News: “Hydro 2012 – Innovative Approaches to Global Challenges”

The annual conference organized by The International Journal Hydropower & Dams is the world’s most international event held in Europe for the hydropower profession.

HYDRO2012, took place in Bilbao, Spain, on 29th-31st October, at the Euskalduna Congress Centre, and attracted 1,300 participants and 200 enterprises from 80 different countries.

Dr. Iñaki Azkuna (Mayor of Bilbao), Mr. Adama Nombre (President of the International Commission on Large Dams) and Mr. Alfonso Menoyo (Iberdrola, Spain) addressed the opening plenary session, along with keynote speakers from the International Energy Agency, the Minister of Mines and Energy, Brazil, the European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA) and the World Bank.

Parallel sessions concerning technical, financial/economic, and environmental/social aspects were conducted during these three days. There were regional sessions and updates on some of the world’s most important schemes under construction worldwide, covering large and small hydro. Interactive discussions were encouraged through panels and workshops.

Among HYDRO2012 activities, a workshop, entitled “Closing the gap between experienced and junior staff in the hydro/dam profession: Commitment to the transfer of skills”, took place on Tuesday afternoon.

Further information can be found in the HYDRO2012 conference website.


HYDRO2012, International Conference and Exhibition

The HYDRO 2012 conference is organized by the International Journal on Hydropower & Dams.

HYDRO2012 This conference will be held in the city of Bilbao, Spain, from October 29 to October 31, 2012.

The conference programme will focus on the most practical aspects of hydro development worldwide. A major Technical Exhibition will run concurrently with sessions and workshops.

The HYDRO 2012 cultural and social programme will offer extra networking opportunities.

In addition, planned study tours will offer delegates the opportunity to visit the latest developments across various parts of the country.

Frontpage HYDRO2012 programme

You will find the conference programme by following this link. 

For further information, you may visit the HYDRO2012 website here.