions


1. Water – Energy Nexus

video recording

The water-energy nexus & river restoration in the Alpine Region – opportunities and challenges for the next decade (AIM project).
R. Schinegger (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria)

Enhancing transparency in hydropower development– a strategic approach to balance conflicting aims of energy provision and conservation.
S. Scheikl (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria)

Integral assessment of suitability of main watercourses in the Upper Soca Valley for present water uses (CAMIS project).
S. Šantl (Institute for Water of the Republic of Slovenia, Slovenia)

Guiding Principles on Sustainable Hydropower Development in the Danube River Basin.
F. Popovici (Romanian Waters National Administration)

National trade-off between biodiversity and hydropower.
D. Isaksson (Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management, Sweden)


8. Restoring Hydro-morphology

video recording

Restoring natural geomorphic process to river environments influenced by practical design constraints.
H. Moir (cbec eco-engineering UK-Ltd, United Kingdom)

The Morphological Response of the River Ribble to naturalisation.
G. Heritage (AECOM, United Kingdom)

Restoring natural hydromorphological processes: A comparison of approaches in the Rivers Ouse and Adur, Sussex, southern England.
I. Dennis (Royal HaskoningDHV)
This presentation contains a round-table discussion.

Geomorphological impacts on flood peak damping.
D. Haspel  (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria)

Presentations of the posters related to this session: video recording
(all posters can be found in the column on the right)

12. River Connectivity

video recording

Austrian Strategy for River Connectivity Restoration.
V. Koller – Kreimel (Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria)

How to Improve Fish Protection and Downstream Migration in Rivers? Insights from the German Forum on Fish Protection and Downstream Fish Migration.
U. Stein (Ecologic Institute, Germany)

A Valley Gets Its River Back! A unique restoration project in Germany.
U. Eichelmann (Riverwatch, Austria)

Longitudinal and lateral migrations of riverine fish in temperate rivers of Chile and New Zealand: implications for management.
K. Górski (Facultad de Ciencias Ambientales y Centro EULA - Universidad de Concepción, Chile)

Spawning channels for fish reproduction and landscape – example of Imatra, Finland.
J. Jormola (Finnish Environment Institute, Finland)

6. IRBM from Alps to Black Sea WWF

video recording

WWF Alpine River Study.
C. Litschauer (WWF Austria)

Assessment of the restoration potential along the Danube and main tributaries.
L. Ereifej (WWF Hungary)

Unser Inn, Austria.
G. Tschavoll (WWF, Austria)

Liberty Island and side-arm restoration, Hungary.
V. Siposs (WWF Hungary) (Video presentation will follow)

Field excursions 

1. Thaya river, handout
4. Fish migration, handout