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Agenda

10 May
09:00 - 10:30

Water security for all: Plenary

Type: Plenary session
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Freshwater management is a major challenge for society, especially in developing economies, which is further accentuated by the impacts of climate change. Hydropower infrastructure has the ability to store water, setting it apart from other... (Read more)

10 May
11:00 - 12:30

GHG reporting

Type: Focus session
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IHA has taken a leading role in advancing the understanding of how GHG emissions arise from reservoir systems though the UNESCO/IHA GHG status of freshwater reservoirs research project.

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10 May
11:00 - 12:30

Benefits of hydropower

Type: Focus session
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Single and multipurpose hydropower facilities can make substantial contributions at local, regional and national levels.

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10 May
14:30 - 16:00

Renewable energy storage

Type: Focus session
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Hydropower’s contribution to modern energy and water systems has often been misunderstood. Better planning, taking hydropower’s unique capabilities as a storage technology into account, can help to avoid the curtailment of wind and solar energy... (Read more)

10 May
14:30 - 16:30

Strategic basin planning

Type: Focus session
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There is growing recognition of the fact that site selection is critical for successful hydropower development. There have been attempts to plan at the basin level, with the aim of optimising not only energy systems, but also broader... (Read more)

10 May
16:30 - 18:00

Water footprint

Type: Focus session
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A common and accepted framework for reporting on hydropower’s water footprint has not yet been established due to inconsistencies on the currently available methodologies for calculating net consumptive water losses and a lack of clear guidelines... (Read more)

10 May
16:30 - 18:00

Climate bonds

Type: Focus session
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Climate bonds and green bonds are examples of the emerging instruments for project finance and investment in the energy sector that could be used for hydropower. In 2016, the Climate Bonds Initiative made a move in that direction and launched an... (Read more)