The programme for HYDRO 2019 was recently updated on line, and further updates are being posted on the website regularly.
Accommodation: Delegates from 60 nations have already registered, and new bookings are arriving at a faster rate than usual, indicating that the conference will be very well attended. This makes it imperative to reserve your accommodationas soon as possible.
Tours: Places are still available on both study tours, but are filling fast. To enable us to secure accommodation in some of the smaller towns, it is important to know as soon as possible if you plan to join one of the tours.
Pre-conference events: Places are filling rapidly for the two events, the Large Hydro Plant Operators’ roundtable, and the Small Hydro training seminar. Please indicate your interest to attend either of these as soon as possible.
A few of the latest programme highlights:
- Our opening plenary session will include a talk by the Panel of Experts investigating the cofferdam failure at Xe Pian-Xe Namnoy in Laos, and our dam safety session will feature a presentation on the emergency measures taken at the Toddbrook reservoir, UK, where a major disaster was avoided recently.
- The World Bank delegation will speak of their activities in supporting sedimentation, on studies relating to hydrological risk, and on financing challenges for pumped storage in India, as well as joining a panel discussion.
- The winner of the Sultan Alam Memorial lecture will present his/her paper in the plenary session, and the runners up in the session on sedimentation management.
- The session on cross-border issues will include presentations on Central Asia, the Niger River basin and South Asia.
As always, this year’s event will bring together experts from all parts of the world, to interact on practical and topical issues.
Safety, efficiency, sustainability and overcoming barriers to financial closure will be key themes. Hence the sub-title: Concept to closure: Practical steps