Herman Wanningen

World Fish Migration Foundation

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Project team member


Herman is an aquatic ecologist and entrepreneur with 25 years of experience in fish migration and water management. Herman is recognized for starting “World Fish Migration Day”, co-authoring 3 international books, organizing international conferences and developing action networks. Herman founded World Fish Migration Foundation and the Dam Removal Europe movement to remove dams and protect fish populations in free-flowing rivers worldwide. They identify obsolete dams, advocate for removal and catalyze funding to get it going, and then publicize the results to generate momentum.