River Management and Ecology 2024
March 21 – March 22
The joint Expert Event of vgbe energy and VÖU brings together experts from policy, authorities, operators, manufacturers and suppliers, scientists, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders to discuss crucial issues in the fields of river management, restoration and ecology. Rivers serve as vibrant hubs of biodiversity, providing essential water for domestic, agricultural, industrial, and energy needs, as well as supporting various ecosystem services. Effective river management optimizing these diverse benefits is pivotal for ensuring water security and addressing multiple policy objectives. Challenges related to environmental conservation, ecosystem preservation and restoration extend beyond specific industries, encompassing our entire society. There exists a pressing need to bolster capacity, exchange knowledge, and facilitate information sharing to address these challenges using current research as well as widely accepted best practices beyond disciplines. This year, one main focus is on ecohydraulics — an interdisciplinary field merging aquatic ecology and fluid mechanics.