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11 May
09:00 - 10:30

Small-scale energy systems

Type: Focus session

Smaller-scale hydropower solutions have proven to be successful in various regions where it may be more technically feasible and cost-effective to install small-scale systems than more conventional hydropower systems.

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11 May
09:00 - 10:30

Benefits of hydropower

Type: Focus session

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

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11 May
11:00 - 12:30

Climate resilience

Type: Focus session

Many countries are seeking a better understanding of climate change impacts – both positive and negative – and are beginning to build strategies and approaches to climate resilience into their plans for the development of new hydropower... (Read more)

11 May
11:00 - 12:30

Capacity-building and skills shortages

Type: Focus session

Hydropower development and operations requires a variety of expertise. With a greater involvement of new players in the sector, increased expectations for plant reliability and longevity, and added emphasis on international standards, knowledge... (Read more)

11 May
13:00 - 14:00

Francophone hydropower community

Type: Interval

The Francophone Institute for Sustainable Development (IFDD) will host a featured lunchtime session for the Francophone hydropower community.

The session will facilitate the sharing of knowledge and reinforce capacity building among the... (Read more)

11 May
13:00 - 14:00

Productivity and forest restoration

Type: Interval

Hydropower operators are being impacted across tropical basins due to heavy sedimentation and increased climate variability. Recent research by Conservation International shows strong potential for cloud forest restoration to enhance water... (Read more)

11 May
13:00 - 14:00

Good governance

Type: Interval

Leadership in corporate governance is considered essential to the successful development of hydropower projects. There is increasing emphasis on promoting transparency, integrity, accountability and stakeholder engagement for good governance.

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11 May
14:30 - 16:00

Climate bonds for hydropower

Type: Focus session
Co-convenors: Climate Bonds Initiative

Climate bonds and green bonds are examples of the emerging instruments for green finance and investment in the energy sector that could be used for hydropower.  They are fixed income loans created to specifically finance and refinance projects... (Read more)

11 May
14:30 - 16:00

Approaches for sediment management

Type: Focus session

Sediment management at the planning, operation and maintenance phase of hydropower projects are fundamental to reduce the loss of reservoir storage capacity resulting from sedimentation.

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11 May
16:30 - 18:00

Commitments for better hydro

Type: Plenary session

The World Hydropower Congress is above all a catalyst for action. In this closing session, the panellists will review the initiatives and commitments that will have been presented during the congress, and share the priorities for action that have... (Read more)

11 May
19:00 - 23:00

Closing dinner

Type: Associated event
Co-convenors:

Official Closing Dinner: To officially close proceedings, we bring you an evening of good food, good company and a time to relax and discuss the findings of the last three days. Join us for the unveiling of the 2019 host country, other important... (Read more)