Fish Protection Technologies and Fish Ways for Downstream Migration

  • Ulrich Schwevers
  • Beate Adam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ulrich Schwevers, Beate Adam
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  3. Ulrich Schwevers, Beate Adam
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  4. Ulrich Schwevers, Beate Adam
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 245-279

About this book


This book offers a comprehensive review of current systems for fish protection and downstream migration. It offers the first systematic description of the currently available technologies for fish protection at hydropower intakes, including accurate and timely data collected by the authors and other researchers. It describes how to design and test them in agreement with the guidelines established from the EU Water Framework Directive. The book includes important information about fish biology, with a special focus on swimming and migration mechanisms. It offers a robust bridge between concepts  in applied ecology and civil hydraulic engineering, thus providing biologists and hydraulic engineers with an authoritative reference guide  to both the theory and practice of fish protection. It is also of interest for planners, public authorities as well as environmental consultants 


European Water Framework Directive 2000 Fish-friendly turbines Development of fish bypass systems Trap and truck fish passages Electric fish deflection systems Acoustic fish deflection systems Regulation of downstream fish ways Fish protection at hydropower dams

Authors and affiliations

  • Ulrich Schwevers
    • 1
  • Beate Adam
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für angewandte ÖkologieKirtorfGermany
  2. 2.Institut für angewandte ÖkologieKirtorfGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-19241-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-19242-6
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