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Herman Wanningen

Herman Wanningen is an aquatic ecologist with more than 15 years experience in freshwater ecology and water management. He has worked for the regional Water Authority Hunze and Aa's (The Netherlands) on estuary, river, and lake restoration projects. In 2007 Herman started Wanningen Water Consult. He develops fish migration visions and policies and gives advice on implementing different types of fishway techniques. He is advisor on national and international projects dealing with the theme fish migration and river connectivity. He organizes conferences, network meetings and is founder of the World Fish Migration Network and Fish Ecology Network on LINKEDin.

Herman initiated and coordinated the European guidance on fish migration "From sea to source" (2006). Herman is coordinator of the worldwide guidance "From sea to source, International guidance for the restoration of fish migration highways" (2012).

For more information on activities and projects see www.wanningenwaterconsult.nl/en

Peter Paul Schollema

Peter Paul Schollema is a specialist Aquatic Ecology working for the Dutch Regional Water Authority Hunze en Aa's. The last 10 years he has been working on a large number of river and lake restoration projects with a strong focus on planning, monitoring studies and implementation of measures in the Northeastern part of The Netherlands. During this period he worked on the realization of about 60 fish migration facilities ranging from small ramps in upper reaches to high tech fish passes at Tidal barriers. He worked as one of the authors on both projects; the European Guidance on fish migration "From sea to source" (2006) and the worldwide guidance "From sea to source, International guidance for the restoration of fish migration highways" (2012).

Peter Gough

Peter Gough is an environmental scientist with more than 30 years experience in freshwater ecology, fisheries science and aquatic ecosystem management. He has worked in the water industry in England and Wales and currently for Environment Agency Wales on factors affecting the status of migratory fish stocks. Peter is one of the main players nationally in the development and implementation of guidance and management approaches to maintain and improve populations of salmon and sea trout through practical and regulatory measures. Specifically he is involved in the maintenance and improvement of fish migration using fishways, fish easements and weir removal techniques, and the protection of fish populations and their migrations from factors such as barrages, land-use and hydropower.

Peter was involved in the development of the European Guidance on fish migration "From sea to source" (2006) as an editor and is also editor and an author of the worldwide guidance "From sea to source, International guidance for the restoration of fish migration highways" (2012).

Peter Philipsen

Peter Philipsen is an environmental consultant with 15 years international experience in the field of Environmental Impact Assessment, Integrated Water Management and Ecological Restoration. He has worked on a variety of river, estuary, mangrove and coral restoration projects in the UK, the Netherlands, Indonesia, Suriname and throughout the Caribbean. Peter started his career at Arcadis on the Plan for Restoration of Natural Values after dredging the Western Scheldt, resulting in the internationally well-known and much debated depoldering of the Hedwigepolder. He now has his own company Nature at Work for 7 years. He is currently working on coral protection and restoration projects in the Dutch Caribbean for the Ministry of Infrastructure & Environment. Peter is also editor and author of the worldwide guidance "From sea to source, International guidance for the restoration of fish migration highways" (2012).