Social Programme

A full social and cultural programme will give delegates and accompanying persons a chance to sample the best of French cuisine and to relax in an informal atmosphere with friends from the international hydro community.

Cultural Excursion

Sunday 25 October

An excursion will take place before the conference, beginning mid-morning and including lunch.

Attendees will meet at the conference venue and travel to the city centre, where they will take a boat tour of Strasbourg and Petite France. Lunch will be taken at a local restaurant, followed by a visit to Saint Thomas Church for an organ concert. The tour will return to the conference centre in mid-afternoon.

Reception for Chairpersons & Speakers

Sunday 25 October

After meetings and briefings about arrangements for the conference, those chairing or co-chairing sessions, and speakers presenting accepted papers will be welcomed to a reception. Further details will be announced soon.

Welcome Reception

Monday 26 October

Details of the Welcome Reception will be announced soon.

Networking Party in the Exhibition

Tuesday 27 October

On the second evening, the exhibition areas will have extended opening hours, so that after the conference sessions international delegates can take time to tour the halls at a leisurely pace, meet old friends and make some new business contacts, and enjoy some drinks and light refreshments.

Farewell Dinner

Wednesday 28 October

The Farewell Dinner provides a memorable end to the conference. Details will be announced soon.

Conference Programme

HYDRO 2020 will once again take place in France, following HYDRO 2009 in Lyon, and HYDRO 2015 in Bordeaux. The host city for 2020, Strasbourg, is on the Rhine, one of Europe’s major ‘hydropower rivers’, and is very close to the borders of both Germany and Switzerland, so there will be plenty of local technical expertise to share with participants. 


Sunday 25th October

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


Monday 26th October

Opening ceremony, technical sessions begin and evening Welcome reception.


Tuesday 27th October

Technical sessions continue and extended opening of the Exhibition.


Wednesday 28th October

Technical sessions continue, closing ceremony and Farewell Dinner.

Industry co-sponsors

HYDRO 2020

  • 26-28 October 2020
  • Strasbourg - France