The Joint Committee hosts quarterly webinars designed to foster communication between the members of the American Fisheries Society Bioengineering Section (AFS-BES) and the American Society of Civil Engineers Environmental and Water Resources Institute (ASCE-EWRI). These webinars are intended to provide opportunities for engineers and biologists to share relevant knowledge, learn from one another, and collaborate on projects related to fish passage.

Webinars are coordinated by the Joint Committee’s Webinar Task Group and are offered free of charge.  Future webinars will be recorded and posted on our Youtube channel!

Upcoming Webinars

Making Rivers Faster than Salmon:  Building Rivers, Salmon, and Communities
Dwayne Shawn, Executive Director
Downeast Salmon Federation
Wednesday, December 15, 2021 1:00 PM EST/10 AM PST
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Past Webinars

Reconnecting Our Streams: Stakeholders and Barriers
Megan Lung, NYS DEC Hudson River Estuary Program/NEWPCC
Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Removing Barriers to Ecological Restoration
Gwen Macdonald, Save the Sound
May 20, 2021

Fish Ramps in the Inter-Mountain West and Great Plains
William Rice, US Fish and Wildlife Service
February 18, 2021 
Presentation Slides

Distinguished Project Award Winner
Artur Furydna
December 8, 2020

Up and Over:  Improving Upstream Passage of Adult Pacific Lamprey in the Columbia River Basin
Kinsey Frick, NOAA Fisheries
Northwest Fisheries Science Center, Seattle, WA (USA)
June 3, 2020

Upper Columbia Salmon Reintroduction:
Casey Baldwin, Senior Research Scientist, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Thomas Biladeau, Habitat Restoration Biologist, Coeur D’Alene Tribe of Indians
Conor Giorgi, Anadromous Program Manager, Spokane Tribe of Indians
February 11, 2020

Evaluating a 1-Dimensional Sediment Transport Model
Matt Collins
Restoration Center, National Marine Fisheries Service
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Gloucester, MA
October 8, 2019

Fish Passage in the Yakima River Basin
Richard Visser and Pat Monk
Bureau of Reclamation, Yakima, Washington
May 29, 2019

Developing Fishways in Lao PDR – A Case Study From the Lower Mekong Basins
Lee Baumgartner
Charles Sturt University, Bathurst, Australia
March 6, 2019

North Fork Hydroelectric Project Passage Improvements
Garth Wyatt and Nick Ackerman
Portland General Electric
December 6, 2018

Downstream Fish Passage: Improving the Design and Operation of Dam-Based Forebay Collection Systems
Toby Kock
U.S. Geological Survey, Western Fisheries Research Center
December 14, 2017

Soda Springs Fish Passage Project
Recipient of the 2017 Distinguished Project Award
Rich Grost
Pacificorp, North Umpqua Hydroelectric Project
September 20, 2017

Channel Response to Dam-Removal Sediment Release: Insights from Two Northeast U.S. Sites and Applicability for Project Planning
Matt Collins
Restoration Center, National Marine Fisheries Service, NOAA
April 25, 2017

The New Frontier: An Overview of Recent Policy and Regulatory Changes Affecting Dam Removal Projects
Serena McClain
American Rivers
February 22, 2017
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One Size Does Not Fit All: Contemporary Design Approaches to Address Fish Passage at Stream Crossings
Michael Love, P.E.
Michael Love & Associates, Inc.
November 15, 2016

Nature-Like Fishways Presented Within the Context of a Very Small and a Very Large Project
Bjorn Lake, Ph.D., P.E.
National Fish Passage Engineer, Office of Habitat Conservation, NOAA
September 27, 2016

Evaluating Alternatives for Fish Passage and Reintroduction Planning at a Watershed Scale
Rick Wantuck
National Marine Fisheries Service
May 24, 2016

Observations of California Fish Screens: What’s Working and What Is Not
Stephen Thomas, P.E.
National Marine Fisheries Service
April 7, 2016

To Pass or Not To Pass – Advances and Dilemmas in Fishway Science
Christos Katopodis, P.E., FCSCE
Katopodis Ecohydraulics Ltd.
November 10, 2015
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Why Did the Dam Cross the River? Getting to the Other Side of Small Dam Removals
Michael Chelminski, P.E.,
Principal, Stantec Consulting Services, Inc.
July 22, 2015

Safe Timely and Effective Fish Passage: Three Requirements, Two Concepts, One Standard?
Ted Castro-Santos, Ph.D.
USGS Conte Anadromous Fish Research Center
January 13, 2015