David Mould presents at BHA Annual Conference

The 2017 British Hydropower Association annual conference takes place on Wednesday 8 and Thursday 9 November.

David Mould, Chartered Senior Analyst, is presenting at the conference alongside Jane Armstrong from Yorkshire Water. Their presentation sits within session 7 – Solutions and Reflections at 2:15pm. It reflects on stakeholder management in the design and construction of three fish passes in three very different locations across Yorkshire.

Under the AMP6 funding cycle, Yorkshire Water are committed to improving fish passage at eight structures which currently form a barrier to fish passage. The first three of these fish passes have now been constructed. David and Jane will be focusing on two of those fish passes, Langsett and Jordan’s Dam, in their presentation.

Langsett fish pass is located in the upper reaches of the Don, upstream of Langsett reservoir. This is an area popular with walkers and tourists, adjacent to an SAC and SSSI. Jordans Dam is located between Sheffield and Rotherham also on the Don, and is within the Blackburn Meadows WWTW. Each of these sites presented particular challenges in terms of stakeholder engagement. David and Jane’s talk will reflect on the stakeholder engagement undertaken for these two sites, highlighting the successes and challenges faced by the project team.

Langsett fish pass opening event

On Friday 10 November, David will attend the opening of the Langsett fish pass. Richard Emott, Yorkshire Water’s Communications Director, will give a formal welcome at 1pm when Angela Smith MP will officially open the pass. A visit to the fish pass will then take place where a new sign will be unveiled.

Want to know more?

Contact David Mould for more information on the Langsett fish pass. Previous blogs about the Langsett project can be seen in the Knowledge Hub on the website. You can also find out more on our Fisheries web page.

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