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Agenda

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 - 13:00

Invitation only: Protocol governance committee meeting (09:00-09:45 and 12:00-13:00)

Type: Associated event

The Protocol Governance Committee meet quarterly to discuss the governance of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (“the Protocol”).  The Protocol has evolved since its first launch at the World Hydropower Congress in 2011 and this... (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
09:45 - 12:00

Invitation only: Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Council Meeting (09:45-12:00)

Type: Associated event

The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Council Meeting is convened every two years in accordance with the Charter.

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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)

8 May
14:30 - 18:00

Invitation only: Hydropower Consultative Council Meeting (14:30-18:00)

Type: Associated event
Co-convenors:

Heads of delegations discuss hydropower policy and plans from national and regional perspectives.

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