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HYDROPOWER EUROPE visited ITCOLD in Palermo

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ITCOLD, the Italian Committee on Large Dams, set up a Working Group to assess how dam owners’ actions addressed to the sustainable host territories development are perceived by the other stakeholders present in the same territory. The main aim of the ITCOLD activity is to facilitate the dialogue and the intercommunication between two worlds that often have conflictual or even opposite interests.

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HYDROPOWER EUROPE presented at the Opening Session of HYDRO 2019 in Porto, Portugal

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During the opening session of the Hydro 2019 conference: Concept to closure: Practical steps in Porto, Portugal, 14 October 2019. Prof. Anton Schleiss and Jean-Jacques Fry were invited to present in a keynote address the latest results of the HYDROPOWER EUROPE project.

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Prof. Anton Schleiss presents HYDROPOWER EUROPE at the 11th ICOLD Europe Symposium in Crete, Greece

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Prof. Anton Schleiss was invited as a keynote speaker at the 11th ICOLD European Club Symposium in Chania, Crete, 2-4 October 2019 which attracted about 200 participants. The keynote entitled ‘The importance of hydropower development for the energy transition in Europe’ was given on October 3, 2019. Prof. Schleiss highlighted that hydropower has still still a considerable untapped potential in Europe and has all the characteristics to serve as an excellent catalyst for a successful energy transition. However, this will require a more flexible, efficient, environmentally and socially acceptable approach to increasing hydropower production to complement wind and solar energy production. He made also a futuristic outlook on technological developments in the hydropower sector until 2050.

About Fish-Friendly Hydropower Workshop

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HYDROPOWER EUROPE partners participated in FIThydro Stakeholder Workshop on Fish-Friendly Hydropower organised in the context of FIThydro, a 4-year EU-funded H2020 research project (2016-2020). This project addresses the decision support in commissioning and operating hydropower plants by the use of existing and innovative technologies. 

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Happy New Year for 2020

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With your support into the next decade to reinforce hydropower as a catalyst for the energy transition in Europe. The HYDROPOWER EUROPE FORUM would like to wish you a Happy New Year for 2020!

Mediterranean Workshop

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The HYDROPOWER Mediterranean Workshop in Chania, Greece took place on 30 September – 1 October and brought together experts from both academia and industry. It was the last of three workshops across Europe to develop a Research and Innovation Agenda and a Strategic Industry Roadmap for the hydropower sector.

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Alpine Workshop

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The HYDROPOWER Alpine Workshop in Lausanne, Switzerland took place on 11-12 September and brought together experts from both academia and industry. It was the second of three workshops across Europe to develop a Research and Innovation Agenda and a Strategic Industry Roadmap for the hydropower sector.

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Nordic Workshop

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The HYDROPOWER Nordic workshop in Luleå took place on 28-29 August and brought together experts from both academia and industry. It was the first of three workshops across Europe to develop a Research and Innovation Agenda and a Strategic Industry Roadmap for the hydropower sector.

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New HYDROPOWER EUROPE video

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At the World Hydropower Congress 2019, HYDROPOWER EUROPE premiered its video, detailing its vision and the important role hydropower will play in the Energy Transition. HYDROPOWER EUROPE will provide a focal point for reviewing and developing hydropower in Europe - watch the video below to learn more about the project and how to participate in it!

The World Hydropower Congress 2019

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HYDROPOWER EUROPE took part in the World Hydropower Congress 2019 in Paris, between the 14th and 16th May.

The World Hydropower Congress brings together industry, government, finance, civil society and academia to set priorities for the hydropower sector.

This year’s theme was ‘The Power of Water in a Sustainable, Interconnected World’, focusing on hydropower’s role in delivering on the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.

HYDROPOWER EUROPE presented its vision and roadmap, and how it aims to be one of the key players working towards the Energy Transition.

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