Let it Flow! International seminar on dam removal, Estonia


We invite you to attend the 4th Dam Removal Europe International Seminar which will be held in the city of Pärnu (Estonia). This is where the biggest river basin opening (3,300 km of rivers and streams) is happening thanks to a dam removal project (the Sindi Dam removal).

For this occasion, the Dam Removal Partnership is working with the Environment Agency of Estonia who has helped to organize a special programme with international presentations on the first day (22nd May 2019) and two unique field trips on the second day (23rd May 2019) to the Sindi Dam and Purtse River. We are happy to make this event as a part of the Year of the Salmon because the Parnu River, where the dam removal is taking place, is the biggest historical salmon river in the country.

The registration fee includes: lunch (2x), coffee/tea, and 1 dinner (incl 3 drink tickets).

On the first day:
The Environment Agency of Estonia will present the dam removal strategy for their country and the dams removed until now. Our special guest Bob Irvin, president of American Rivers, will present the current status and the future of dam removals in USA. We will learn about the dam removal situation in Finland and Denmark and we will hear three special dam removal cases from Sweden, Finland and Spain. There will also be a round table discussion.

Confirmed speakers
Bob Irvin – American Rivers (USA)
Sampsa Vilhunen – WWF FI (Finland)
Jukka Jormola – Finnish Environment Institute (Finland)
Niels Jepsen – Denmark Technical University (Denmark)
Aitziber Urquijo Luengo – Basque Water Agency (Spain)
Ivan Olsson – County Administrative Board of Skåne (Sweden)
Külli Tammur – Environment Agency of Estonia
Raimo Jaaksoo – Ministry of Environment (Estonia)
Otso Lintinen – Ramboll (Finland)

The second day will focus on the two on-site experiences at the Sindi Dam and along the Purtse River.

For more details about the seminar, please visit: https://damremoval.eu/dam-removal-europe-international-seminar-estonia/

If you register for the event, you will receive an automatic confirmation email and we will get directly in contact with you for further details of your stay.






Strand SPA & Conference Hotel, A. H. Tammsaare puiestee, Pärnu, Pärnu County, Estonia



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