Sultan Alam Memorial prize

The Sultan Alam Memorial prize has been introduced to honour the work of eminent sedimentation expert, Sultan Alam.

As announced in the Opening Plenary Session of HYDRO 2018 in Gdansk, and subsequently in our recent publicity about HYDRO 2019 in Porto, we are inviting students to submit entries for the Sultan Alam Memorial Prize lecture, to be given in October in Porto. Click here to see the slides from Prof. Schleiss’ talk in Gdansk, setting out the context for the Memorial Prize and lecture, and also the criteria for entry.

Entries should be submitted to Steve Usher, Deputy Editor at

Conference Programme

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.


Sunday 13th October

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


Monday 14th October

Opening ceremony, technical sessions begin and evening Welcome reception.


Tuesday 15th October

Technical sessions continue and extended opening of the Exhibition.


Wednesday 16th October

Technical sessions continue, closing ceremony and Farewell Dinner.

Industry co-sponsors

HYDRO 2019

  • 14 - 16 October 2019
  • Porto - Portugal