Opendata, web and dolomites


Fishfriendly Innovative Technologies for Hydropower

Total Cost €


EC-Contrib. €






Project "FIThydro" data sheet

The following table provides information about the project.


Organization address
address: Arcisstrasse 21
postcode: 80333

contact info
title: n.a.
name: n.a.
surname: n.a.
function: n.a.
email: n.a.
telephone: n.a.
fax: n.a.

 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Project website
 Total cost 7˙171˙550 €
 EC max contribution 5˙888˙423 € (82%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.3.3.2. (Low-cost, low-carbon energy supply)
 Code Call H2020-LCE-2016-RES-CCS-RIA
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-11-01   to  2020-10-31


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    SINTEF ENERGI AS NO (TRONDHEIM) participant 633˙035.00
3    ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH DE (BERLIN) participant 442˙376.00
7    FORSCHUNGSVERBUND BERLIN EV DE (BERLIN) participant 310˙055.00
9    UNIVERSITY OF HULL UK (HULL) participant 257˙988.00
11    LEW WASSERKRAFT GMBH DE (AUGSBURG) participant 212˙895.00
12    TALLINNA TEHNIKAULIKOOL EE (TALLINN) participant 206˙175.00
15    VERBUND HYDRO POWER GMBH AT (WIEN) participant 121˙250.00
17    UNIPER KRAFTWERKE GMBH DE (DUSSELDORF) participant 100˙450.00
18    STATKRAFT AS NO (OSLO) participant 100˙000.00
19    FLUSSBAU IC GESMBH AT (WIEN) participant 67˙500.00
20    SWECO NORGE AS NO (OSLO) participant 67˙500.00
21    C H SALTO DE VADOCONDES SA ES (BURGOS) participant 46˙000.00
22    AF CONSULT SWITZERLAND AG CH (BADEN) participant 0.00
23    BKW Energie AG CH (Bern) participant 0.00
25    LIMMATKRAFTWERKE AG CH (BADEN) participant 0.00
26    PETER ARMIN CH (OLTEN) participant 0.00


 Project objective

FIThydro addresses the decision support in commissioning and operating hydropower plants (HPP) by use of existing and innovative technologies. It concentrates on mitigation measures and strategies to develop cost-efficient environmental solutions and on strategies to avoid individual fish damage and enhancing population developments. Therefore HPPS all over Europe are involved as test sites. The facilities for upstream and downstream migration are evaluated, different bypass systems including their use as habitats and the influence of sediment on habitat. In addition existing tools and devices will be enhanced during the project and will be used in the experimental set-ups in the laboratories and at the test sites for e.g. detection of fish or prediction of behavior. This includes sensor fish, different solutions for migration as e.g. trash rack variations, different fish tracking systems, but also numerical models as habitat and population model or virtual fish swimming path model. Therefore a three-level-based workplan was created with preparatory desk work at the beginning to analyze shortcomings and potential in environment-friendly hydropower. Following the experimental tests will be conducted at the different test sites to demonstrate and evaluate the effects of the different options not covered by the desk-work. Thirdly, these results are fed into a risk based Decision Support System (DSS) which is developed for planning, commissioning and operating of HPPs. It is meant to enable operators to fulfill the requirements of cost-effective production and at the same time meet the environmental obligations and targets under European legislation and achieve a self-sustained fish population.


List of deliverables.
Stakeholder event for dissemination Other 2020-03-24 10:48:44
Project Management Plan Second Revision Documents, reports 2020-03-24 10:49:49
Public acceptance of alternative hydropower solutions Documents, reports 2020-03-24 10:47:54
Functional application matrix for identification of potential combinations of improvements measures Documents, reports 2020-03-24 10:48:26
Plan for dissemination and exploitation of the project\'s results Documents, reports 2020-03-24 10:48:55
Stakeholder feedback on tools and products of FIThydro Documents, reports 2020-03-24 10:47:03
Guidelines for mortality modelling Documents, reports 2020-03-24 10:48:57
Fish Population Hazard Index Other 2020-03-24 10:49:55
Working basis of solutions, models, tools and devices and identification of their application range on a regional and overall level to attain self-sustained fish populations Documents, reports 2020-03-24 10:49:16
Intermediate Exploitation plan documents Documents, reports 2019-07-23 15:26:36
First phase progress report Other 2019-07-23 15:26:35
A List of solutions, models, tools and devices, their application range on a regional and overall level, the identified knowledge gaps and the recommendations to fill these Documents, reports 2019-07-23 15:26:27
Risk classification of European lampreys and fish species Other 2019-07-23 15:26:33
A classification system for methods, tools and measures for improvements measures Documents, reports 2019-07-23 16:52:48
Communication & Dissemination Strategy Other 2019-07-18 20:18:46
Project Management Plan Other 2019-07-18 20:18:46
Set-up of a data and file sharing platform Other 2019-07-18 20:18:46
Communication Strategy among the partners Other 2019-07-18 20:18:46
Planning and organization of the different board meetings Other 2019-07-18 20:18:46
Website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-07-18 20:18:46
Development of a Corporate identity Other 2019-07-18 20:18:46
Metadata overview on fish response to hydropower Documents, reports 2019-07-18 20:18:46
Review of policy requirements & financing instruments Documents, reports 2019-07-18 20:18:46
Press release for dissemination Documents, reports 2019-07-18 20:18:46
Project Management Plan First Revision Documents, reports 2019-07-18 20:18:46

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of FIThydro deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Fatma Lemkecher, Ludovic Chatellier, Dominique Courret, Laurent David
Contribution of Different Elements of Inclined Trash Racks to Head Losses Modeling
published pages: 966, ISSN: 2073-4441, DOI: 10.3390/w12040966
Water 12/4 2020-04-15
2018 Franz Geiger, Mathilde Cuchet, Peter Rutschmann
Fish behavior and fish guidance at hydropower intake screens for fish downstream passage
published pages: 3041, ISSN: 2267-1242, DOI: 10.1051/e3sconf/20184003041
E3S Web of Conferences 40 2019-11-25
2019 Claudia Beck
Hydraulic and fish-biological performance of fish guidance structures with curved bars
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000371526
38th International Association for Hydro-Environmental Engineering and Research World Congress (IAHR 2019), Panama City, Panama September 1-6, 2019 2019-11-08
2018 Ismail Albayrak, Claudia Beck, Julian Meister, Helge Fuchs, Robert M. Boes
Downstream fish passage at hydropower plants by means of fish guidance structures
published pages: paper 14.03, ISSN: , DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000308117
Hydro 2018: Progress through Partnerships – Hydropower & Dams, Gdansk, Poland October 15-17, 2018 2019-11-08
2019 Julian Meister, Helge Fuchs, Ismail Albayrak, Robert M. Boes
Hydraulics of horizontal bar racks for fish downstream migration
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000371033
38th International Association for Hydro-Environmental Engineering and Research World Congress (IAHR 2019), Panama City, Panama September 1-6, 2019 2019-11-08
2019 Cristina Rachelly, Ismail Albayrak, Robert M. Boes, Volker Weitbrecht
Bed-Load Diversion with a Vortex Tube System
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000370865
38th International Association for Hydro-Environmental Engineering and Research World Congress (IAHR 2019), Panama City, Panama, September 1-6, 2019 2019-11-08
2018 Sarah Jäger
Investigation of the fish passage through BulbTurbines by means of flow simulation
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Hochschule Ulm 2019-11-07
2018 Atle Harby, Terese Rutkowski, Hans-Petter Fjeldstad
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Ecohydraulics 2018 2019-11-07
2019 Atle Harby, Ana Adeva Bustos, Bendik Torp Hansen, Richard A.A. Noble and Terese Rutkowski
Cost-effective environmental mitigation measures i hydropower rivers
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Hydro 2019 2019-11-07
2018 Jamie R. Dodd, Jonathan D. Bolland, Jon Hateley, Ian G. Cowx, Sam E. Walton, Marco E. G. V. Cattaneo, Richard A. A. Noble
Upstream passage of adult sea trout (Salmo trutta) at a low-head weir with an Archimedean screw hydropower turbine and co-located fish pass
published pages: 1822, ISSN: 1323-1650, DOI: 10.1071/mf18125
Marine and Freshwater Research 69/12 2019-11-07
2019 Jenna Vergeynst, Ine Pauwels, Raf Baeyens, Johan Coeck, Ingmar Nopens, Tom De Mulder, Ans Mouton
The impact of intermediate-head navigation locks on downstream fish passage
published pages: 224-235, ISSN: 1535-1459, DOI: 10.1002/rra.3403
River Research and Applications 35/3 2019-11-07
2019 Ana Adeva-Bustos, Manon Dewitte, Terese Rutkowski and Atle Harby
A framework to identify cost-effective mitigation measures using Bayesian Networks
published pages: 182, ISSN: , DOI:
6th biennial Symposium of the International Society for River Science 2019-11-07
2019 Ruben van Treeck, Jeroen Van Wichelen, Christian Wolter
Fish species sensitivity classification for environmental impact assessment, conservation and restoration planning
published pages: , ISSN: 0048-9697, DOI:
Science of the total environment 2019-11-07
2019 Claudia Beck, Julian Meister, Helge Fuchs, Ismail Albayrak, Robert M. Boes
Comment on “Experimental hydraulics on fish-friendly trash-racks: An ecological approach” (M. Szabo-Meszaros, C.U. Navaratnam, J. Aberle, A.T. Silva, T. Forseth, O. Calles, H.-P. Fjeldstad, K. Alfredsen, Ecol. Eng., 113, 2018, 11–20)
published pages: 196-197, ISSN: 0925-8574, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2019.02.013
Ecological Engineering 130 2019-11-07
2019 Franz Geiger, Mathilde Cuchet, Peter Rutschmann
Assessing and mitigating fish damage during turbine passage
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
HYDRO 2019 2019-10-31
2018 Joachim Pander, Juergen Geist
The Contribution of Different Restored Habitats to Fish Diversity and Population Development in a Highly Modified River: A Case Study from the River Günz
published pages: 1202, ISSN: 2073-4441, DOI: 10.3390/w10091202
Water 10/9 2019-10-17
2018 Ruiz-Legazpi J., Sanz-Ronda F. J., Bravo-Córdoba F. J., Fuentes-Pérez J. F., Castro-Santos T.
Influencia de factores ambientales y biométricos en la capacidad de nado del barbo ibérico (Luciobarbus bocagei Steindachner, 1864), un ciprínido potamódromo endémico de la Península Ibérica.
published pages: 251-265, ISSN: 0213-8409, DOI: 10.23818/limn.37.21
Limnetica 37 (2) 2019-10-08
2018 Manon Dewitte, Laurent David, Eleftheria Kampa, Yohann Coeck
Le projet FIThydro : une initiative européenne pour une hydroélectricité durable et respectueuse des poissons
published pages: 77-79, ISSN: 0018-6368, DOI: 10.1051/lhb/2018045
La Houille Blanche 4 2019-10-08
2018 Fatma Lemkecher, Laurent David, Dominique Courret, Ludovic Chatellier
Field measurements of the attractivity of bypasses for fishfriendly trashrack
published pages: 3039, ISSN: 2267-1242, DOI: 10.1051/e3sconf/20184003039
E3S Web of Conferences 40 2019-10-08
2018 Francisco Javier Bravo-Córdoba, Francisco Javier Sanz-Ronda, Jorge Ruiz-Legazpi, Jorge Valbuena-Castro, Sergio Makrakis
Vertical slot versus submerged notch with bottom orifice: Looking for the best technical fishway type for Mediterranean barbels
published pages: 120-125, ISSN: 0925-8574, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2018.07.019
Ecological Engineering 122 2019-10-08
2019 Nicole Smialek, Joachim Pander, Melanie Mueller, Ruben van Treeck, Christian Wolter, Juergen Geist
Do We Know Enough to Save European Riverine Fish?—A Systematic Review on Autecological Requirements During Critical Life Stages of 10 Rheophilic Species at Risk
published pages: 5011, ISSN: 2071-1050, DOI: 10.3390/su11185011
Sustainability 11/18 2019-09-20
2018 M. Dewitte, E. Kampa, J. Coek, L. David
1st Regional Stakeholder Workshop – France & Belgium
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Workshop 2019-07-18
2018 P. Sagnes
Solutions pour assurer le passage sécuritaire des poissons au niveau des installations hydroélectriques
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
First Regional Stakeholder Workshop – France & Belgium 2019-07-18
2018 A. Ballu, G. Pineau, D. Calluaud, L. David
Influence of macro-roughnesses on vertical slot fishways
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.15142/t39s7q
7th International Symposium on Hydraulic Structures 2019-07-18
2018 J. Meister, C. Beck, H. Fuchs, I. Albayrak, R. Boes
Fishfriendly Innovative Technologies for hydropower (FIThydro) Swiss case studies HPP Bannwil & HPP Schiffmühle
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
\"7. Workshop des Forums \"\"Fischschutz und Fischabstieg\"\"\" 2019-07-18
2018 A. Harby, L. David
The eflows methodology
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2nd Regional Stakeholder Workshop – Iberian Peninsula. 20 mars 2018, Lisbon Portugal 2019-07-18
2017 Kordula Schwarzwälder, Hany Abo-El-Wafa und Peter Rutschmann
FITHydro-Projekt untersucht Auswirkungen von Wasserkraft auf die Fließgewässerökologie
published pages: 62-63, ISSN: 0043-0978, DOI:
WASSERWIRTSCHAFT Technik - Forschung - Praxis 6 2019-07-18
2017 Julian Meister
Fischleitrechen mit horizontalen Stabelementen
published pages: 37-40, ISSN: , DOI:
19. Treffen junger WissenschaftlerInnen deutschsprachiger Wasserbauinstitute 2019-07-18
2018 J. Meister, H. Fuchs, I. Albayrak, R. Boes
Downstream fish guidance systems with horizontal bars
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
\"7. Workshop des Forums \"\"Fischschutz und Fischabstieg\"\"\" 2019-07-18
2018 J.F. Fuentes-Pérez, A.T. Silva, J.A. Tuhtan, A. García-Vega, R. Carbonell-Baeza, M. Musall, M. Kruusmaa
3D modelling of non-uniform and turbulent flow in vertical slot fishways
published pages: 156-169, ISSN: 1364-8152, DOI: 10.1016/j.envsoft.2017.09.011
Environmental Modelling & Software 99 2019-07-18
2018 C. Beck, I. Albayrak, R. Boes
Downstream fish guidance systems for large run-of-river hydropower plants
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
\"7. Workshop des Forums \"\"Fischschutz und Fischabstieg\"\"\" 2019-07-18
2018 L. David, I. Albayrak & D. Courret
Solutions for downstream migration
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
2nd Regional Stakeholder Workshop – Iberian Peninsula 2019-07-18
2018 M.J. Costa, I. Boavida, V. Almeida, S.J. Cooke, A. Pinheiro
Do artificial velocity refuges mitigate the physiological and behavioural consequences of hydropeaking on a freshwater Iberian cyprinid?
published pages: e1983, ISSN: 1936-0584, DOI: 10.1002/eco.1983
Ecohydrology 2019-07-18
2018 Jeffrey Andrew Tuhtan, Juan Francisco Fuentes-Perez, Gert Toming, Matthias Schneider, Richard Schwarzenberger, Martin Schletterer, Maarja Kruusmaa
Man-made flows from a fish’s perspective: autonomous classification of turbulent fishway flows with field data collected using an artificial lateral line
published pages: , ISSN: 1748-3182, DOI: 10.1088/1748-3190/aabc79
Bioinspiration & Biomimetics 2019-07-18
2017 Kordula Schwarzwälder, Hany Abo-El-Wafa und Peter Rutschmann
FIThydro – neue Ansätze und Bewertungen für das Sedimentmanagement als Bestandteil der Betriebsstrategie an Wasserkraftanlagen
published pages: 65-68, ISSN: 0043-0978, DOI:
WASSERWIRTSCHAFT Technik - Forschung - Praxis 12 2019-07-18
2018 L. David, S. Jarny, I. Albayrak & N. Ruther
Sediment transport
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
First Regional Stakeholder Workshop – France & Belgium 2019-07-18
2018 Sylvie Tomanova, Dominique Courret, Alain Alric, Eric De Oliveira, Thierry Lagarrigue, Stéphane Tétard
Protecting efficiently sea-migrating salmon smolts from entering hydropower plant turbines with inclined or oriented low bar spacing racks
published pages: 143-152, ISSN: 0925-8574, DOI: 10.1016/j.ecoleng.2018.07.034
Ecological Engineering 122 2019-07-18
2019 L. David, F. Lemkecher, L. Chatellier, M. Dewitte, D. Courret, A. Doessegger
Downstream fish passage technologies for SMALL-to-MEDIUM hydropower plants: Part I.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
HydroES Conference 2019-07-18
2019 Ismail Albayrak, Claudia Beck, Carl R. Kriewitz-Byun, Andreas Doessegger, Robert M. Boes
Downstream Fish Passage Technologies for Medium-To-Large Hydropower Plants: Part II
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000341761
Hydro Energy & Sustainability Conference (HydroES 2019), Grenoble, France, January 29-30 , 2019 2019-07-18
2018 Julian Meister, Helge Fuchs, Ismail Albayrak, Robert M. Boes
Horizontal Bar Rack Bypass Systems for Fish Downstream Migration: State of Knowledge, Limitations, and Gaps
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000305990
12th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE 2018), Tokyo, Japan, August 19-24, 2018 2019-07-18
2018 Carl R. Kriewitz-Byun, Jeffrey A. Tuthan, Toming Gert, Ismail Albayrak, Stephan Kammerer, David Floria Vetsch, Armin Peter, Ulli Stoltz, Walter Gabl, Daniel Marbacher
Research Overview on Multi-Species Downstream Migration Measures at the Fithydro Test Case HPP Bannwil
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000308171
12th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE 2018), Tokyo, Japan, August 19-24, 2018 2019-07-18
2019 M. J. Costa, J. F. Fuentes-Pérez, I. Boavida, J. A. Tuhtan, A. N. Pinheiro
Fish under pressure: Examining behavioural responses of Iberian barbel under simulated hydropeaking with instream structures
published pages: e0211115, ISSN: 1932-6203, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0211115
PLOS ONE 14/1 2019-07-18
2019 Miguel Moreira, Daniel S. Hayes, Isabel Boavida, Martin Schletterer, Stefan Schmutz, António Pinheiro
Ecologically-based criteria for hydropeaking mitigation: A review
published pages: 1508-1522, ISSN: 0048-9697, DOI: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.12.107
Science of The Total Environment 657 2019-07-18
2018 Claudia Beck, Ismail Albayrak, Robert M. Boes
Improved Hydraulic Performance of Fish Guidance Structures with Innovative Bar Design
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: 10.3929/ethz-b-000289463
12th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics (ISE 2018), Tokyo, Japan, August 19-24, 2018 2019-07-18

Are you the coordinator (or a participant) of this project? Plaese send me more information about the "FITHYDRO" project.

For instance: the website url (it has not provided by EU-opendata yet), the logo, a more detailed description of the project (in plain text as a rtf file or a word file), some pictures (as picture files, not embedded into any word file), twitter account, linkedin page, etc.

Send me an  email ( and I put them in your project's page as son as possible.

Thanks. And then put a link of this page into your project's website.

The information about "FITHYDRO" are provided by the European Opendata Portal: CORDIS opendata.

More projects from the same programme (H2020-EU.3.3.2.)

TRI-HP (2019)

Trigeneration systems based on heat pumps with natural refrigerants and multiple renewable sources.

Read More  

BELENUS (2019)

Lowering Costs by Improving Efficiencies in Biomass Fueled Boilers: New Materials and Coatings to Reduce Corrosion

Read More  

ELEMENT (2019)

Effective Lifetime Extension in the Marine Environment for Tidal Energy

Read More