EAA’s hydropower campaign making waves

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13 Apr

A few months ago, an event on the issue of hydropower was organised in the European Parliament by the European Parliament Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment. The forum’s secretariat is provided by EAA and EFTTA. Prominent speakers and audience (Members of the European Parliament, EU Commission representatives, scientists, NGOs) made this an important event, which has and still will make an impact.

Not so long ago, hydropower was regarded as a “clean” and “green” energy production by most of the public, EU and national decision makers.

A few months ago, an event on the issue of hydropower was organised in the European Parliament by the European Parliament Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment. The forum’s secretariat is provided by EAA and EFTTA. Prominent speakers and audience (Members of the European Parliament, EU Commission representatives, scientists, NGOs) made this an important event, which has and still will make an impact.

Most recently -  on the 22nd March 2016, “World Water Day” – a press release by the European Environmental Bureau (EEB), Europe's largest coalition of grassroots environmental organisations, has mentioned our hydropower event  amongst other documentation about the negative effects of hydropower: www.eeb.org/index.cfm/news-events/news/world-water-day-farming-and-hydro-projects-leave-eu-countries-water-stressed

Four years ago, the EAA together with the EFTTA (European Fishing Tackle Trade Association) decided to scale up their campaign against hydropower by making a 30 minutes film showing some of the damages done by hydropower to our rivers and the life in them. You can watch this film here:

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