Joint Workshop
IEA Hydropower TCP – European Commission DG RTD
 29 and 30 May 2017

Madou building, Auditorium Karel Van Miert
 Place Madou 1, Brussels

The increased focus on ecological issues in regulated rivers calls for an international understanding on how hydropower industry can be developed towards a more environmentally friendly operation and how European legislation and framework is used to regulate renewable energy production from hydropower. The workshop intends to address the European research and legislation relevant for hydropower production and the impacts on fish in regulated rivers. 

We would welcome your attendance at the workshop and your participation in the discussions. The workshop presentations from hydropower producers, researchers, hydropower policy and river management, will cover the topics, challenges and interests in the intercepts between hydropower and fish.  Please find more information in the DRAFT AGENDA .

The workshop will be followed by a field visit to the Ham Hydropower Plant at the Albert Canal, close to Brussels, on 31 May 2017.

Please note that, due to increased security measures, you will need to register for the event by sending an email to before the registration deadline of 15 May 2017 and that you will be required to present a valid proof of identity on the day of the event to access the venue.

Due to the capacity of the room, we can only accept a limited number of participants. You will receive confirmation of your attendance to the event shortly after the registration deadline.

Please feel free to download this invitation and forward it to anyone who might be interested in participating in the workshop.

Hans-Petter Fjeldstad -  Operating Agent, IEA Hydropower TCP Annex XIII               Thomas Schleker -  Policy Officer,  European Commission DG RTD