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The World Bank

The World Bank Group is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world.

The World Bank’s mission is to fight poverty for lasting results and to help people help themselves and their environment by providing resources, sharing knowledge, building capacity and forging partnerships in the public and private sectors. 

Associated sessions

7 May
09:00 - 12:00

Workshop 1: State-of-the-art sediment management practices (7 May, morning)

Type: Focus session

Improvements in sediment management are being implemented to reduce the loss of reservoir storage capacity resulting from sedimentation.

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7 May
13:30 - 16:30

Workshop 2: Hydropower and dam safety management (7 May, afternoon )

Type: Focus session
Co-convenors: World Bank Group

Given the large number of dams around the world, the safe operation of dams has significant social, economic, and environmental relevance. Dam failures, however rare, can result in extremely adverse impacts, including a large-scale loss of human... (Read more)

8 May
09:00 - 12:00

Workshop 3: Climate resilience for hydropower projects (8 May, morning)

Type: Focus session
Co-convenors: World Bank Group

Many countries are seeking a better understanding of climate change impacts – both positive and negative - and are beginning to build strategies and approaches to incorporate climate resilience into... (Read more)

8 May
13:30 - 16:30

Workshop 4: Strategies to foster sustainable operation and maintenance (8 May, afternoon)

Type: Focus session
Co-convenors: World Bank Group, SECO

A lack of dedicated resources, proper training and institutional capacity can result in hydropower generating stations being poorly maintained and operated particularly in developing countries.  Poor operations and maintenance (O&M) of... (Read more)

9 May
16:30 - 18:00

Hydropower Preparation Support Facility: Plenary

Type: Plenary session
Co-convenors: World Bank Group

Properly planned hydropower projects can provide grid stability, energy storage and flexibility for balancing more variable renewable energy sources.

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10 May
13:00 - 14:00

Embedding sustainability practices

Type: Interval
Co-convenors: World Bank Group

This informal lunch session will be an opportunity to share practical experience of applying the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol.

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