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Life connects 2023 conference

Restoration of large rivers: current knowledge and views of the future. What tools can be used? What knowledge and experiences are gained? How could these be used in practise?


9 May – 10 May


 11:30 (May 9th) - 15:00 (May 10th)


Röstånga gästgiveri, Marieholmsvägen 2, 268 68 Röstånga. Hotellet med anor från 1647 ligger 2 minuters promenad från Söderåsens nationalpark, 5 km från Ljungbyheds Golfklubb och 12 km från Rönneholms slott.

För att ta dig hit kan du åka med Regionbuss 243 mot Röstånga från Svalöv eller Regionbuss 518 från Klippan.”

Program and titles

May 9

11:30 Lunch and registration

13:00 Welcome and Practical information (Karin O/Vibeke L.., CAB M, Fredrik N., SWAM and Tord A.., Klippan community.)

13:15 What’s going on here? - Welcome to the River Rönneå watershed(Tord Andersson, Klippan municipality)

13:30 Restoration of large rivers in Norway KEY-NOTE SPEAKER I (Torbjörn Forseth, NINA ).

14:00 Migrations patterns of salmon in the River Rönneå. (Samuel Shry, Karlstad university).

14:20 The fishladder screw in Emån – how’s it going? (Johan Tielman, Uniper)

14.40 Coffeebreak and Postersession

15:20 Behavior and movements of infested trout and introduced mussels in river systems (Sebastian Rock , Karlstad university)

15:40 Benthic invertebrates along a fragmented river system: possible interactions with the fish community? (Siri Stigeborn, Lund university).

16:00 Monitoring animal movements: biotic interactions across riverine riparian zones (Susanna Ibjer, Lund university).

16:30 Bonus walk and talk excursion – hindrances of fish passages in the river system – an example (Fredrik Lundblad, Naturentreprenad syd)

18:30- Dinner/Postersession

May 10

8:30 Feats and fails of large dam removal program on Sélune River in France KEY-NOTE SPEAKER II – (Jean Marc Roussel, INRAE).

09:00 Dam fish! Genetic and ecological study of the Rönne å populations of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) and brown trout (Salmo trutta) (Flavio Di Georgio, Lund university).

9:20 Use of land and water: energy transfers and biotic interactions (Michael Jonsson, Umeå universitet).

9:40 New members of the LIFE family (Karin Olsson/Fredrik Nordwall, LC-team).

10:00 Introduction to the excursion (Lukas Österling, Kim Berndt, Tord Andersson, LC-team et al).

Excursion to Rönneå study areas.

12.00 Field lunch.

Excursion continues.

14.00-14.30 Summary, conclusions an wrap up (LC-team et al).

14.30-15:00 Coffe break and Closing of Conference at Röstånga gästgiveri (LC-team et al).

Prospect bullets

  • Overview of environmental effects of improved connectivity in large streams
  • Ecological flows and environmental effects
  • Planning and assessments of measures: a way to environmentally sound hydropower?
  • Upstream and downstream obstacles
  • Socio-economic effects

Travel, booking, accomodation and food preferences

LIFE CONNECTS will cover the costs related to the conference, including the transports during the excursion, the two lunches and the dinner. However, the travel to Röstånga and accommodation costs need to be covered by each of the participants. External lecturers outside the partnership or county administrative boards will however have the travel costs and other expenses covered by LIFE CONNECTS.

Some rooms are pre-booked at the Röstånga gästgiveri and if you wish to stay here, please book your room (before April first) by calling them directly, +46 435 917 80 alt. +46 (0)70-896 92 44 or by using the website:, using SWAM LIFE CONNECTS as a reference for getting a discount.

Registration - LIFE Connects conference Röstånga 9-10 May 2023

Latest registration May 3th. Hereafter may Fredrik Nordwall be contacted for possible participation: