14-16 May 2019

Programme


The World Hydropower Congress 2019 programme will focus on hydropower’s role in delivering the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, under the theme ‘The Power of Water in a Sustainable, Interconnected World’.


Workshops

Tailored workshops from 13-14 May will give professionals and decision-makers the opportunity to build capacity on specialist topics.

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Study tours

Between 17-18 May participants can join a tour of a hydropower facility in France and other European countries. More information coming soon.


Day 1 : Tue 14 May


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For all delegates

Opening plenary

14:30-17:15 | UNESCO Paris

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Opening reception

17:15-18.15 | UNESCO Paris

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Cultural show

18:15-19.15 | UNESCO Paris



Day 2 : Wed 15 May


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Focus session

Modernisation

09:30-10:45 | UNESCO Paris

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Integrated planning

09:30-10:45 | UNESCO Paris

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Hydropower’s carbon footprint

09:30-10:45 | UNESCO Paris



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Pumped hydro

11:15-12:30 | UNESCO Paris

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Indigenous peoples & hydropower

11:15-12:30 | UNESCO Paris

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Capacity building

11:15-12:30 | UNESCO Paris



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Regional focus

Europe

12:45-13:35 | UNESCO Paris

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Africa

12:45-13:35 | UNESCO Paris

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North & Central America

12:45-13:35 | UNESCO Paris



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Digitalisation

14:00-15:15 | UNESCO Paris

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Sustainability assessment

14:00-15:15 | UNESCO Paris

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Climate resilience

14:00-15:15 | UNESCO Paris



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Clean energy systems

15:45-17:00 | UNESCO Paris

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River basin development

15:45-17:00 | UNESCO Paris

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Sediment management

15:45-17:00 | UNESCO Paris



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IHA General Assembly

17:15-18:15 | UNESCO Paris

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Congress dinner

19:00-21:10 | Paris

Day 3 : Thu 16 May


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Focus session

Hydro innovation & disruptive tech

09:30-10:45 | UNESCO Paris

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Regional interconnections

09:30-10:45 | UNESCO Paris

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Benefits of hydropower

09:30-10:45 | UNESCO Paris



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Green bonds for hydropower

11:15-12:30 | UNESCO Paris

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Small-scale power systems

11:15-12:30 | UNESCO Paris

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Data management

11:15-12:30 | UNESCO Paris



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South & Central Asia

12:45-13:35 | UNESCO Paris

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South America

12:45-13:35 | UNESCO Paris

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East Asia & Pacific

12:45-13:35 | UNESCO Paris



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Hydropower safety

14:00-15:15 | UNESCO Paris

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Project ownership & financing

14:00-15:15 | UNESCO Paris

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Protected sites

14:00-15:15 | UNESCO Paris



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Closing plenary

15:45-17:00 | UNESCO Paris

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For all delegates

Side events & study tours

17:30-onwards