Invited Speakers

Paul Kemp

Paul Kemp

University of Southampton, UK

Paul Kemp is the founding director of the International Centre for Ecohydraulics Research ( and director of the EPSRC funded Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Infrastructure Systems ( He is the Principle Investigator for the EPSRC funded “Vaccinating the NEXUS” project (, and chair of the University Strategic Research Group (USRG) in “NEXUS Science”. He is currently co-editor in chief of the new IAHR Journal of Ecohydraulics ( and member of the studentship committee of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (

His research interests relate to the development of more environmentally sustainable water, energy and food systems. He is particularly interested in the application of behavioural ecology to understanding and solving challenges in water and energy engineering. The ethos of his research is the return to fundamental science to solve applied problems in sustainable infrastructure development. Particular interests relate to how the physical environment (e.g. hydrodynamics and acoustics) influence the behaviour and physiological performance of fish, and how manipulation of that environment by engineering means can be used to mitigate for negative impacts of water and energy resource development. Specific applications include fish pass and screening design, assigning compensation flow regimes, and improving habitat restoration strategies. Paul has extensive experience advising governmental and non-governmental organisations on ecological engineering, particularly fish passage and screening, including the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology, DEFRA, the Environment Agency, the Scottish Executive, EU, the Chinese Ministry of Water Resources, US regulatory agencies, and the Brazilian Hydropower Industry.

Key Dates

December 1, 2016
Call for special session proposal
June 9, 2017
Deadline for special session proposal
June 30, 2017
Notification of acceptance (special session)
August 30, 2017
Submission system open
December 29, 2017
Deadline for general session paper/abstract
January 26, 2018
Deadline for special session paper/abstract
March 16, 2018
Notification of acceptance (paper/abstract)
April 27, 2018
Deadline for early bird registration
May 26, 2018
Deadline for final paper/abstract submission






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