This year’s IFM specialist conference will be focused on the issues facing fish and fisheries from climate driven changes and the corresponding management actions.

Following a year of record temperatures, low rainfall and greatly reduced water levels in rivers, reservoirs and groundwater supplies the Institute felt the time was right to dedicate is annual specialist conference to this important field of work.

The conference will bring together speakers and delegates from across the UK, Ireland and Europe for two days of talks, posters and networking.

The organising committee would welcome submissions from people working in the following fields:

  • Drought resilience
  • Reservoir management
  • Flooding and flood plain connectivity
  • Climate change
  • Abstraction management
  • Ecological resilience
  • Habitat improvement
  • Fish Passage


All abstracts should include the following information in this order:

  • Title of the paper,
  • Authors’ full names with presenter’s name highlighted,
  • Affiliation and country of origin for each co-author,
  • Full address of the presenting author,
  • Email address of the presenting author,
  • 100 – 200 word abstract on the paper’s content,
  • Oral or poster presentation


The Steering Group will review all submissions and will aim to ensure a good balance of topics and geographic areas. If requests for oral presentations are oversubscribed a poster presentation may be offered instead.


All submissions and enquiries should be sent directly to the conference administrator at


Closing date for submissions 15thFebruary 2019