EcCoENetter 2024-04

Welcome to ECoENetter

It is with great pleasure that we launch our 21th issue of the ECoENet newsletter – ECoENetter! In this issue you will find loads of news about our network!


  • 15th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics and Fish Passage
  • The future of ecohydraulics: survey
  • Video interview: Writing and winning a MSCA grant
  • ECoENet at next conferences
  • Your ecohydraulics stories

ISE-FP 2024 

The waiting is finally over! After almost 6 years and 2 online symposia it is time to meet up again in person!

The 15th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics and Fish Passage (ISE-FP 2024), our “mother” conference, will be held in Québec City, Canada, May 5-9 2024. There will be four keynotes and 41 sessions under 11 themes.

Workshop on career paths and emerging technologies

On May 5, from 12:30 to 16:30, the EcoENet workshop for students and early careers will take place. The workshop will focus on Local Challenges & Global Networking in Ecohydraulics and includes three keynotes from Carole-Anne Gillis (GINU), Raphaël Pilon (WSP), and Luiz da Silva (ETH Zurich) providing us with perspectives from both academia and industry.

In this biannual meeting, we will discuss and work together on emerging challenges in ecohydraulics research and practice and will explore in exciting group activities how new technologies can address these challenges. During the meeting, we will report on our activities, collect your feedback, and sketch some action directions for the future.

The workshop is free of charge and it is still possible to register and take part by sending an email to the conference organisers (

The future of ecohydraulics: survey 

We are reaching out to tap into your valuable expertise, as we delve into the evolving landscape of ecohydraulics and fish passage. Your insights are crucial in understanding the current trends and envisioning how emerging technologies could redefine our field.

In light of this, we invite you to share your thoughts through a brief survey, which will take no more than 5-10 minutes of your time. Your participation will significantly contribute to our collective knowledge and help us navigate the future more effectively.

Access the survey here → 

Writing and winning a MSCA grant

In our newest video from our interview series, Hannah Schwedhelm and Matteo Redana talk with Davide Vettori about his journey of writing and winning a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) Postdoctoral Fellowship.

Davide is a long-term ECoENet committee member. Currently, he is a research fellow at Politecnico di Torino, Italy, working on flow-eelgrass-sediment interactions within the SHIEELD project. His research interests embrace several topics with particular focus on flow-biota-sediment interactions and turbulence.

Share your stories!

We wish to continue our interview series. If you are interested in sharing your stories with the community, reach out to us and we’ll be happy to connect!

We’d even be happy to create a 5-minute interview with you at the ISE-FP conference next week.

ECoENet at next conferences

Some of us will be attending some conferences across Europe in the following months. If you would like to get in touch you can find us at:

8th IAHR Europe Congress

The 8th IAHR Europe Congress will be held in Lisbon, Portugal on 4-7 June 2024. The theme of the event is “Water – Across Boundaries”. There are several sessions that may be of interest to our community. Check the event website for further information.

10th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics

The 10th International Symposium on Environmental Hydraulics (ISEH) will be held in Aberdeen, Scotland on 25–27 June 2024. Sponsored by the International Association of Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), the event will bring together international experts to present and discuss new research, technical innovations and case studies relating to the symposium’s theme “environmental hydraulics for a sustainable and resilient future”.

Check the event website for further information.

River Flow 2024

The 12th International Conference on Fluvial Hydraulics (also known as River Flow) will be held in Liverpool, United Kingdom on 2-6 September 2024. Organized since 2002 under the auspices of the Fluvial Hydraulics Committee of the International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), the River Flow Conference Series has become one of the main international forum for dissemination of research and industrial practice on fluvial hydraulics and river engineering. The conference’s themes include: River morphodynamics and management, and Natural Flood Management, vegetation, wood and river restoration among others.

Check the event website for further information.

Your ecohydraulic stories

Are you working on something related to ecohydraulics? Did you produce anything that may be relevant for your peers? Or even published a report or paper?

Let us know!

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