Focus Session

Innovative data solutions for hydropower

Managing, sharing and securing data for hydropower

Data management

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

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 and market information. Organisations in least developed countries often depend upon publicly accessible data for planning and operating hydropower facilities.

Advancements in the 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 operations and maintenance (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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Leonel E. LAGOS (moderator)

Director of Research, Florida International University
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Senior Programme Specialist, UNESCO IHP
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Global Lead (Watersheds/ Disruptive Technology), World Bank
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Fran├žois AVELLAN

Director, EPFL Laboratory for Hydraulic Machines
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