Energy and Environmental Sciences


Fish Passage FOA now live

Posted: September 26, 2017

Funding Opportunity: Fish Passage Solutions at Hydropower Dams

The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) is funding research on innovative upstream and downstream solutions to provide effective fish passage at hydropower dams, while reducing construction and operation costs. The research will provide basic information and data on the effects of innovative technologies on fish; encourage advances in detection, sorting, and counting techniques that can be applied to fish passage structures; and support improvements in fish guidance and attraction to optimize passage. Decreasing environmental impacts helps realize the nation’s potential for future hydropower growth and optimization of the existing U.S. fleet.