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Tours

Participants at the 2017 World Hydropower Congress will have the opportunity to visit some of Africa's most impressive technical hydropower achievements and natural phenomena.

Study tours to southern Africa, which are among the most hydropower-rich regions of the continent, will include visits to Ethiopia, South Africa, Sudan, Uganda and Zambia. The tours will take place in the days immediately following the 2017 World Hydropower Congress, 12-15 May.

​If you are interested in participating in a tour, please email us at congress@hydropower.org specifying which tour(s) you would like further information on. Please note that the cost of tour(s) are not included in your Congress ticket.

There will be more information shortly regarding costs and other study tours taking place.


12 May

Sediment management practices in Debre Yacob watershed, Ethiopia

The Water and Land Resource Centre will guide us through one of the locations of the Learning Watersheds initiative, which aims to support and strengthen integrated watershed development efforts.

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12 May

Gilgel Gibe III, Ethiopia

Ethiopian Electric Corporation (EEP) is providing an exclusive opportunity for registered participants of the congress to visit Gilgel Gibe III, currently the largest hydroelectric project in Ethiopia, with an installed capacity of 1,870 MW.

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12-14 May

Isimba Hydropower Project and White Nile tour, Uganda

This three-day tour will include a visit to the 183 MW Isimba hydropower project on the White Nile River, and will include a visit to Lake Victoria, the beautiful Kalagala Falls and a boat tour to the source of the Nile.

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12-14 May

Victoria Falls and Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre, Zambia

ZESCO will kindly host a group of participants to visit Victoria Falls and Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre in Zambia. The group will meet in Livingston on 12 May and visit Victoria Falls. The following day, the group will travel together to Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre in Lusaka.

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12-15 May

Upper Atbara and Setit Project, Sudan

This four-day tour will include a visit to the recently completed and commissioned Upper Atbara and Setit dam complex. The complex consists of twin dams located some 20 kilometers upstream of the confluence of the Atbara and Setit rivers. 

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