21–24 june 2021, virtual
Fish passage 2021
join us for fish passage 2021!
Learn from and connect with leading experts from around the world to discuss fish passage engineering and research, dam removal, mapping migratory routes of fish, legislation and much more.
This webinar aims to showcase cutting edge research, celebrate successful projects, discuss challenges and promote networking and knowledge exchange between various sectors. Now is the time to come together as a community to focus on the future of river connectivity. We hope to leave you with a renewed sense of what’s possible for the world’s freshwater ecosystems!
This is a 4 day webinar organized over 4 different time zones. In each 2.5 hour session we will:
- showcase 12 international invited speakers to present their cutting edge research and work from around the world,
- visit 12 projects, with live on-location interviews, and
- host discussion and breakout sessions.
Meet the invited speakers
Dr. Brian Cluer
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA)
Dr. Anne Shaffer
Coastal Watershed Institute (USA)
Dr. Ronaldo Barthem
Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi (Brazil)
Dr. Céline Hanzen
University of Kwa-Zulu Natal (South Africa)
Dr. Frank Masese
University of Eldoret (Kenya)
The Nature Conservancy (USA)
Dr. Paul Kemp
University of Southampton (UK)
Dr. Ana Silva
Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (Norway)
CDM Smith (Germany)
Wilco de Bruijne
OAK Consultants (Netherlands)
Dr. Paul Franklin
National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research - NIWA (New Zealand)
Dr. Stefan Schmutz
University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (Austria)
Henk Ovink, Dutch Water Envoy
Official opening live from the Haringvliet Sluice on day 3 (23 June)
Henk Ovink was appointed by the Cabinet of the Netherlands as the first Special Envoy for International Water Affairs in 2015. As the Ambassador for Water, he is responsible for advocating water awareness around the world, focusing on building institutional capacity and coalitions among governments, multilateral organisations, the private sector and NGOs to address the world’s pressing water needs and help initiate transformative interventions.
Through his water and economic diplomacy, he connects a close network in the Netherlands with a strong and well maintained international network. He works closely with our Embassies, Consulates and Permanent Representations. The Water Envoy operates across the full spectrum of the water sector and builds lasting relationships with the most important partners, relevant government agencies, knowledge institutions, umbrella organisations, coordinating and representative bodies, businesses, and social organisations. Among the last are the World Bank, United Nations, EU and OECD. He also makes connections with other relevant top sectors such as energy, agriculture, and the creative industry.