14-16 May 2019

Programme

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

Events running between 14-16 May focused on giving delegates the opportunity to expand their networks and acknowledging excellence.

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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.
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Day 1 : Tue 14 May


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For all delegates

Opening

14:30-17:30

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Reception & cultural show

19:00-21.10



Day 2 : Wed 15 May


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Modernisation

09:30-10:45

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Integrated planning

09:30-10:45

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Hydropower’s carbon footprint

09:30-10:45



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Pumped hydro

11:15-12:30

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Indigenous peoples & hydropower

11:15-12:30

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Capacity building

11:15-12:30



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Regional focus

Europe

12:50-13:50

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Regional focus

Africa

12:50-13:50

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Regional focus

North & Central America

12:50-13:50



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Focus session

Digitalisation

14:00-15:15

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Sustainability assessment

14:00-15:15

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Climate resilience

14:00-15:15



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Clean energy systems

15:45-17:00

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River basin development

15:45-17:00

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Sediment management

15:45-17:00



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IHA General Assembly

17:15-18:15

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Congress dinner

19:00-21:10

Day 3 : Thu 16 May


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Focus session

Hydropower and solar hybrids

09:30-10:45

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Regional interconnections

09:30-10:45

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Benefits of hydropower

09:30-10:45



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Green bonds for hydropower

11:15-12:30

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Small-scale power systems

11:15-12:30

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Innovative data solutions

11:15-12:30



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Regional focus

South & Central Asia

12:50-13:50

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Latin America

12:50-13:50

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East Asia & Pacific

12:50-13:50



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Focus session

Hydropower safety

14:00-15:15

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Project ownership & financing

14:00-15:15

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Hydropower & World Heritage Sites

14:00-15:15



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Closing

15:45-17:00

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Side events & study tours

17:30-onwards