In 2016 serious concerns on the achievement of the EU Biodiversity Strategy 2020 targets, due to the continuing loss of biodiversity and degradation of aquatic habitats, led to the urgent adoption of a new Resolution for implementing ecosystem restoration measures. Moreover, on December 2018 the EU raised to 32% the binding renewable energy target for 2030, bringing further input to hydropower development. Meeting these targets sets challenging issues for mitigating the impacts of man-made structures in rivers that fragment habitats and prevent movement and migration of aquatic organisms. To address these challenges, the EU ETN Project ‘RIver flow regulation, fish BEhaviour and Status’ (RIBES) will train 15 Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in the interdisciplinary field of Ecohydraulics

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