Hydropower Europe,

World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris


Speaker biography

Prof. Dr Anton J. Schleiss graduated in Civil Engineering and obtained a PhD from ETH in Zurich, Switzerland. After having worked for 11 years with Elektrowatt (now Pöyry) in Zurich, he was nominated 1997 full professor and director of the Laboratory of Hydraulic Constructions of EPFL in Lausanne.

He supervised more than 50 PhD and Postdoc research projects. He was listed in 2011 among the 20 international personalities that “have made the biggest difference to the sector Water Power & Dam Construction over the last 10 years”. In 2015, he obtained the ASCE-EWRI Hydraulic Structures Medal.

From 2015 to 2018 he was president of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD). With more than 40 years of experience he is regularly involved as a consultant and expert in large water infrastructures projects including hydropower and dams all over the world. For ICOLD he is the coordinator of the EU Horizon 2020 project “Hydropower Europe”.

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Regional focus: Europe