Event Title

Session B5: Near-Nature Water Courses at Large Hydropower Plants as Fishways and Running Water Habitats

Location

Groningen, The Netherlands

Event Website

http://fishpassage.umass.edu/

Start Date

23-6-2015 3:15 PM

End Date

23-6-2015 3:40 PM

Description

Abstract:

Since several years near-nature water courses are installed at large hydropower stations in Germany and Switzerland. They serve as fishways and but as well as habitats, especially for rheophilic species. So far 4 of them are in use at the rivers Rhine and Aare. The largest of these bypassing water courses has a length of 1000 m, a width of 40-50 m and a discharge of 10-30 m³/s that means the dimensions of a river. These near-natural running waters are arranged with a natural river bed, including riffles and gravel banks. The function of these structures is to establish the habitat connectivity between the upstream and the downstream section of the power station but also to offer running water habitats for rheophilic species. The author is the chief executive of the engineering consultants responsible for design and construction of these river-courses.

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Presenting Author Bio: The author is working in the field of fishways and near-nature river engineering since more than 30 years. After working as scientist at the University of Karlsruhe and finishing his PhD he founded the “Engineering Consulting Dr. Gebler”. His operational area expands not only throughout Germany, but also includes neighbouring regions in Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, France and Poland. Looking back on more than 500 projects he has gained an exceptional experiential wealth in the field of river engineering. By this he was able to publish several papers, manuals and also technical books.Besides, Dr. Gebler is working for several water management associations as an expert, and as well as an international expert of FAO for fishways at large hydro power plants. For more detailed information see: http://www.ib-gebler.de

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Jun 23rd, 3:15 PM Jun 23rd, 3:40 PM

Session B5: Near-Nature Water Courses at Large Hydropower Plants as Fishways and Running Water Habitats

Groningen, The Netherlands

Abstract:

Since several years near-nature water courses are installed at large hydropower stations in Germany and Switzerland. They serve as fishways and but as well as habitats, especially for rheophilic species. So far 4 of them are in use at the rivers Rhine and Aare. The largest of these bypassing water courses has a length of 1000 m, a width of 40-50 m and a discharge of 10-30 m³/s that means the dimensions of a river. These near-natural running waters are arranged with a natural river bed, including riffles and gravel banks. The function of these structures is to establish the habitat connectivity between the upstream and the downstream section of the power station but also to offer running water habitats for rheophilic species. The author is the chief executive of the engineering consultants responsible for design and construction of these river-courses.

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