In collaboration with Whooshh Innovations, Alden Research Laboratory, Inc. is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a workshop and demonstration for the Whooshh Fish Transport System on Tuesday, October 25.  The primary goal of the workshop is to provide resource agencies and hydro project operators an opportunity to learn firsthand about the latest research and development of this new technology with respect to fish passage applications, as well as to discuss potential use of the Whooshh system with eastern North America fish species.  As indicated in the agenda below, the workshop will include presentations on the development of the Whooshh concept for upstream fish passage, engineering design and specifications, results of biological performance studies, and a demonstration with live fish.


The number of workshop participants will be limited by available space, so please register as soon as possible if you plan to attend. For questions regarding registration, please email registration@aldenlab.com.



Date:                    Tuesday, October 25

Location:              Alden Research Laboratory, 30 Shrewsbury Street, Holden, MA


9:30 am                Welcome and Introduction – Alden

9:45 - 10:15         Keynote: Whooshh

10:15 - 10:35       Presentation: Brief Overview

10:35 - 10:45       Presentation: Re-imagining upstream passage designs                                

10:45 - 10:55       Break

10:55 - 11:10       Presentation: Whooshh Performance Standards & Studies

11:10 - 11:55       Presentation: Engineering Designs & Specifications

11:55 - 12:15       Presentation: EPRI Lake Sturgeon Study – Alden

12:15 - 1:15         Lunch (provided by Alden)

1:15 - 2:00           Demonstration with live trout via Whooshh

2:00 - 3:15           Tour of Alden fish testing facilities

3:15 - 3:30           Break

3:30 - 4:00           Q&A and Discussion

4:00 - 5:00           Applications for East Coast Species - Alden and Whooshh

5:00 pm               Adjourn