SAVE THE DATE! Regulated Rivers II
- Start Date: May 08, 2019
- End Date: May 09, 2019
- Time: 9 am - 5 pm
- City: Nelson, BC
- Venue: Prestige Lakeside Resort and Convention Centre
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Regulated waterways provide important services such as flood regulation, power generation with low greenhouse gas emissions, and energy storage. Nevertheless, the damming and regulation of rivers incurs ecological costs via the operation of reservoirs and alteration of downstream flows, combined with the often permanent loss of valley bottom habitat. Regulation can affect both upstream (reservoir) and downstream environments. An increase in smaller hydro-electric (i.e. run-of-river) projects led to a flourish in studying their unique impacts, and many of these projects are concluding their 5-10 year monitoring programs. Despite a large footprint, considerable ecological function remains in these regulated systems, and the wealth of research that continues to emerge increases our understanding of ecosystem processes within regulated rivers with the potential to mitigate footprint and operational impacts to plants, fish, and wildlife.
This conference is a follow up to the 2015 “Regulated Rivers: Environment, Ecology, and Management” conference that was held at Selkirk College in Castlegar, BC.
Through two days of presentations, a poster session and dialogue opportunities, this conference will provide an opportunity for scientists and managers to share results of recent research on regulated river environments, processes, and operations in the Pacific Northwest and elsewhere.