Almost ninety participants from ten different countries joined us for the international river restoration conference “Restoring floodplains, habitats and connectivity – using mussels and brains at Grand Hotel, Lund, Sweden.
During the first two days of the conference, 35 oral presentations, and about 20 poster presentations were presented (including the exhibitions at display), focusing on the three major conference topics: 1) Floodplain dynamics and habitats, 2) Connectivity and 3) Mussel and fish communities.
Indoor activities ended with a movie show “Life returns to Fylån Creek” (watch the movie here), a panel discussion and a conference dinner during the evening. The following day, about sixty participants joined us for the field excursion, which included a lab show at Hemmestorp Mölla (mussel rearing facility) at Klingavälsån Creek and trolley rides in the Fyleån Creek Valley, and presentations of the re-meandering measures at both these sites. Good fun indeed!
In all, we are very pleased to conclude that it was a great conference, with a splendid mix of people, all having a great spirit throughout the conference.
Thanks to you all!
//Ivan and Martin