November 19, 2018  ·  Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Connecting Fish, Rivers and People
Mini-symposium on 'Swimways and Water Management in the 21st Century'
November 19, 2018




Thousands of people around the world are all working towards a common vision of free-flowing rivers full of fish.


During this symposium we aim to unify efforts around the world to learn from one another and better grasp how to successfully re-connect our rivers. By working to restore these fragmented systems, we can effectively connect fish with their historic swim routes (swimways) and bring back healthy populations. And because this is a global issue, communication, collaboration and coordination is imperative to ensure the success of rehabilitating our waterways. Therefore, we also emphasize the importance of connecting people who are working to restore our rivers. Through the conversations here today on climate change issues, dam removal and river management, we anticipate achieving this overarching goal of connecting fish, rivers and people from local to global. 


And as we gear up towards World Fish Migration Day 2020, we hope the World Fish Migration Day Documentary will inspire even more organizations and individuals to be a part of the movement. This documentary shows the greatness and importance of advocating for the swimways that are the veins of our earth. It celebrates the work we all have achieved together and highlights how awareness of a problem and connection to a place can inspire people to make a difference. 

Agenda
Monday, November 19
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM
2:30 PM - 2:35 PM
2:30 PM - 2:35 PM
A musical tribute to engage citizens around the world
2:35 PM - 2:40 PM
2:35 PM - 2:40 PM
2:40 PM - 2:50 PM
2:40 PM - 2:50 PM
Creating awareness to open up swimways from local to global
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Opening the Haringvliet sluices for migratory fish and the Fish Migration River project
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM
3:20 PM - 3:30 PM
The Penobscot River Restoration Project
3:30 PM - 3:40 PM
3:30 PM - 3:40 PM
20 years of experience on fish passage restoration projects around the town of Plymouth
3:40 PM - 3:50 PM
3:50 PM - 4:35 PM
3:50 PM - 4:35 PM
21st century water infrastructure and lessons to take home. We need dams and dam removals, what can we learn from The USA and The Netherlands. Moderator: John Waldman
4:35 PM - 5:00 PM
4:35 PM - 5:00 PM
Launch of the documentary 'World Fish Migration Day 2018'
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Drinks and time for informal discussion
Speakers
Assistant Director
US Fish and Wildlife Services
President and CEO
American Rivers
Director
Town of Plymouth
Department of Marine and Environmental Affairs
Director, Global Water Policy
The Nature Conservancy
Deputy of the Province of Friesland
Special Envoy for International Water Affairs
Kingdom of The Netherlands
Deputy Director of Freshwater
World Wildlife Fund
Director Strategy & Development
World Fish Migration Foundation
Ambassador
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
LOCATION
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 4200 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Location: Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, 4200 Linnean Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008

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