Fish and water infrastructure are not natural bedfellows. When fish swim into pipes and dam intakes, they become separated from their natural habitat, which impacts native populations, threatens biodiversity, and impedes recovery efforts for threatened and endangered species.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO), in collaboration with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, has launched the Fish Protection Prize, inspiring innovators to compete for $700,000 of combined cash prizes and voucher support to help protect fish from these threats. As many as three winners will be selected.

Join us for our special sessions at the AFS Virtual Annual Meeting:

10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EDT, Tuesday and Wednesday, September 15-16: Pitch sessions from the innovators competing for the prizes (open access for all!)

2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, September 25: Prize presentations