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Join the EU Green Week Partner Event on 8 June 2021!

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HYDROPOWER EUROPE is pleased to invite you to the event “Hydropower: how to avoid potential pollution sources and to mitigate environmental impacts by innovative measures and concepts” on Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 14:00 – 16:15 (CET).


Hydropower has all the technical characteristics to serve as an excellent catalyst for a successful energy transition. Potential pollution sources have to be avoided in a hydropower project from the design to construction to operation to refurbishment and finally decommissioning by the timely implementation of protection and mitigation measures.

The EU Green Week Partner Event will highlight good practice and approaches which help to avoid terrestrial and aquatic pollution and help mitigate harmful impacts. By sharing the interdisciplinary experience, the experts will openly discuss the challenges regarding potential pollution in a narrower sense and environmental as well as social-economic impacts in a wider sense. The roundtable will further consider how innovation can eliminate and/or reduce these sources of pollution and impacts. 

The event aims to make a contribution to improving the quality and the continuity of European rivers and to shed light on good practice that should serve as the basic standard for hydropower deployment.

The outcomes will also provide a rich source of ideas and suggestions for the HYDROPOWER EUROPE Forum to consider when finalizing its main documents, which comprise the Research and Innovation Agenda and Strategic Industry Roadmap for hydropower in Europe.

The event is organised under the umbrella of the EU Green Week 2021, Zero Pollution.

Date & time of the event: Tuesday, 8 June 2021, 14:00 – 16:15 (CET).

Click here to register!


14:00 – 14:05 Setting the scene 

Hydropower: from pollution to impact? Mark Morris, HYDROPOWER EUROPE

14:05 – 14:25 Keynote speech

Potential sources of pollution and main environmental impacts during the lifetime cycle of a hydropower plant: examples to manage them by Claire Descourtieux, EDF 

14:25 – 14:55: Experts statements 


14:55 – 15:00: Break 

15:00 – 16:00: Roundtable discussion 

Moderated by Anton Schleiss & Jean-Jacques Fry, Coordinators of HYDROPOWER EUROPE

16:00 – 16:15: Closing remarks 



Registrations for the event are open at this link. In case of further questions or information needed, please do not hesitate to contact


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