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10 May
09:00 - 10:30

GHG reporting

Type: Focus session

Mitigating climate change is one of the most important goals for strategic sustainable development. There is a clear and pressing need to quantify the greenhouse gas footprint of all human activities.

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10 May
09:00 - 10:30

Hydropower and interconnections in Africa

Type: Focus session

Driven by the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) and the African Union’s Agenda 2063, electricity infrastructure, transmission, interconnections and hydropower are simultaneously undergoing considerable development... (Read more)

10 May
11:00 - 12:30

Strategic basin planning

Type: Focus session
Co-convenors: The Nature Conservancy

There is growing recognition 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 environmental, social,... (Read more)

10 May
11:00 - 12:30

Hydropower and long-distance transmission

Type: Focus session

Connecting the hydropower resource, especially large hydropower projects, to major load centres can be challenging, particularly where the load centre is located a significant distance away from the generation source.

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10 May
13:00 - 14:00

Flood preparedness

Type: Interval

How can the Red Cross and Red Crescent support the hydropower sector in designing and implementing dam safety measures and policies?

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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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10 May
14:30 - 16:00

Hybrid renewable energy systems

Type: Focus session

Hybrid energy systems typically consist of two or more different energy sources used in conjunction to ensure firm power output, increased system efficiency and ultimately a greater balance in power supply at lower overall costs.

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10 May
14:30 - 16:00

The future of project sustainability assessment

Type: Focus session
Co-convenors: SECO

The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (“the Protocol”) was launched at the World Hydropower Congress in 2011, and has since been applied in every continent of the world.  

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10 May
16:30 - 18:00

Private sector engagement

Type: Focus session

The private sector plays a critical role in hydropower development, both in providing the necessary technical skills but also as a source of project financing.

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10 May
16:30 - 18:00

Renewable energy storage

Type: Focus session

It is widely recognised that the transition towards cleaner and more sustainable energy systems will require a significant increase in the flexibility of power systems.

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10 May
18:00 - 19:00