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HYDRO 2019 will bring together delegates from about 80 countries to focus on the most relevant topics facing the sector today. Portugal is an ideal host country for the global hydropower community, with a wealth of experience and expertise to share. The country has about 7200 MW of installed hydro capacity, and typically hydro contributes more than 15 000 GWh/year of electricity.
• Among the 16 African delegations registered so far are those with the greatest development programmes in progress, such as Angola, Uganda, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Zambia.
• Asian delegations include: China, India, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Nepal, Russia, Indonesia, and more.
• Latin American delegations include: Brazil, Costa Rica, Venezuela, and others.
• Most national and regional utilities of Europe will be represented (EDP, EDF, Statkraft, Verbund, Iberdrola, Landsvirkjun, and many others).
High level delegates from Afghanistan, Madagascar, Niger, Iraq, Zimbabwe, Liberia and other countries, which are urgent need of infrastructure construction, rehabilitation and upgrades, will appreciate the new partnerships they will be able to form at the event.
We are devoting three full sessions to dam safety, and others to upgrading and maintenance. There will be opportunities to learn from reports from the saddle dam failure at Xe-Pian Xe-Namnoy, and also the Toddbrook reservoir in the UK.
The Large Hydro Operators’ Workshop, organized and hosted by Itaipu Binacional and preceding the conference, is proving especially popular this year. more than 20 countries will be represented, and it will be a valuable and practical forum for discussion on operation and maintenance.
HYDRO 2019 will be the 26th in our annual series of hydro conferences, and the third to take place in Portugal, following HYDRO 2004 in Porto, and HYDRO 2010 in Lisbon. Portugal is an ideal European host country for the global hydropower community, with a wealth of experience and expertise to share, in all forms of hydropower, from large-scale pumped-storage plants to large and small run-over-river installations. The country has about 7200 MW of installed hydro capacity, and typically hydro contributes more than 15 000 GWh/year of electricity.
Pre-conference workshops and Chairpersons’ & Speakers meetings and reception.
Opening ceremony, technical sessions begin and evening Welcome reception.
Technical sessions continue and extended opening of the Exhibition.
Technical sessions continue, closing ceremony and Farewell Dinner.