CALL FOR PAPERS

Abstracts are now invited on the themes set out below, or related topics. Please note these are not final session topics; those will be determined later when papers have been selected. If you would like to submit an abstract on a relevant topic for the industry which is not listed below, please do so. Please feel free to suggest special sessions or workshops, which can also be considered at this stage, either as part of the programme or as side event.

  • The role of hydro in the post-COVID recovery
  • Hydropower integrated with other RE systems
  • Identifying development opportunities
  • Planning and design, including planning tools
  • Artificial intelligence and computer learning
  • The need for flexible grid systems
  • Project structuring and financing
  • Joint research and planning for cross-border schemes
  • Responsibilities for safety and hazard risk
  • Environmental aspects of transboundary projects
  • Viewpoints from the development banks
  • Technical issues, including transmission lines
  • Investment trends and long-term opportunities
  • Attracting private finance
  • The shift from BOOT to PPPs
  • Company, project and country risk management
  • Concession agreements
  • Legal, contractual and insurance issues
  • Valuing full economic benefits and liabilities
  • Adapting management to address challenge of a pandemic
  • Experience with climate adaptation strategies
  • Climate-resilient infrastructure and projects
  • Challenges of seismicity, landslides, extreme floods and GLOFs
  • Warning systems, exclusion mapping and evacuation plans
  • New approaches to design and construction
  • Refurbishment and retrofitting of civil works
  • Materials for dams
  • Challenging sites (geological conditions, remote access, extreme climate, etc)
  • Tunnels and underground works
  • Dam and hydro plant safety; design aspects and monitoring systems
  • Cyber security
  • Learning from incidents and failures
  • Public safety around water infrastructure
  • Electronic and physical security of gates and spillways
  • Gate operation (including hot and cold climatic conditions)
  • The role of pumped storage for intermittent energy sources
  • Technical developments in pumped storage
  • Ancillary benefits of pumped storage
  • Innovative pumped-storage projects
  • Research and development
  • Modelling and testing
  • Machinery design and safety
  • Smart systems to improve efficiency
  • Hydro plant operation
  • Powerplant monitoring and control
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Retrofitting and upgrading
  • Timely refurbishment
  • Strategic integration of environmental, social and governance aspects
  • Designing environmental mitigation measures
  • Environmental enhancements during upgrades
  • Innovative solutions for fish protection and passage
  • Greenhouse gas emissions accounting
  • Resettlement programmes
  • Post-implementation socio-economic assessments
  • The role of hydro in livelihood improvement/poverty alleviation
  • Small hydro potential and benefits
  • Rural electrification schemes
  • Innovative small hydro technology
  • Marine energy: wave and tidal power
  • Capacity building needs, and developing local expertise
  • Succession planning and opportunities for young professionals
  • Training programmes
  • Viewpoints from young engineers
  • Hydraulic research and modelling
  • Monitoring sedimentation
  • Sediment removal systems
  • Design solutions for siltation and erosion
  • Catchment area management
  • Young professionals’ research in sedimentation

HYDRO 2021

  • 25-27 October 2021
  • Palais de la Musique et des Congrès ~ Strasbourg, France
Koncar 100 Century of Excellence
Intelligent Hydropower - made by Voith
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