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Fishfriendly Innovative Technologies for Hydropower

Deliverables

Functional application matrix for identification of potential combinations of improvements measures

A decision matrix for assessing alternative mitigation measures for each identified bottleneck will be developed and included in the guidance handbook of D4.1

Project Management Plan Second Revision

Based on the WBS and Gantt chart developed in D7.1 the revision will check consistency and stage and quality of the implementation of the actions during the second period. If necessary some things will be adapted.

A List of solutions, models, tools and devices, their application range on a regional and overall level, the identified knowledge gaps and the recommendations to fill these

Report and compilation of the test cases issued from the different regions. Identification of the missing data and gaps. Definitions of recommendations region by region.

Review of policy requirements & financing instruments

Report on the key legal requirements for environmental improvements to existing and new hydropower projects (based on EU and national policies for selected research test cases). The report will also review financing instruments and subsidies to fund ecologically compatible hydropower production in selected research test cases.

Press release for dissemination

A press release will inform the public on the progress and actual state of research and results of the project. This aims mainly at the general public.

Plan for dissemination and exploitation of the project's results

Based on the first results of the intermediate exploitation plan (D6.4) this deliverable will finalise the tasks to prepare the common annotated template for the exploitation plans, and complete one template for each innovative solution developed beyond TRL6 within FIThydro as described in D6.4.

General cost figures for relevant solution, methods and tools

A set of cost-effectiveness measures and cost estimates will be provided at different levels for various solutions and combinations.

Second phase progress report

This deliverable will be an internal report on the progress of the project during the second period.

Intermediate Exploitation plan documents

This deliverable refers to (1) the preparation of a common annotated draft for a template for the exploitation plans, and (2) the draft of one template for each innovative solution developed beyond TRL6 within FIThydro. WP5 partners will prepare the common template and the product developers (i.e. FIThydro partners developing the innovative solutions) will fill it in for their individual solutions with guidance from WP5.

Stakeholder feedback on tools and products of FIThydro

Report on the conclusions of the 4 regional workshops where stakeholders will be consulted on the planning, implementation and use of technological options for ecologically compatible hydropower production in Year 1. Another report will be produced on the conclusions of the European workshop with stakeholders to take place in Year 3.

A classification system for methods, tools and measures for improvements measures

Guidance in the format of a handbook describing methods, tools and measures from WP1-3 will be developed

Public acceptance of alternative hydropower solutions

Report on the results of the social acceptance analysis aiming to identify the perceptions and preferences of the wider public vis-à-vis the construction or conversion of hydropower plants in the four case study regions.

Project Management Plan First Revision

Based on the WBS and Gantt chart developed in D7.1 the revision will check consistency and stage and quality of the implementation of the actions during the first period. If necessary some things will be adapted.

Working basis of solutions, models, tools and devices and identification of their application range on a regional and overall level to attain self-sustained fish populations

Report of solutions based on the analysis of the present solutions and the potential solutions. Definition of tools and devices which could be test in the WP3 in collaboration with the providers of the different regions.

Guidelines for mortality modelling

The concept of the Modelling Software Program BioPA will be adapted to European standards and fish species. This will be done mainly with Voith, which is highly involved in this issue.

Metadata overview on fish response to hydropower

Report and compilation of life history traits of European lampreys and fishes relevant to hydropower / hydropower environments. Based on that a referenced table will be developed classifying European fishes and lampreys according to their autecological threats

Development of a Corporate identity

This task aims to the development of a corporate identity for the project to strengthen the identification of all partners with the group and the aims of the project. On the other hand it shall make the project more visible and therefore support the dissemination and exploitation activities.

Fish Population Hazard Index

This deliverable develops a referenced, index-based assessment scheme for fish hazards at hydropower including an application guideline

Planning and organization of the different board meetings

The different meetings for GA, SC and CSMB have to be organized following the schedule given in chapter 3.2. Each year one GA meeting is taking part in one of the regions, where the region leader will be the main organizer with strong support of the PO.

Risk classification of European lampreys and fish species

Report and compilation of construction- and operation-related impacts from hydropower on fish populations

Communication & Dissemination Strategy

In strong interaction with D6.4 a strategy will be developed concerning the different ways of communication. This means the communication of the projects aims and results in the best and most effective ways but also intervals to communicate.

Stakeholder event for dissemination

This event is meant to infom the stakeholder about the projects contents and progress. It will also support Subtask 5.2b to get feedback on the public acceptance.

Set-up of a data and file sharing platform

The data and file sharing platform will be used first for the internal exchange between the partners. Later on the data will be made available to the public, following the OA strategy of EU.

Communication Strategy among the partners

A strategy is defined and implemented how to communicate in the most effective way among the partners to ensure a detailed exchange of information but avoid spreading too many information which are useless for special groups of partners. The strategy needs to be implemented for communication between Management, WP Leaders and Partners as well as between the partners directly.

Project Management Plan

This deliverable develops a detailed Gantt chart for the whole project as well as a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) which includes a schedule for each task, the responsible partners related to each subtasks, related deliverables, and dependencies on other tasks. This includes also planning and organization of the different board meetings.

First phase progress report

This deliverable will be an internal report on the progress of the project during the first period.

Website

This deliverable fullfills two functions, the internal and the external. It will be used as an internal platform to inform about the very actual status which can not yet be seen as a result on its own. For the external use it will be a platform to spread information about any kind of event related to the project, new publications of the project and general ongoing activities.

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Publications

FIThydro – neue Ansätze und Bewertungen für das Sedimentmanagement als Bestandteil der Betriebsstrategie an Wasserkraftanlagen

Author(s): Kordula Schwarzwälder, Hany Abo-El-Wafa und Peter Rutschmann
Published in: WASSERWIRTSCHAFT Technik - Forschung - Praxis, Issue 12, 2017, Page(s) 65-68, ISSN 0043-0978

FITHydro-Projekt untersucht Auswirkungen von Wasserkraft auf die Fließgewässerökologie

Author(s): Kordula Schwarzwälder, Hany Abo-El-Wafa und Peter Rutschmann
Published in: WASSERWIRTSCHAFT Technik - Forschung - Praxis, Issue 6, 2017, Page(s) 62-63, ISSN 0043-0978

3D modelling of non-uniform and turbulent flow in vertical slot fishways


Published in: ISSN 1364-8152
DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.09.011

Ein Fisch ist kein Punkt: Analyse von Strömungssignaturen in Fischaufstiegsanlagen mit einem Seitenlinien Sensor

Author(s): Jeffrey A. Tuhtan, Juan Fran Fuentes-Perez, Gert Toming, Matthias Schneider, Martin Schletterer
Published in: WASSERWIRTSCHAFT, Issue 108/2-3, 2018, Page(s) 48-53, ISSN 0043-0978
DOI: 10.1007/s35147-018-0015-1

Do artificial velocity refuges mitigate the physiological and behavioural consequences of hydropeaking on a freshwater Iberian cyprinid?

Author(s): M.J. Costa, I. Boavida, V. Almeida, S.J. Cooke, A. Pinheiro
Published in: Ecohydrology, 2018, Page(s) e1983, ISSN 1936-0584
DOI: 10.1002/eco.1983

Influencia de factores ambientales y biométricos en la capacidad de nado del barbo ibérico (Luciobarbus bocagei Steindachner, 1864), un ciprínido potamódromo endémico de la Península Ibérica.

Author(s): Ruiz-Legazpi J., Sanz-Ronda F. J., Bravo-Córdoba F. J., Fuentes-Pérez J. F., Castro-Santos T.
Published in: Limnetica, Issue 37 (2), 2018, Page(s) 251-265, ISSN 0213-8409
DOI: 10.23818/limn.37.21

Vertical slot versus submerged notch with bottom orifice: Looking for the best technical fishway type for Mediterranean barbels

Author(s): Francisco Javier Bravo-Córdoba, Francisco Javier Sanz-Ronda, Jorge Ruiz-Legazpi, Jorge Valbuena-Castro, Sergio Makrakis
Published in: Ecological Engineering, Issue 122, 2018, Page(s) 120-125, ISSN 0925-8574
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2018.07.019

Le projet FIThydro : une initiative européenne pour une hydroélectricité durable et respectueuse des poissons

Author(s): Manon Dewitte, Laurent David, Eleftheria Kampa, Yohann Coeck
Published in: La Houille Blanche, Issue 4, 2018, Page(s) 77-79, ISSN 0018-6368
DOI: 10.1051/lhb/2018045

Field measurements of the attractivity of bypasses for fishfriendly trashrack

Author(s): Fatma Lemkecher, Laurent David, Dominique Courret, Ludovic Chatellier
Published in: E3S Web of Conferences, Issue 40, 2018, Page(s) 03039, ISSN 2267-1242
DOI: 10.1051/e3sconf/20184003039

Ecologically-based criteria for hydropeaking mitigation: A review

Author(s): Miguel Moreira, Daniel S. Hayes, Isabel Boavida, Martin Schletterer, Stefan Schmutz, António Pinheiro
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, Issue 657, 2019, Page(s) 1508-1522, ISSN 0048-9697
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.107

Fish under pressure: Examining behavioural responses of Iberian barbel under simulated hydropeaking with instream structures

Author(s): M. J. Costa, J. F. Fuentes-Pérez, I. Boavida, J. A. Tuhtan, A. N. Pinheiro
Published in: PLOS ONE, Issue 14/1, 2019, Page(s) e0211115, ISSN 1932-6203
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0211115

Protecting efficiently sea-migrating salmon smolts from entering hydropower plant turbines with inclined or oriented low bar spacing racks

Author(s): Sylvie Tomanova, Dominique Courret, Alain Alric, Eric De Oliveira, Thierry Lagarrigue, Stéphane Tétard
Published in: Ecological Engineering, Issue 122, 2018, Page(s) 143-152, ISSN 0925-8574
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2018.07.034

Do We Know Enough to Save European Riverine Fish?—A Systematic Review on Autecological Requirements During Critical Life Stages of 10 Rheophilic Species at Risk

Author(s): Nicole Smialek, Joachim Pander, Melanie Mueller, Ruben van Treeck, Christian Wolter, Juergen Geist
Published in: Sustainability, Issue 11/18, 2019, Page(s) 5011, ISSN 2071-1050
DOI: 10.3390/su11185011

The Contribution of Different Restored Habitats to Fish Diversity and Population Development in a Highly Modified River: A Case Study from the River Günz

Author(s): Joachim Pander, Juergen Geist
Published in: Water, Issue 10/9, 2018, Page(s) 1202, ISSN 2073-4441
DOI: 10.3390/w10091202

The impact of intermediate-head navigation locks on downstream fish passage


Published in: ISSN 1535-1459
DOI: 10.1002/rra.3403

Fish species sensitivity classification for environmental impact assessment, conservation and restoration planning

Author(s): Ruben van Treeck, Jeroen Van Wichelen, Christian Wolter
Published in: Science of The Total Environment, 2019, Page(s) 135173, ISSN 0048-9697
DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2019.135173

Upstream passage of adult sea trout (Salmo trutta) at a low-head weir with an Archimedean screw hydropower turbine and co-located fish pass

Author(s): Jamie R. Dodd, Jonathan D. Bolland, Jon Hateley, Ian G. Cowx, Sam E. Walton, Marco E. G. V. Cattaneo, Richard A. A. Noble
Published in: Marine and Freshwater Research, Issue 69/12, 2018, Page(s) 1822, ISSN 1323-1650
DOI: 10.1071/mf18125

Comment on “Experimental hydraulics on fish-friendly trash-racks: An ecological approach” (M. Szabo-Meszaros, C.U. Navaratnam, J. Aberle, A.T. Silva, T. Forseth, O. Calles, H.-P. Fjeldstad, K. Alfredsen, Ecol. Eng., 113, 2018, 11–20)

Author(s): Claudia Beck, Julian Meister, Helge Fuchs, Ismail Albayrak, Robert M. Boes
Published in: Ecological Engineering, Issue 130, 2019, Page(s) 196-197, ISSN 0925-8574
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2019.02.013

Fish behavior and fish guidance at hydropower intake screens for fish downstream passage

Author(s): Franz Geiger, Mathilde Cuchet, Peter Rutschmann
Published in: E3S Web of Conferences, Issue 40, 2018, Page(s) 03041, ISSN 2267-1242
DOI: 10.1051/e3sconf/20184003041

Contribution of Different Elements of Inclined Trash Racks to Head Losses Modeling

Author(s): Fatma Lemkecher, Ludovic Chatellier, Dominique Courret, Laurent David
Published in: Water, Issue 12/4, 2020, Page(s) 966, ISSN 2073-4441
DOI: 10.3390/w12040966

Velocity Fields at Horizontal Bar Racks as Fish Guidance Structures

Author(s): Julian Meister, Helge Fuchs, Claudia Beck, Ismail Albayrak, Robert M. Boes
Published in: Water, Issue 12/1, 2020, Page(s) 280, ISSN 2073-4441
DOI: 10.3390/w12010280

Hydraulic performance of fish guidance structures with curved bars – Part 2: flow fields

Author(s): Claudia Beck, Ismail Albayrak, Julian Meister, Robert M. Boes
Published in: Journal of Hydraulic Research, 2019, Page(s) 1-12, ISSN 0022-1686
DOI: 10.1080/00221686.2019.1671516

Hydraulic performance of fish guidance structures with curved bars – Part 1: head loss assessment

Author(s): Claudia Beck, Ismail Albayrak, Julian Meister, Robert M. Boes
Published in: Journal of Hydraulic Research, 2019, Page(s) 1-12, ISSN 0022-1686
DOI: 10.1080/00221686.2019.1671515

Head Losses of Horizontal Bar Racks as Fish Guidance Structures

Author(s): Julian Meister, Helge Fuchs, Claudia Beck, Ismail Albayrak, Robert M. Boes
Published in: Water, Issue 12/2, 2020, Page(s) 475, ISSN 2073-4441
DOI: 10.3390/w12020475

The eflows methodology

Author(s): A. Harby, L. David
Published in: 2nd Regional Stakeholder Workshop – Iberian Peninsula. 20 mars 2018, Lisbon Portugal, 2018

Solutions for downstream migration




Sediment transport




Solutions pour assurer le passage sécuritaire des poissons au niveau des installations hydroélectriques




1st Regional Stakeholder Workshop – France & Belgium




Fishfriendly Innovative Technologies for hydropower (FIThydro) Swiss case studies HPP Bannwil & HPP Schiffmühle

Author(s): J. Meister, C. Beck, H. Fuchs, I. Albayrak, R. Boes
Published in: "7. Workshop des Forums ""Fischschutz und Fischabstieg""", 2018
DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000259524

Downstream fish guidance systems for large run-of-river hydropower plants

Author(s): C. Beck, I. Albayrak, R. Boes
Published in: "7. Workshop des Forums ""Fischschutz und Fischabstieg""", 2018

Downstream fish guidance systems with horizontal bars

Author(s): J. Meister, H. Fuchs, I. Albayrak, R. Boes
Published in: "7. Workshop des Forums ""Fischschutz und Fischabstieg""", 2018

Influence of macro-roughnesses on vertical slot fishways

Author(s): A. Ballu, G. Pineau, D. Calluaud, L. David
Published in: 7th International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures, 2018
DOI: 10.15142/t39s7q

Fischleitrechen mit horizontalen Stabelementen

Author(s): Julian Meister
Published in: 19. Treffen junger WissenschaftlerInnen deutschsprachiger Wasserbauinstitute, 2017, Page(s) 37-40

Horizontal Bar Rack Bypass Systems for Fish Downstream Migration: State of Knowledge, Limitations, and Gaps

Author(s): Julian Meister, Helge Fuchs, Ismail Albayrak, Robert M. Boes
Published in: 12th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE 2018), Tokyo, Japan, August 19-24, 2018, 2018
DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000305990

Research Overview on Multi-Species Downstream Migration Measures at the Fithydro Test Case HPP Bannwil

Author(s): Carl R. Kriewitz-Byun, Jeffrey A. Tuthan, Toming Gert, Ismail Albayrak, Stephan Kammerer, David Floria Vetsch, Armin Peter, Ulli Stoltz, Walter Gabl, Daniel Marbacher
Published in: 12th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE 2018), Tokyo, Japan, August 19-24, 2018, 2018
DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000308171

Improved Hydraulic Performance of Fish Guidance Structures with Innovative Bar Design

Author(s): Claudia Beck, Ismail Albayrak, Robert M. Boes
Published in: 12th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE 2018), Tokyo, Japan, August 19-24, 2018, 2018
DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000289463

Downstream fish passage technologies for SMALL-to-MEDIUM hydropower plants: Part I.

Author(s): L. David, F. Lemkecher, L. Chatellier, M. Dewitte, D. Courret, A. Doessegger
Published in: HydroES Conference, 2019

Bed-Load Diversion with a Vortex Tube System

Author(s): Cristina Rachelly, Ismail Albayrak, Robert M. Boes, Volker Weitbrecht
Published in: 38th International Association for Hydro-Environmental Engineering and Research World Congress (IAHR 2019), Panama City, Panama, September 1-6, 2019, 2019
DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000370865

Hydraulic and fish-biological performance of fish guidance structures with curved bars

Author(s): Claudia Beck
Published in: 38th International Association for Hydro-Environmental Engineering and Research World Congress (IAHR 2019), Panama City, Panama, Issue September 1-6, 2019, 2019
DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000371526

Hydraulics of horizontal bar racks for fish downstream migration

Author(s): Julian Meister, Helge Fuchs, Ismail Albayrak, Robert M. Boes
Published in: 38th International Association for Hydro-Environmental Engineering and Research World Congress (IAHR 2019), Panama City, Panama, Issue September 1-6, 2019, 2019
DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000371033

A framework to identify cost-effective mitigation measures using Bayesian Networks

Author(s): Ana Adeva-Bustos, Manon Dewitte, Terese Rutkowski and Atle Harby
Published in: 6th biennial Symposium of the International Society for River Science, 2019, Page(s) 182

Airborne Image Velocimetry Measurements at the Hydropower Plant Schiffmühle on Limmat River, Switzerland

Author(s): Martin Detert, Liekai Cao, Ismail Albayrak,
Published in: the 2nd International Symposium and Exhibition on Hydro-Environment Sensors and Software, HydroSenSoft, Issue 2019, 2019, Page(s) 211-217
DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000341626

Investigation of the fish passage through Bulb Turbines by means of flow simulation

Author(s): Sarah Jäger
Published in: Hochschule Ulm, 2018

Effects of hydropeaking and refuge configurations on the behaviour of cyprinids in experimental flume conditions

Author(s): Costa, Maria João Ferreira Rodrigues
Published in: Issue 3, 2019