Co-convenor: TBC

Focus Session

Data management

Managing, sharing and securing data for hydropower

Thursday 16 May 2019 | 11:15-12:30

Data sharing and data management has been the cornerstone of every successful hydropower project. In the developed world, organisations develop their own internal databases for hydrological data, energy statistics, market information, etc. Organisations in the least developed countries often depend upon publicly accessible data for planning and operating hydro facilities.

Advancements in digitalisation of data in the water and energy sector has the potential to offer tremendous opportunities for real-time access to volumes of data that were not possible in the past. Emerging trends such as artificial intelligence (AI), neural networks and the advent of block chain technologies all stand to move the water and energy sector into an advanced regime of data management.

Session objectives:

How will advanced data management systems improve hydropower O&M?

The session will illustrate how advanced data management systems and data sharing can positively impact the hydropower sector through examples of information systems for improved decision making, enhanced cyber-security and access to baseline climate and watershed data.

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