Hydro 2007 conference

25 September 2007

Hydro 2207: New Approaches for a New Era promises to be an interesting and informative event that will this year focus on practical ways of advancing hydro power development in all parts of the world.

Organised by the International Journal on Hydropower & Dams and Network Events, Hydro 2007 will feature the expertise of speakers from more than 50 countries.

After a brief welcome, an extended plenary session on the first morning will allow all participants to benefit from issues which are important across the whole profession. As a foundation for the sessions to follow in parallel streams, keynote addresses will introduce some of the most critical needs and challenges, as well as recent positive developments for hydro. Issues will include: capacity building, recent practical developments in project financing, and challenges for the design of water infrastructure. There will also be short country reports from Asian, African and Latin American nations with major development programmes underway and planned, to review progress and future plans. The conference will end with another plenary session, in the form of a debate where all delegates can participate.

The programme will include more emphasis on marine energy; developments in pumped storage; implications of climate change; capacity building; stakeholder involvement in planning; innovative technology; system management and operation; and challenging conditions for tunnelling at hydro sites.

A major technical exhibition will run alongside the conference, giving the opportunity for all those involved in planning, design, supply and operation of hydro plants to demonstrate their services and expertise. For more information on the exhibition and please contact Gael Bozac via tel: +44 20 8288 9009 or email: [email protected]

For further details on the conference, please contact Margaret Bourke on tel: +44 20 8643 5133, email: [email protected], or visit www.hydropower-dams.com.

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