The Venue

The AFRICA 2019 Conference sessions and Technical Exhibition will take place in the elegant and well-equipped Safari Court Congress Centre, just outside the centre of Windhoek.

Namibia, a politically stable, touristically attractive country, with excellent infra­structure, a variety of dams, and spectacular flora and fauna, will be an ideal location for the international community to meet. The two main utilities, NamWater and NamPower, welcome international experts to come and exchange experience on key topics relating to water storage and renewable energy.

Namibia has experienced a period of exceptional growth and economic stability (IMF Annual Report 2017), making it a prime destination for investments in the hydro sector. The hydropower potential of the country was re-evaluated in 2000 and according to this evaluation, the country has a theoretical potential of at least 10 000 GWh/year (equivalent to 2250 MW of capacity). The study indicates that while all of this potential is technically feasible, only 11 per cent has been developed.

Following the two previous regional conferences in Africa, which took place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 2013 (under the auspices of the African Union), and in Marrakech, Morocco in 2017 (under the High Patronage of the King), we decided to move south for AFRICA 2019, to a country with plenty of experience in a variety of hydraulic works. The location will also facilitate access from some of the neighbouring countries of Africa, with major hydro development programmes under way, such as Angola, Mozambique, DRC, Zambia and others.

Conference Programme

AFRICA 2019 will be the third international conference focusing on water storage and renewable energy development in Africa, co-hosted by Aqua~Media International and the International Commission on Large Dams.

The two main utilities, NamWater and NamPower, welcome international experts to come and exchange experience on key topics relating to water storage and renewable energy. Namibia has experienced a period of exceptional growth and economic stability (IMF Annual Report 2017), making it a prime destination for investments in the hydro sector.

1

Monday 1 April

Pre-conference workshops and Chairpersons’ & Speakers meetings and reception.

2

Tuesday 2 April

Opening ceremony, technical sessions begin and evening Welcome reception.

3

Wednesday 3 April

Technical sessions continue and extended opening of the Exhibition.

4

Thursday 4 April

Technical sessions continue, closing ceremony and Farewell Dinner.

Industry co-sponsors

AFRICA 2019

  • 2 - 4 April 2019
  • Windhoek - Namibia
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