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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 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.

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 May

Sediment management practices in Debre Yacob watershed, Ethiopia

The Water and Land Resource Centre offers a guided tour through Debre Yacob, sub-basin of Lake Tana, of the ‘Learning Watersheds’ initiative. Participants will see sediment-management related activities which have led to major improvements in the land and water resources.

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debre yacob

12 May

Gilgel Gibe III, Ethiopia

***This tour is now full***

Ethiopian Electric Power 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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