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Practical Solutions for a Sustainable Future 17 to 19 October 2011 ~ Prague, Czech Republic Organized by:

Co-hosted by:

Practical ways to advance hydro projects towards financial closure, ensuring that governments get the maximum benefits from their hydro assets, research on carbon emissions from reservoirs, the safety of high hazard structures, capacity building in the developing world, and the increasingly important role of pumped storage, are among the themes selected for panel discussions and workshops during HYDRO 2011. These focused discussions will complement technical sessions on topics such as the effective management of large construction sites, social and environmental issues and the synergy between hydro and other renewables. High level delegations from all countries with active hydro development programmes underway will discuss development targets, priorities, achievements and challenges. Supporting organizations include:


A stunning city in the heart of central Europe, located on the Vltava river, the Czech capital city of Prague will provide the perfect setting for HYDRO 2011. Bordered by Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Poland, The Czech Republic is easily accessible from all parts of the world. Prague

The historical centre has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. As well as offering a wealth of cultural attractions, it is renowned as a centre for international congresses, having hosted summits of NATO, the EU, and the World Bank. Delegates will have a chance to view some of the main sites during the pre-Conference excursion on Sunday 16 October.

Accommodation is being arranged at special rates for HYDRO 2011 participants in Prague, in all categories. Two excellent hotels are adjacent to the Congress Centre, and others are a short distance away in the city (maximum of two metro stops). Free public transport tickets have been organized for HYDRO 2011 delegtates, by courtesy of the City of Prague. For more details about hotels, see the Registration Form, or visit our website:

With nearly 2 billion people in the world still lacking a reliable electricity supply, and about 70 per cent of the world’s hydro potential remaining to be exploited, there is no doubt about the need for more carefully planned hydro schemes to be implemented, without delay. In many of the industrialized nations, the uprating of existing hydro plants can offer a clean and cost-effective solution for bringing new capacity on line to meet increasing demand. • Aqua~Media International will continue to build on its extensive experience of bringing together international experts from all parts of the world to discuss practical, topical and challenging aspects of present and future hydro development. • Great emphasis is placed each year on facilitating the active participation of those from the less developed countries, where the greatest hydro potential remains, and there is the greatest need to develop it. • In Prague, financiers from the major IFIs, leading consultants, high level representatives of power and water authorities, decision makers from private and public developers, major contractors and suppliers will review progress, challenges, research needs, and above all how to help nations with hydro potential to meet their development goals. • Project finance, environmental and social aspects, adaptation to climate change, increasing dam and powerplant safety and efficiency, and ways to maximize and quantify the multiple advantages of hydropower will all be high on the agenda. Topics for Panel Discussions or Workshops this year include: • Carbon emissions from reservoirs • Safety of high hazard structures • Capacity building • Are governments getting the best value from their hydro assets? • Pumped storage • Communications and public perception of hydro • Taking care of our cultural heritage • Grand Inga: the potential powerhouse of Africa

Sunday 16 October

Monday 17 October

Tuesday 18 October

Wednesday 19 October

From 09.00 hrs Conference Registration and Exhibition Set-up

08.30 hrs Opening Plenary Session: Welcome Addresses Keynote Addresses and Music

08.30 hrs Parallel Sessions: 10 - Civil Engineering 11 - Hydro + Wind 12 - Africa 13 - Environment

08.30 hrs Parallel Sessions: 23 - Civil Engineering 24 - Powerplant Safety 25 - Latin America 26 - International SHP




Parallel Sessions: 1 - Finance 2 - Hydraulic Machinery 3 - Europe 4 - Climate/Hydrology

Parallel Sessions: (13 contd.) 14 - Dam Safety 15 - Pumped Storage Schemes 16 - Africa

Parallel Sessions: 27 - Spillways 28 - Operation & Maintenance 29 Sedimentation 30 - SHP in Europe




Parallel Sessions: 5 - Commercial 6 - Hydraulic Machinery 7 - Asia 8 - Carbon Emissions

Parallel Sessions: (16 contd.) 17 - High Hazard Structures 18 - Pumped Storage 19 - Social aspects

Parallel Sessions: (29 contd.) 31 - Communications 32 - Upgrading 33 - Electrical Engineering




Parallel Sessions: (6, 7, 8, contd.) 9 - Panel on Maximizing Hydro Assets

Parallel Sessions: (17 contd.) 20 - Pumped Storage Debate 21 - Capacity Building 22 - Industrial Heritage

Closing Plenary Sessions: Conference Conclusions Summing Up

19.30 hrs: Concert and Welcome Reception Municipal House, Prague

Apéritif in the Exhibition Evening Free

20.00 hrs: Farewell Dinner Party Villa Dreucici

(access to stands from 10.00 hrs on Saturday)

11.00 hrs Excursion departs to Prague Castle and Lunch Cruise on the River Vltava

19.00 hrs Chairmen’s Meeting 19.45 hrs Speakers’ Briefing 20.15 hrs Speakers’ and Chairmen’s Reception

INTERNATIONAL STEERING COMMITTEE INCLUDES: S. Alam, France J. Antunes Sobrinho, Brazil I. Araki, Japan E.M. Baardsen, ADB E. Bellendir, Russian Federation L. Berga, Spain A. Bergeret, France P. Blaha, Czech Republic P. Boeriu, UNESCO-IHE H. Brekke, Norway R. Bucher, Germany J.M. Buil Sanz, Spain A. Carrère, France D. Develay, France J-M. Devernay, France M. De Vivo, France Dr E. Doujak, Austria

I. Ekpo, Nigeria M. François, France J. Freitas, Portugal M.A. Gómez Balandra, Mexico M. Gospodjinacki, Slovenia J. Gummer, Australiaå C.R. Head, UK F. Isambert, France R.E. Israelsen, USA Jia Jinsheng, China Ø. Johannsen, Norway C. Kayitenkore, Burundi H. Keck, Switzerland V. Kercan, Slovenia H. Kreuzer, Switzerland T. Kunz, Switzerland U Myo Myint, Myanmar

R. Lafitte, Switzerland F. Lempérière, France B. Leyland, New Zealand Lin Chuxue, China F. Louis, France E. Monosowski, Brazil/France N. and L. Nielsen, Australia A. Nombre, Burkina Faso A. Palmieri, World Bank B. Pelikan, ESHA, Austria B. Petry, The Netherlands I. Phiri, Zambia J. Plummer, UK V. Radchenko, Russian Federation P.J. Rae, USA J.R. Rojas Morales, Costa Rica F. C. da Rocha e Silva, Mozambique

Rup˘ci´c, Croatia Z. Saturka, Czech Republic A. Schleiss, Switzerland K. Seelos, Norway J-J. Simond, Switzerland B. Skácel, Czech Republic B. Tardieu, France J. Thanopoulos, Greece S. Tickodri-Togboa, Uganda B. Trouille, USA M.S.D. Tsoy, Russian Federation W. Um, Asian Development Bank C.V.J. Varma, India J.G. Warnock, UK G.M. Wedam, Austria D.A. Williams, UK J. Yagüe, Spain

MONDAY 17 OCTOBER ~ MORNING Welcome Addresses: ❚❘ Alison Bartle, Director, Aqua-Media International Ltd ❚❘ Vladimír Hlavinka, Member of the Board of Directors and Chief Production Officer ČEZ, a. s. ❚❘ Dr Jia Jinsheng, President, International Commission on Large Dams Opening Addresses: ❚❘ Will we have enough dam engineers with the right skills in the future? Dr A. Hughes, Atkins Water, UK ❚❘ Keynote: Dams and Hydro: The last 40 years; What next? Alessandro Palmieri, The World Bank

Session 1: Panel Discussion Approaches to Project Finance Chairman: Jean-Michel Devernay, EDF, France This panel discussion is planned to be interactive, and will begin with brief statements from some of the international financing institutions, including the World Bank, African Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau and the European Investment Bank, outlining current policies, priorities and activities in the field of hydro project financing and support. Financial experts from the private sector (banks and consultancies) will also participate. Outcomes of the discussion will aim to give new insights into current approaches to project financing; guidelines on advancing projects towards financial closure; and economic aspects of hydro development; and risk allocation and management.

Session 2: Hydraulic Machinery 1 ~ Modelling & Research Chairman: Prof H. Brekke, Consultant, Norway ❚❘ Kaplan draft tube simulations and validation with Porjus-U9 test model – B. Mulu and M.J. Cervante, Luleå University of Technology, Sweden; T. Vu, Andritz Hydro Ltd, Canada; F. Guibault, Ecole Polytechnique de Montreal, Canada ❚❘ Determination of operating parameters for Kaplan turbines utilizing the CFD calculations – M. Kaniecki, Z. Krzemianowski, and M. Banaszak, Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland ❚❘ Study of 3D flow in the course of closing of pump turbine ring gate – V. Stepanov and V. Seleznev, Power Machines LMZ, Russian Federation; S. Cherny and D. Chirkov, Institute of Computational Technologies SB RAS, Russia; A. Avdyushenko, State University, Russia; V. Skorospelov, Institute of Mathematics SB RAS, Russia ❚❘ Numerical and experimental investigations of performance characteristics of hydrokinetic turbines – A. Góralczyk and A. Adamkowski, The Szewalski Institute of Fluid-Flow Machinery of Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland ❚❘ Understanding hydro-abrasive erosion in Pelton runners – Dr K. Winkler and Dr. E. Parkinson, Andritz Hydro AG, Austria ❚❘ Active flow control in Francis turbines – M. V. Magnoli and Prof R. Schilling, Munich University of Technology, Germany

Session 3: Hydro Activities in Europe Chairman: Oivind Johansen, Deputy Director, Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, Norway ❚❘ Current status of the hydropower potential in Germany 2011 – P. Anderer and U. Dumont, Floecksmühle Ingenieurbüro, Germany; S. Heimerl, Fichtner GmbH & Co. KG, Germany; A. Ruprecht and N. Bauer, University of Stuttgart, Germany; U. Wolf-Schumann, Hydrotec Ingenieurgesellschaft, Germany; K. Hölzl, Federal Ministry of Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), Germany ❚❘ Small pumped-storage powerplants and possibilities of their use in the electric power system of the Czech Republic – J. Šoukal, Sigma Vvú, s.r.o., Czech Republic; R. Jager, OSC a.s., Czech Republic; F. Pochylý, Vut Fsi Brno, Czech Republic ❚❘ Power from the Mersey – C. Grant, URS Scott Wilson, UK; A. Libaux, EdF Hydro Engineering Centre, France ❚❘ Hydropower as a restoration opportunity for obstructed river reaches? – A. Lashofer, T. Cassidy, W. Hawle, M. Pucher and B. Pelikan, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Austria ❚❘ Hydropower and EU Water Framework Directive: a river area strategy – R. Keuneke and U. Dumont, Floecksmühle Ingenieurbüro, Germany; Dr. R. Thiel and V. Magath, University of Hamburg, Germany; Dr. U. Schwevers, Institute of Applied Ecology, Germany; S. Naumann, The Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Germany ❚❘ Experiences with short-term hydropower optimization at Agder Energi, Norway – H. O. Inglebaek, Agder Energi, Norway; S. Danielsen, Powel ASA, Norway ❚❘ Tidal powerplant at the Brouwersdam, Netherlands – L.F. Mooyaart, T. Van Den Noortgaete and J. van Berkel, Haskoning Nederland BV, The Netherlands

Session 4: Climate Change and Hydrology Chairman: Prof L. Berga, Honorary President of ICOLD, and UPC, Barcelona, Spain ❚❘ Keynote Speaker: Dr Asit K. Biswas ❚❘ Influence of the July 2010 monsoon rains on the ongoing Khwar project in northern Pakistan – Dr J. Mödinger and Dr T. Major, Lahmeyer International GmbH, Germany ❚❘ Flood management during the construction of an RCC dam and a powerhouse in South East Asia – S. Martin, D. Tournier, M. Demirdache and J-L. Cervetti, Tractebel Engineering S A, France ❚❘ Technical design of hydrological monitoring of the Jinsha river closure for the Xiangjiaba hydropower station – Yin Ye and Liu Yaocheng, China Three Gorges Corporation, China ❚❘ Global warming and design flood: the case study of Bagatelle dam, Mauritius – S. Le Clerc and H. Garros-Berthet, Tractebel Engineering S A, France ❚❘ Climate Change - is it a real problem for our dams? – Dr A. Hughes and Dr D. Hunt, Atkins Water, UK ❚❘ Streamflow prediction based on satellite and in situ measurements for hydropower operations in central Chile – L. Romero, E. Motte, A. Egido, A. Reppucci and M. Caparrini, Starlab Barcelona SL, Spain; L. Castro and B. Fernandez, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile ❚❘ Changing climatic parameters and its impact assessment on hydropower generation: A case study of the Gandaki river basin in Nepal – Dr T.R. Bajracarya, Dr B.A. Bhakta and S.Acharya, Institute of Engineering, Nepal

MONDAY 17 OCTOBER ~ AFTERNOON Session 5: Financial and Commercial Aspects Chair: Judith Plummer, University of Cambridge, UK / World Bank ❚❘ Project financing in hydropower development in Laos – Xaypaseuth Phomsoupha, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Lao PDR ❚❘ Investment barriers for development of hydropower in Nepal – P. M. Shrestha, Clean Energy Development Bank Ltd, Nepal ❚❘ Project financing as a system to overcome the infrastructure gap in Italy and in the European Union – T. V. Russo, University of Salento, Italy ❚❘ Hydropower: The strongest performer in the CDM process, reflecting high quality of hydro in comparison to other renewable energy sources – E. Branche, EDF, France ❚❘ A comparative analysis of different formats of public-private partnerships - the experience of Furnas – M.A.A. Porto and R. A. Marques, Furnas Centrais Elétricas SA, Brazil ❚❘ Business decision making under risk and uncertainty – A. K. Mishra, Mangdechhu Hydroelectric Project, Bhutan

Session 6: Hydraulic Machinery Chairman: John Gummer, Hydro-Consult Pty Ltd, Australia

Low head and instream units ❚❘ Advanced seals for Kaplan turbines and guidevanes – M. Grimanis and D.Ell, A. W. Chesterton Company, USA ❚❘ Hydraulic development of hydro kinetic turbines – A. Ruprecht, A. Ruopp and N. Bauer University of Stuttgart, Germany ❚❘ Kaplan turbine as flow meter – A. Bard, Sweco Energuide, Sweden ❚❘ Bulb turbines - selection and design for feasibility and basic projects – E. de E. Carvalho Cruz, Independent Consultant, Brazil; M F. de Moraes, HPP Jirau, Brazil; R G. Cesário, GDF Suez Tractebel Leme, Brazil ❚❘ Very low head turbine achieves unprecedented live fish passage tests results and confirms its extremely low environmental impact – M. Leclerc, MJ2 Technologies S.A.R.L., France; F. Collombat, SHEMA Group EDF, France ❚❘ Turbine flow measurement intakes - a cost-effective alternative to measurement in penstocks – J. Taylor, BC Hydro, Canada; G. Proulx, Hydro-Québec, Canada; J. Lampa, ASL AQFlow, Canada ❚❘ Influence of penstock flow on distributor discharge – E Casarteli and Luca Mangani, Hochschule Luzern, Switzerland Operating Issues ❚❘ Wear, fatigue, repair and renewal of discharge rings for Kaplan and bulb turbines – J. Mayrhuber, Verbund Hydro Power AG, Austria ❚❘ Measurement of oil-film thickness in the thrust bearing of an 80 MW Kaplan unit – D. Dolend, A. Hribar and S. Cizelj, Litostroj Power d.o.o., Slovenia ❚❘ Mechanical robustness of Francis runners, requirements to reduce the risk of cracks in blades – H. Bjørndal, A. Reynaud and C. Larsson, Norconsult, Norway ❚❘ Performance and maintenance of hydraulic machinery in peak load operation – Prof H. Brekke, Private Consultant, Norway ❚❘ Cavitation damage and repair problems just downstream of the penstock sliding gates; A case history from Iran – M. Abolghasemi and H. Ali, Farab Co, Iran ❚❘ Experimentation of the Pak Mun hydro plant hydraulic turbine runner coating to protect erosion and cavitation – K. Bunman and S Hamcumpai, Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), Thailand

❚❘ Effect of operating conditions of Francis turbines for predicting sediment erosion – H. P. Neopane, Kathmandu University, Nepal; O. Gunnar Dahlhaug, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway; M. Cervantes, Lulea University of Technology (LTU), Sweden ❚❘ Monitoring water conditions by analysing ultrasonic signal parameters – P. Gruber, Rittmeyer Ltd, Switzerland; B. Lüscher Scintilla AG, Switzerland; T. Staubli and D. Roos, HSLU, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland ❚❘ New synchronization method for ring gates: development and testing – A. Steinhilber and J. Clement, Alstom Hydro, France

Session 7: Hydro Development in Asia Co-Chairmen: Chhewang Rinzin, Director, Druk Green Power Corporation Ltd, Bhutan C.V.J. Varma, President, Council of Power Utilities, India ❚❘ Hydropower development is a unique opportunity for Lao PDR – Hatsady Sisoulath, Ministry of Energy and Mines, Lao PDR ❚❘ Innovative vision for maximising multiple advantages of high dam project – D. B. Singh and A. Singh, Ministry of Energy, Nepal ❚❘ Cascades of hydro plants on the Upper Dniester and Tisa rivers for multipurpose use of water resources in the Carpathian region – I. Landau, Ukrhydroproject PJSC, Ukraine ❚❘ Sustainable development of hydropower resources in Siphandone, Laos: an integrated assessment – L. Orcel, Compagnie Nationale du Rhône, France; P.J. Meynell, Consultant, Lao PDR ❚❘ Developing the Zap river – N. Derinöz Özsu,Dolsar Engineering Ltd, Turkey ❚❘ An orientation survey of the Bawanur dam – P. Blaha, R. Duras, J. Fousek and O. Horsk, Geotest as, Czech Renewable Energy Alliance, Czech Republic ❚❘ Practical solutions for the development of the Nam Ngum 2 a hydro project - Somkuan Wata keekul, Southeast Asia Energy Ltd ❚❘ Project and construction management for an independent power project – P.J. Rae, PJR Consulting Inc, Lao PDR ❚❘ The Tarbela 4th extension project – F. Griffin, Mott MacDonald Ltd, UK ❚❘ The opportunities and barriers of hydro energy development in Indonesia – A. Cahyo Adhi and Hadi Susilo, PT PLN (Persero), Indonesia ❚❘ Future potential and current status of the development of hydro energy in Georgia – G. Matcharadze, Stucky Caucasus Ltd, Georgia; P. Tsintsadze Georgia Hydro, Georgia; B.Quigley, Stucky Ltd, Switzerland ❚❘ The Neelum Jhelum hydro plant under construction – C. Grosskopf, Neelum Jhelum Consultants, Pakistan

Session 8: Workshop Managing Reservoir Emissions Chairman: Niels Nielsen, Joint Secretary, International Energy Agency This Workshop will present and discuss the ongoing research being undertaken by the IEA Hydropower Implementing Agreement to investigate issues associated with emissions from reservoirs. Discussion topics will include: Status of measurement campaigns in Brazil; Unrelated anthropogenic sources and country update reports. There will also be some short presentations of papers on relevant topics which were submitted for HYDRO 2011. ❚❘ Greenhouse gases from hydroelectric reservoirs: is this issue dealt with properly? - M. Aurélio dos Santos and L. Pinguelli Rosa, COPPE UFRJ, Brazil ❚❘ Monitoring and evaluation of greenhouse gases emissions from the reservoir area of the hydroelectric power plant under construction – A. Kan, É. D. Borges da Silva, E. Esmanhoto, R. Geha Serta, R. Ferreira Soares, R. de Fátima Colaço Gibertoni and R. L. Daru, Centro Politécnico da UFPR, Brazil; G. M. Teixeira and P. S. Pereira, Companhia Paranaense de Energia –COPEL, Brazil ❚❘ Greenhouse gas emissions from hydropower reservoirs located in the sub-tropical area: recent findings and modelling – S. Descloux, V. Chanudet, and A. Petitjean, EDF-DPIH-CIH, France ❚❘ Measurement and analysis of CO2 isotope emissions from Shuibuya reservoir over the Qingjiang river basin – Zhao Dengzhong and Chen Yongbo, China Three Gorges Corporation, China; Tan Debao and Wang Zhaohui, Changjiang River Scientific Research Institute, China

Session 9: Panel Discussion Beyond the horizon: How can governments ensure that they are getting best value for their hydro resources? Chairman: Chris Head, Consultant, UK Determining an appropriate level of government ‘take’ on a hydro concession has never been easy, but it is becoming more difficult as hydropower is transformed from being a public service into a marketable commodity. The nature of hydro financing means that governments have to enter into long-term commitments to private developers, which might be favourable under current conditions but may look very different in the future. How can the state ensure that it is getting fair value for its resources? Can we learn from other resource-based extractive industries?

Before the matter is thrown open for discussion, a small panel of experts will briefly address this issue by answering specific questions posed by the Chairman

TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER ~ MORNING Session 10: Civil Engineering Chairman: Dr Yannis Thanopoulos, PPC, Greece ❚❘ Site management and supervision of infrastructure projects in developing countries – R. Ross, Lahmeyer International GmbH, Germany ❚❘ The use of flyash for the Bui hydroelectric project – its benefits for the project and the public's perception of its use – P. Aecheampong, M. Tabuah Duah and K. Sarpong, Akosa Bui Power Authority, Ghana ❚❘ Exposed geomembrane system at the Moravka dam: 10 years performance – D. Kratochvil and F. Glac, Povodi Odry, Czech Republic; A. Scuero and G. Vaschetti, Carpi Tech SA, Switzerland ❚❘ Serra do Facão: RCC sustainability and technology – J. Augusto Braga, C. Herweg, M. Soares Rufino Pereira, L.C. Martins, M. Marchi dos Santos, K. A. Alcantra Farran and R. Sampaio Fernandes, Camargo Corrêa - Engenharia e Construçäo, Brazil ❚❘ Operation of inflatable dams/gates in cold weather – S. Meunier, Hydro-Québec, Canada ❚❘ Features of thermal regime of a high rock-fill dam with asphalt concrete core in harsh weather conditions – O. Vaynberg, I. Landau and V. Golovko, Ukrhydroproject PJSC, Ukraine ❚❘ Hydraulic research of protective structures for dams – M. Králík, L. Satrapa and M. Zukal, Czech Technical University Prague, Czech Republic

Session 11: Hydro in Synergy with Other Renewables Chairman: José Freitas, Deputy Director, EDP - Gestão da Produçao de Energia SA, Portugal ❚❘ Proposing a hybrid wind/hydro energy system on Milos Island, Greece – A. Vassilakopoulos, L. G. Boussiakou, P. Papantoniou and E. C. Kalkani, National Technical University of Athens, Greece ❚❘ Perspectives on hydropower's role to balance non-regulated renewable power production in Northern Europe – M. D. Catrinu, E. Solvang, M. Korpås, Sintef Energy Research, Norway; Å. Killingtveit, NTNU, Norway ❚❘ Wind/hydro pumped-storage system: an integrated energy solution for the Aegean sea island of Serifos – G. K. Korbakis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece ❚❘ Combined conventional hydropower plant and pumped-storage units to support large wind penetration in electric grids – J. S. Anagnostopoulos and D. E. Papantonis, National Technical University of Athens, Greece ❚❘ Hydro and wind power capacity expansion scenarios impacts in the Portuguese power system – R. Figueiredo, S. Virgílio Torrado Mendes and A. C. Nunes, EDP Gestão de Produção de Energia, SA, Portugal ❚❘ A combined wind - hydro power system – R. A. Sargsyan, Armenian National Academy of Sciences, Armenia

12: Round Table Inga, the Potential Powerhouse of Africa Moderator: Michel de Vivo, Secretary-General, ICOLD The concentration of hydro potential available at DRC’s Inga sites (Inga 3 and Grand Inga) is the greatest in the world, and could provide power to vast regions of the African continent, from Egypt in the north, to South Africa and Mozambique. Feasibility studies went ahead earlier this year which promise to move this long debated development a major step forward. Our Round Table Discussion aims to bring together key stakeholders: the Government of DRC, the African Development Bank and other financial experts, the Consultants now undertaking feasibility studies, and other technical experts who are contributing their expertise to the design of the schemes.

Session 13: Environment Co-Chairs: Dr Cecilia Tortajada, Scientific Director, International Centre on Water and Environment, Zaragoza, Spain; and, Dr M.A. Gomez Balandra, IMTA, Mexico ❚❘ Does size really matter? A balance between environmental losses and economical gains of existing hydropower plants – E. Carvalho Filho, I.P.G. Machado, L. S. Masini, L. Asbahr, G.S.C. Rocha, M.T.F.R. Campos and J. A. Campos, CNEC Worley Parsons Resources and Energy, Brazil ❚❘ Geological, meteorological and environmental aspects and their effect on construction of the 2000 MW Subansiri Lower project dam – B. Das, Soma Enterprise Ltd, India ❚❘ Dam construction and its effect on the Bakhtegan wetland in Iran – A. Torabi Haghighi and A. Klöve, University of Oulu, Finland ❚❘ Environmental and social considerations in the planning and feasibility design of the Kabompo Gorge hydroelectric project, Rep. of Zambia – A. Wilson, Arcus Gibb, Rep. of South Africa ❚❘ Importance of preserving tropical fish biodiversity for hydropower schemes at basin level – M. A. Gomez Balandra, E. Díaz-Pardo, A. Hernández-Gutiérrez and S. Rodriguez-Torres, Instituto Mexicano de Tecnologia del Agua (IMTA), Mexico

❚❘ Ecological restoration of impacted areas in the Foz do Chapeco hydro plant in subtropical atlantic forest, Brazil – M.A. Bucco and L.C. Martins, Construções e Comércio Camargo Corrêa SA, Brazil; P. Godoy, R.L. Moritz, M.P. Guerra, UFSC, Brazil; E.R. Peixoto and A. Mariot, Orbi Ltda, Brazil ❚❘ Environmental demands require advanced controls for regulating dam – I. Kusuma and R. Boutot, ABB Inc, Canada ❚❘ To clear or not to clear vegetation prior to impoundment? Feed-back experience on the Nam Theun ll reservoir (Lao PDR) – O. Salignat, EDF-CIH, France ❚❘ Effects of artificial propagation on recruitment in the Gezhouba reservoir fishery – Jiang Wei, Jiang Hua, Huang Tao, Wan Jianyi, Gao Yong, China Three Gorges Corporation, China ❚❘ Hydraulic modelling with fish telemetry and habitat modelling in assessing conditions downstream of a fish passage and habitat in a hydropower river – M. Lahti, M. Jukka and H. Auvinen, Fortum Power and Heat Oy, Finland; A. Mäki-Petäys, A. Huusko and P. Orell, Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute, Finland

Session 14: Dam Safety Chairman: Michel Poupart, Consultant, France ❚❘ Improved dam safety while modernizing a pumped-storage plant – I. Kusuma and R. Boutet, ABB Inc, Canada ❚❘ Safety of dams to ensure public safety in Sri Lanka – D. C. S. Elakanda, Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources Management, Sri Lanka ❚❘ Enguri dam foundation deformation process under the influence of geological fracture and reservoir operation – M. Kalabegishvili, Georgian Technical University, Georgia ❚❘ Design challenges and solutions to the refurbishment of Catagunya dam, Tasmania – P. Southcott and T. Harman, Entura Hydro, Australia ❚❘ Investigation of residential buildings vibrating downstream of the Zhigulevskaya hydropower plant on the Volga river during flood discharge – Dr G. L. Mazhbits and E.V. Vinogradova, JSC NIIES (Scientific Research Institute of Energy Structures), Russian Federation ❚❘ Usoy dam and lake Sarez: the possibilities of using geophysical methods – U. Abdullaev, UZGIP Institute, Uzbekistan; S. Abdullaev, Gidroingeo, Uzbekistan; P. Blaha, Geotest a.s., Czech Republic; A. Akhmedov, University of Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Session 15: Pumped-Storage Projects Chairman: Bruno Trouille, MWH, USA ❚❘ The Reißeck ll pumped-storage plant – P. Steyrer, Pöyry Energy GmbH, Austria; M. Larcher, Verbund- Austrian Hydropower AG, Austria ❚❘ Design of the Kokhav Hayarden pumped-storage project – A. Toussaint, Tractebel Engineering S A, France ❚❘ Venda Nova lll repowering project – M. A. Oliveira, C. Esteves and F. Duarte, EDP, Portugal ❚❘ Design of the Deriaz pump turbines for Koyna pumped-storage powerplant – A. Skoták, K. Kyzlink and P. Veselý, CKD Blansko Engineering a.s., Czech Republic; A. Bergant, Litostroj Power d.o.o., Slovenia ❚❘ Waterhammer simulations for the Kops ll pumped-storage plant and comparison with measurements – H. Jaberg, University of Technology Graz, Austria; R. Mader and P. Meusburger, VIW Vorarlberger Illwerke, Austria ❚❘ Reliable runner for a 325 MW pump-turbine – M. Feilhauer, J. Mikulášek, A. Skoták, V. Miroslav, V. Jindlich, CKD Blansko Engineering a.s., Czech Republic ❚❘ Dynamic loads on pump-turbine guidevanes – B. Nennemann, Andritz Hydro, Canada; U. Henggeler, Ch. Gentner, M. Sallaberger and E. Parkinson, Andritz Hydro, Switzerland ❚❘ Prevention of air entrainment at the inlet of a pumped-storage plant - large scale model tests – B. Huber, Vienna University of Technology, Austria ❚❘ Measuring and managing PSP radial thrust: scale model/prototype comparison – A. Bombenger, J. L.. D Deniau, F. Andre and R. Guillaume, Alstom Hydro France, France

Session 16: Potential and Development in Africa Co-Chairmen: Michel De Vivo, Secretary-General, ICOLD; M. Debebe, EEPCo, Ethiopia ❚❘ Hydro potential of the Congo Basin – J. Kenfack, Ecole Nationale Supérieure Polytechnique, Cameroon; B.L. Tondo, CICOS, DRC; A. Assouh, University of Douala, Cameroon; and Prof A. Lejeune, University of Liège, Belgium ❚❘ Feasibility of hydropower for development: from the 90s to now, Magwagwa case study – M. Waters, M. Yonas, G. Watson and E. Berger, SMEC International, Kenya; C. Mwanda and W. Ogola, Ministry of Regional Development Authorities, Kenya ❚❘ Hydropower plants in arid regions- A dream come true in Cape Verde – J. André, J. Santos and C. Martins, Gesto Energy Solutions, Portugal ❚❘ Stepwise screening and development of small hydropower projects in Burundi: from masterplan to tender design level – C. Thévenaz, K. Peissner and Dr S. Palt, Fichtner GmbH & Co KG, Germany; R. Nkurunziza, Regideso, Burundi ❚❘ Dam construction and dam operation and maintenance - two sides of a coin? Not necessarily – C. Heitefuss, Lahmeyer International GmbH, Germany ❚❘ Current status of the renewable energy regulatory framework in South Africa and the effect it has on project development – A..J.T. Wilson, Arcus Gibb, Rep of South Africa; F. Viljoen, Cresco Project Finance, Rep of South Africa

❚❘ Structuring of multipurpose dam schemes to accelerate regional development - a case study from Kenya – C.O. Mwanda and W. O. Ogola, Ministry of Regional Development Authorities, Kenya ❚❘ Multi-criteria selection of the reservoir elevation in run-of-river hydropower developments – Dr A Trifkovic and Dr S. Palt, Fichtner GmbH & Co KG, Germany; F. Sajjabi and G. Kitayimbwa, Ministry of Eneregy and Mineral Development ❚❘ Challenges of and experiences from hydropower development in Uganda: A case study of the Bugoye hydropower plant – E.M. Tusiime, Newplan Ltd, Uganda

TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER ~ AFTERNOON 17: Workshop Safety of High Hazard Structures After Fukushima and the BP Gulf oil spill, What about dam safety? Chairman: Dr Harald Kreuzer, Consultant, Switzerland This Panel discussion will be an interdisciplinary comparison on safety between three high hazard structures: dams, nuclear powerplants and oil platforms. It is intended to discuss, among other thingss, acceptance criteria, safety margins and uncertainty assessment, emergency management, and relationships between owners and regulatory authorities. In the aftermath of Fukushima, the focus is on ‘What went wrong?’ and ‘What could go wrong elsewhere?’. Panellists will include: Prof. Wolfgang Kröger, Professor Emeritus ETH Zürich, Managing Director of the ETH Risk Center, Director of the Nuclear Energy Research Department at Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI): Founding Rector of the International Risk Covernance Council, Geneva; member of several international committees on nuclear safety and involved in both the Fukushima and Gulf of Mexico accidents. Alessandro Palmieri, Lead Dam Specialist at the World Bank Prof. Norihisa Matsumoto, a geotechnical engineer, formerly working at Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transportation and currently Advisor to the Japan Dam Engineering Centre; Past Vice President of ICOLD Dr. Harald Kreuzer, Engineering Consultant, Session Chairman.

Session 18: Pumped-Storage – Technical and Operational Issues Chairman: Bruno Trouille, MWH, USA ❚❘ Global overview of pumped-storage potential – F. Lempérière, Hydro Coop, France ❚❘ Identification of potential pumped-storage sites in large areas based on a multi-criteria GIS model – P. Schäfer, P. Thapa, S. Palt, J.Schlüter, Fichtner GmbH & Co KG, Germany; P. Vennemann, RWE, Germany ❚❘ Reconnaissance study of pumped-storage plants for peaking power generation in Sri Lanka – M. T. P. A. Wickramarathna, Ceylon Electricity Board, Sri Lanka ❚❘ Challenges in pump turbine development – M. Sallaberger, Ch. Gentner, C. Widmer and U. Henggeler, Andritz Hydro AG, Switzerland ❚❘ Hydroelectric interactions with variable speed and fixed speed machines in the pumping mode of operation – C. Nicolet, Power Vision Engineering Sàrl, Switzerland; Y. Pannatier, B. Kawkabani, J.-J. Simond and F. Avellan, EPFL, Switzerland ❚❘ Reversible pump turbines: appropriate solutions for every head – J-M. Henry, J. B. Houdeline and J. M. Verzéroli, Alstom Hydro France, France ❚❘ Study on capabilities of variable speed pumped hydroelectric powerplants and comparison with other bulk energy storage solutions – J. Koutnik and S. Lutzmann, Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co KG, Germany

Session 19: Social Aspects Chair: Lori Nielsen, Joint Secretary, International Energy Agency ❚❘ Stakeholder engagement in the Mphanda Nkuwa hydro project in Mozambique – M. Dray, Hidroelectrica de Mphanda Nkuwa, Mozambique ❚❘ Local consultations: Participation of Bui hydroelectric project-affected persons in the selection, planning and construction of new resettlement townships – M. W. Salifu, J. Amissah-Arthur, A. B. Osafo-Kissi and G. Tettey, Bui Power Authority, Ghana; R. Acquaah Harrison, UN-Habitat Ghana ❚❘ Successful public consultation process for the 96 MW Lethang hydroelectric project in Sikkim, India – V. P. S. Chauhan, Kalpan Hydro Company (India) Pvt Ltd, India ❚❘ Engaging stakeholders in water and dam develoment management programme – S. Kadivar, Senior Water and Environment Consultant, USA; J. Kelsey, University College London, UK ❚❘ Health impact assessment: a policy framework for the protection and promotion of human health in hydropower development – K. Bruck, P. Furu, R. Piseth, Soutsakhone Chanthapone and R. Bos, World Health Organization, Switzerland ❚❘ Social and economic aspects of hydropower projects: the case of Fridão – A. P. Moreira, A. Baptista Gomes and J. Dias da Silva, EDP - Gestão da Produção de Energia, SA, Portugal ❚❘ Resettlement as a means of integration into the Nation State – S. Sparkes, Theun-Hinboun Power Company Ltd, Lao PDR ❚❘ A welfare economics research study on resettlement for water resources development and hydropower projects – Zhang Junrong, China Three Gorges Corporation, China

Session 20: Panel Discussion Planning and Operation of Pumped-storage Led by: Dr. Gaudenz Koeppel, Alpiq, Switzerland and Bruno Trouille, MWH, USA assisted by experts from UK, Portugal, Spain, and Germany Forecasting the operational dispatch and value of pumped storage has become an increasingly difficult task because of the many uncertainties related to future commodity prices, market structures as well as penetration and real-time dispatch of Renewable Energies (wind, solar, etc). Experts from the USA and Europe will discuss their experience and today's challenges in optimizing the planning and operation of pumped-storage projects. A set of relevant questions will be put to the panellists. For each question, the panellists will make some introductory remarks, followed by an open forum with the audience. Comments on the expected technical performance and revenues associated with various modes of operation (energy arbitrage, ancillary services, capacity markets, etc) will be strongly encouraged. This is a continuation of last year’s panel discussion where input from utilities, private developers, equipment suppliers, lenders and others involved in pumped-storage development and operation resulted in a valuable discussion.

Session 21: Panel Discussion Capacity Building - Challenges and Solutions for Africa Chairman: A. Nombre, Chairman, ICOLD Committee on Capacity Building Only 20 per cent of people on the African continent have access to modern forms of electricity, compared with 50 per cent in Asia, and 80 per cent in Latin America. The link between electricity supply and socio-economic development/poverty alleviation is clear. Meanwhile, the untapped hydro potential of Africa is vast, major projects have been identified, and efforts in many countries to improve the framework and climate for investment are beginning to show good results. But many challenges remain, in terms of developing the necessary capacity to plan, develop and accelerate much needed water and energy schemes. This interactive panel discussion between African utilities, international financiers, consultants and others, will explore what can be done to support the development of the capacity needed to advance hydropower development in the less developed countries of Africa. Panellists will include representatives of Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Uganda, DRC and others.

Session 22: Panel Discussion Taking Care of our Cultural Heritage Chair: Karin Seelos, Statkraft, Norway • Having provided reliable service for decades, many original hydraulic installations are reaching the end of their useful life. A decision has to be made about which parts to conserve, which parts to modernize and which parts to remove. What are the owner’s policies and criteria for preservation and what guidelines are provided by authorities (national and UNESCO)? If the original powerhouses are declared industrial patrimony or world heritage sites, what are the models for sustainable cost management (good practice examples – for example public-private partnership)? • After more than a century of continuous activities, the hydropower community has entered into a historical momentum where its early endeavours and milestones have to be conserved for future generations. What initiatives have been taken so far? What is underway in different countries? What has worked well and what could be improved in the future? The preservation of industrial patrimony is often considered an additional burden to owners and operators. But conservation activities provide an excellent opportunity to raise awareness outside the hydropower community about the positive contributions our industry makes to sustain high living standards of a modern civilisation. This session aims to identify ways on how situations which are beneficial to all may be created by preserving important parts of our industry’s value creation for future generations without imposing further restrictions to renewable power generation.

WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER ~ MORNING Session 23: Tunnels, Penstocks and Gateworks Chairman: B. Das, Soma Enterprise Ltd, India ❚❘ Headrace tunnel of the Tapovan Vishnugad project task and challenges – G. Jain and G. Jain, NTPC Ltd, India ❚❘ Reinforced concrete linings of pressure tunnels: an example of hydraulic-mechanical interaction – G. Cassiano, S. Citterio, M. Liguori and F. Tironi, ELC Electroconsult SpA, Italy ❚❘ Calculation of minimum flow through a hydropower tunnel required to prevent freezing in permafrost rock near Ilulissat, Greenland, using a transient, three-dimensional heat transfer model – O. P. Einarsson and Æ. Jóhannsson, Verkis Consulting Engineers, Iceland ❚❘ Intake gates – P. C. F. Erbisti, Consultant, Brazil ❚❘ Fatigue strength of steel penstocks – A. Lechner and R. Greiner, Graz University of Technology, Austria

❚❘ Nonlinear 3D simulation of CFR dam construction and reservoir filling – P. Dakoulas, University of Thessaly, Greece; Y. Thanopoulos, Public Power Corporation, Greece ❚❘ Theun Hinboun expansion project (Lao PDR): Overview on the general design of the main waterways system – S.M.M. Sayah and R. Bremen Lombardi Engineering SA, Switzerland; I. Andreis, CMC di Ravenna, Italy; P. J. Rae, Canada ❚❘ The problem of concreting a 9 m-high pier by continuous pouring in a fixed formwork; case of the new spillway at Edea, Cameroon – J.M. Takone and E. Nzalli, A Siewe, AES Sonel, Cameroon

Session 24: Powerplant Safety Chairman: Bryan Leyland, Consultant, New Zealand ❚❘ Numerical re-assessment of the serviceability and safety of a hydraulic powerplant affected by AAR – L. I. Boldea and A. Dubas, Stucky Ltd, Switzerland; J-F. Seignol and B. Godart, IFSTTAR-Université Paris-est, France; R Leroy, Alpiq, Switzerland ❚❘ Engineering concept of the universal diagnostic complex to manage safety and reliability of hydraulic structures – Dr. E. Bellendir, D.V. Mishin and N.Ya. Nikitina, The Vedeneev VNIIG Institute, Russian Federation ❚❘ Risk management of hydroelectric powerplants – S. Rey-Mermet, Hydro Exploitation SA, Switzerland; B. Géhant, Oxand, Switzerland ❚❘ Risk analysis of the transient phenomena in a hydropower plant installation – A. Zobeiri and E. Vuadens, Hydro Exploitation SA, Switzerland ❚❘ Ways of improving the hydrologic safety of hydraulic projects – S. V. Kovalev and V.P. Kupriyanov, JSC NIIES (Scientific Research Institute of Energy Structures), Russian Federation ❚❘ Improving the safety of power transformers – M. Petrovan Boiarciuc, Sergi Holding, France ❚❘ Emergency plan for CNR's transformers – C. Turbidi, D. Feuillas and D. Mouge, Compagnie Nationale du Rhône, France

Session 25: Hydro Activities in Latin America Chairman: (To be confirmed) ❚❘ Simplício hydropower project – C. Motta, Furnas Centrais Eléctricas SA, Brazil; S. L. de Freitas Capellão and L. Vieira Xavier, Engevix Engenharia SA, Brazil ❚❘ Construction of regulation ponds for improvement of downstream environmental conditions and optimum peak load operation of the Poechos 1 hydro plant – B. Zdravkovic, Sindicato Energetico S.A. Sinersa, Peru ❚❘ Renewable energy in Central America: Portfolio, potential, plans and investment opportunities – J. R. Rojas M, Centro Nacional de Planificación Eléctra, Costa Rica ❚❘ The Jirau hydropower plant in Brazil – S. Lopez, Tractebel Engineering SA, France

Session 26: International Small Hydro Development Chair: Dr Hu Xiaobo, Chief of Multilateral Development, International Centre for Small Hydro Power, China ❚❘ Small hydropower: China’s practice, challenges and solutions – Hu Xiaobo and Lui Heng, International Centre for SHP, China ❚❘ Small hydro and distributed generation – problems and perspectives ; Is the play worth the candle? – A. Berizzi, Politecnico di Milano, Italy; L. Papetti, Studio Frosio - Studio Associato d'ingegneria, Italy; I. Collevecchio and S.Gollessi, APER – Associazione Produttori Energia da Fonti Rinnovabili, Italy ❚❘ An innovative approach to small hydropower in Lao PDR – C. French, GHD, Australia; E. Baardsen and A. Andersen, Asian Development Bank, Lao PDR; C. Boungnong, Ministry of Energy and Mines (MEM), Lao PDR ❚❘ Hydropower displacing diesel generation – A case study of two feasibility studies in the Pacific Region – R. Herweynen and R. Van Der Kley, Entura, Australia ❚❘ Tube chamber for the separation of suspended solids for small hydroelectric power station – J. Pollert, Czech Technical University in Prague; J. Kunc, Hobas Cz spol. s r.o., Czech Republic ❚❘ Alliance for Rural Electrification - Market potential for small hydro in developing countries – S. Rolland, Alliance for Rural Electrification, Belgium ❚❘ Small hydro = small risks? – O. Mogstad, S. Maalen and Ø. Holm, Voith Hydro AS, Norway ❚❘ Economic analysis of the Agretar micro hydro plant, Nepal – R.P. Singh, BOKU Vienna, Austria

Session 27: Spillways Chairman: F. Lempérière, Hydro-Coop, France ❚❘ Provision of two-tiered spillway - a unique arrangement - Lower Siang hydroelectric project – R. L. Gupta, Jaiprakash Associates Ltd, India; P.K. Alagh, Jaypee Ventures Pvt. Ltd, India ❚❘ New spillways for the Paradela, Salamonde and Caniçada dams – M. S. Oliveira, T. Cavaco and J. Moreira, EDP, Portugal ❚❘ Embankment spillways - a cost effective option – P. Mason and R. Aled N. Hughes, MWH Ltd, UK ❚❘ A simple labrynth weir installation at an old dam in a sensitive area of the UK – Dr A. Hughes, Atkins Water, UK

❚❘ Design and construction of a labyrinth piano key weir (PKW) spillway at L'Etroit dam affected by a swelling concrete pathology – F. Laugier, EDF-CIH, France; M.O. Cazaillet, Sogreah, France

Session 28: Operation & Maintenance Chairman: F. Coellho da Rocha e Silva, Consultant, Mozambique/Portugal ❚❘ Environmental demands require advanced controls for a regulating dam – I. Kusuma and R. Boutot, ABB Inc, Canada ❚❘ Dam management, operation and maintenance in Iran – S. Mahmoudi, Ministry of Energy, Iran ❚❘ Implementation of a lean program on EDP's Tejo-Mondego hydropower division – C. Aguiar and F. Costa, EDP - Energias de Portugal, S.A,.Portugal ❚❘ Standing on the shoulders of giants: A vision for data standards for hydroelectric project management – A. Hodgkinson, SoftXS GmbH, Switzerland; J. Kaelin, Pöyry Infra Ltd, Switzerland; M. Pike, Qognis Ltd, UK ❚❘ Digital test system for hydropower plants – T. Suzuki and N. Kawamura, Nippon Koei Power Systems Co Ltd, Japan ❚❘ Strategy of safety and stability for turbine generator unit operation in Three Gorges hydropower station – Zhang Liangying, China Three Gorges Corporation, China ❚❘ Development of advanced control and protection systems for hydropower waterway systems – B. Svingen and B. Åril, Rainpower Technology AS, Norway; E. Ongstad, Rainpower Hymatek AS, Norway; A. Sæterdal, Sira-kvina kraftselskap, Norway; H. H. Francke, FDB AS, Norway ❚❘ Hydro-Québec experience with the pressure-time method – G. Proulx and M. Bouchard Dostie, Hydro-Québec, Canada ❚❘ Lünerseewerk hydro plant: - Investigations to maximize power and working capacity by model tests – P. Meusburger and G. Gökler, Vorarlberger Illwerke AG, Austria ❚❘ A method of optimizing hydropower plant efficiency by using relative efficiency curves of hydraulic turbines – Yu Ming and Wang Xiaojian, China Three Gorges Corporation, China

Session 29: Sedimentation Chairman: Sultan Alam, Consultant, France Design ❚❘ Upper Karnali hydro project in Nepal: a run-of-river scheme without a conventional settling basin – S. Alam, Consultant, France ❚❘ Importance of physical hydraulic model study of headworks of hydropower projects on Himalayan mountainous rivers, with three case studies in Nepal – P. P. Pokharel and Dr. M, B. Bishwakarma, Hydro Lab Pvt Ltd, Nepal ❚❘ Sediment bypass tunnel design: Hydraulic model tests – C. Auel and Prof.Dr. R. Boes, ETH Zurich, Switzerland ❚❘ Multi-pronged innovative approach adopted for silt management at the 1000 MW KarchamWangtoo project – N. Singh, Jaypee Ventures Pvt Ltd, India ❚❘ Development of a modular tube settling tank – A. Raberger, G. Schuster, K. Lebiedzinski and B. Pelikan, BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Applied Life Sciences, Austria

Case studies ❚❘ Sediment problems at run-of-river plant in Latin America – A Jiménez, Sedicon Latinoamérica SA, Costa Rica ❚❘ Khimti - successful sediment handling in the Himalayas – T. Jacobsen, Sedicon AS, Norway Sediment removal systems ❚❘ Development of special technologies for the extraction and disposal of sediment from reservoirs – B. Skácel, CREA Hydro & Energy o.s., Czech Republic ❚❘ New technology for monitoring sediments with applications to turbine erosion and reservoir siltation – Y. Agrawal, O.A. Mikkelsen and H.C. Pottsmith, Sequoia Scientific Inc, USA ❚❘ Sediment removal methods in peaking run-of-river hydropower plants in Nepal – G. P. Kayastha, Nepal Electricity Authority, Nepal

Session 30: Small Hydro in Europe Chairman: Prof Bernhard Pelikan, Vice President ESHA ❚❘ Small hydropower - the potential of storage and pumped-storage schemes in Switzerland – N. Crettenand, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland ❚❘ Pirapora small hydropower plant - an environmental and social solution – A. Bolognesi, EMAE - Empresa Metropolitana de Águas e Energia S.A., Brazil ❚❘ The Troja small hydro plant in Prague, Czech Republic – R. Vlach, Siemens, Czech Republic ❚❘ SEE hydropower project, targeted to improve water resource management for a growing renewable energy production – M. Peviani, J. Alterach and A. Danelli, RSE SpA, Italy ❚❘ Lovosice small hydropower plant – R. Pospisil, Mavel A.S., Czech Republic ❚❘ Experience and trends with the generators for small hydropower plants (up to 10 MVA) from the point of view of a generator manufacturer – R. Švajka, TES Vsetin, Czech Republic ❚❘ Laboratory results of the Diagonal project: a step towards an optimal small hydro turbine for medium head sites (25-100 m) – C. Cottin, B Reul and A. Choulot, MHyLab, Switzerland

❚❘ Refurbishment of the Nymburk small hydropower plant – L. Kohoutek, Hydropol Project and Management a.s., Czech Republic ❚❘ Experimental and numerical study of back flushing of trashracks – H. Nøvik and L. Lia, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway; O.A Jørstad, Norconsult AS, Norway

WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER ~ AFTERNOON Session 31: Panel on Communications Chair: Geraldine Schroeder, Head of Communications, Voith Hydro, Germany

Presentations ❚❘ Strategic Communication and Education Planning for Hydropower Projects – R. Stearnes, Tacoma Public Utilities, USA ❚❘ Inventory studies - the challenge to give publicity before approval – M. Machado Neves, Brazilian Electricity Regulatory Agency (ANEEL), Brazil Discussion Panellists, including the speakers above, and respresentatives from Statkraft (Norway), CEZ (Czech Republic) Enerjisa (Turkey) and others to be announced, will then address issues relating to the public perception of hydropower, and communications.

Session 32: Powerplant Upgrading and Refurbishment Chairman: Dr F. Griffin, Technnical Director, Mott MacDonald, UK ❚❘ Rehabilitation of six hydropower plants of ELEM – J. I. Davidovic, E. Bekiri and N. Igor, JSC Macedonian Power Plants ELEM, FYR Macedonia ❚❘ Unexpected occurences during rehabilitation work – Dr. M. Celo, KESH, Albania; H. Obermoser AF-Colenco Ltd, Switzerland ❚❘ Upgrading Pelton turbines at the Lotru plant, Romania – E. Popescu and C. Tirsi, Hidroelectrica SA, Romania; C. Bissel and E. Parkinson, Andritz Hydro, Switzerland ❚❘ Refurbishment of hydraulic turbines installed at the Volga cascade of hydropower plants – M. Levin, K.Pekler, A.Afanasyev, I.Pylev and S.Ilyin, Power Machines/LMZ, Russian Federation ❚❘ Refurbishment of two 12 MW Pelton turbines at the Cobb power ptation – I. Lees and R. Jamieson, Trustpower, New Zealand; R. Hothersall and J. Erskine, Hydroworks Ltd, New Zealand ❚❘ Project for upgrading of hydro units in ČEZ, a.s., hydroelectric power stations – L. Pešek, CEZ, a.s., Czech Republic; L. Motycák and R. Kupcík – CKD Blansko Engineering, a.s, Czech Republic ❚❘ Replanting of Lochaber hydropower scheme, Rio Tinto Alcan – A Thick, URS Scott Wilson, UK

Session 33: Electrical Engineering Chairman: Prof J-J. Simond, EPFL, Switzerland ❚❘ Calculation and experimental research of the hydrogenerator thrust bearings with PTFE coated pads – V. Amelina, P. Antonov and V. Shkolnik, OJSC Power Machines, Russian Federation; O. Antonova, State Polytechnical University, Russian Federation; A. Alexandrov, OJSC Firm ORGRES, Russian Federation ❚❘ Interference of parallel operating hydro generating units connected to a weak grid – J. Hell, A. Glaninger-Katschnig and Dr. R. Schürhuber Andritz Hydro GmbH, Austria ❚❘ Improved grid stability supported by frequency and automatic time error correction – I. Kusuma and R. Boutot, ABB Inc, Canada ❚❘ Increasing output of small hydropower plants using superconducting generators with variable speed operation – L. Masur, D. Schmickler and J. Folchert, Zenergy Power GmbH, USA; C. Lewis, M. Ingles and M. Cunningham, Converteam UK Ltd, UK ❚❘ Optimized hydro-generator cooling to extend lifetime and save water – J. C. Mazzoleni and T. Hildinger,Voith Hydro Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Germany ❚❘ Ventilation and cooling of high speed machines: optimization potential using modern tools and field measurements – B Jordan, S.Baumeister, G. Traxler-Samek and A. Schwery, Alstom Hydro, France ❚❘ Development plan for Alstom tidal in stream energy converters – P. Gilson and F. Pilorge, G. Bats, E.Boivent and M.Fournier, Alstom Hydro France, France; G. Ardley, Alstom Hydro Switzerland, Switzerland; R. Stothers and M.Platon, Clean Current Power Systems Inc, Canada

Closing Plenary Session ❚❘ Conference outcomes, and issues identified for future discussion will be presented by some of the HYDR0 2011 Chairmen, covering the main subject areas of technology; financial issues; environmental and social aspects; and regional issues. ❚❘ Introduction to ASIA 2012, Chiang Mai, Thailand and HYDRO 2012 Bilbao, Spain. ❚❘ Concluding remarks

An inclusive package of three excursions has been planned for accompanying persons. Lunch will be included each day. Monday 17 October The first trip is planned as an ‘orientation’ tour of Prague, with a chance to see contrasting modern and historical buildings, and to learn about the history of the city. The first stop will be the imposing and uniquely designed Zizkov television tower, with its sculptures of babies ‘crawling’ up the sides, which soften an otherwise harsh appearance. Next will be a viewing of the modern Dancing House, and the National Theatre. Lunch will be beside the river, and will be followed by a walk through some picturesque parts of the old town, including the Jewish Quarter and the Old Town Square.

Monday 17 October The HYDRO 2011 Welcome Reception will take place at the elegant Municipal House, in the centre of Prague, considered as a national cultural landmark. It is one of the most significant Art Nouveau buildings in the city, and some famous Czech artists and sculptors contributed to its decoration. The evening will begin with a short Concert, in the Smetana Hall, by a classical ensemble, featuring music from the Czech Republic and various other parts of Europe. Cocktails and a buffet supper will then be served in the various rooms around the building, with a chance to stroll around to meet old friends, while viewing the stunning architecture and decoration of the various rooms. Mavel will co-host the evening, with Hydropower & Dams.

In the evening Accompanying Persons are welcome to the Concert and Reception at the Municipal House. Tuesday 18 October This full-day trip will take participants outside the city, through some scenic countryside and villages. The first stop will be the medieval silver mining town of Kutna Hora, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The first development there was the construction of the first Bohemian Cistercian monastery, in 1142. The group will continue to Konopiste for lunch, followed by a visit to the 13th century castle (French gothic style).

Tuesday 18 October Immediately after the afternoon sessions of the conference, an apéritif will be served in the HYDRO 2011 Exhibition Halls, providing extra networking opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere at the end of

Wednesday 19 October The first visit will be to 12th century Krivoklat Castle in central Bohemia, which is also now a museum (see photo below). The group will then transfer to the Rückl Bohemian glass factory in Nizbor. There will be a tour of the factory, and a chance for some shopping. Lunch will be in the rustic Ve Stoleti restaurant in Lodenice. The group will return to Prague by mid-afternoon, and there will be a chance to visit the Mucha Museum. Alphons Mucha, born in 1860 in Moravia, is regarded as the ‘defining artist of art nouveau’. Delegates may then choose to stay longer in town for shopping, or return to the Congress Centre by around 16.30 hrs, in good time to relax before leaving for the HYDRO 2011 Farewell Dinner Party at Villa Dreucici.

the working day. Delegates can then enjoy an evening at leisure, either exploring the city, or attending various privately organized parties hosted by major companies in the hydro industry. Wednesday 19 October The Farewell Dinner will take the form of a country party with a medieval-style banquet, at the Villa Dreucici, a former fortress dating from 1050. The villa is in a rural setting, a short coach ride from the centre of Prague. Music and entertainment is planned for the evening, as well as a feast of local specialities. The Czech utility CEZ will co-host the evening with the Hydropower & Dams team. The evening will be a memorable ending to HYDRO 2011.

Sunday 16 October: Castle visit and lunch cruise on the Vltava river On Sunday 16 October, an optional excursion is available for all participants. After registering for the Conference, the group will leave in the late morning from the Congress Centre for a short visit to the world famous castle, set high on a hillside overlooking the Vltava river. The castle was built in the 9th century, and expanded in the

12th and 13th centuries. Today the castle complex resembles a small city, with three courtyards, several streets, a convent, a cathedral and a basilica, as well as the Palace. There will be a brief conducted tour of the most important buildings (St Vitrus Cathedral, the Golden Gate, St George’s Basilica and the Royal Palace).

The group will then walk down through part of the old town to the Charles Bridge, and will have a relaxing lunch cruise along the Vltava river. This will provide a splendid opportunity to view many of the monuments and famous buildings of the city. The return to the Congress Centre will be around 16.30 hrs.

Tour A: Lovosice Pistany and St˘rekov small hydro plants

From here, coaches will continue towards the Střekov project (see photo below, left). This multipurpose scheme provides hydropower and a 19.5 km-long navigable reservoir which links Labe in the Czech Republic with Magdeburg in Germany. Construction of the project began in 1921, and a complete reconstruction was completed in 2001, including the upgrading of the three 5 MW Kaplan turbines. Lunch is planned in the town of Usti nad Labem, in a mountainous district, after which there will by a short transfer to Karlovy Vary where participants will have a chance for sightseeing and shopping in the afternoon. This will be followed by dinner and an overnight stay at the Thermal Hotel. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool with a winter temperature of 30ºC. The14th Century City of Karlovy Vary is a spa town at the confluence of the rivers Ohre and Tepla, in western Bohemia (see photo above). It was founded by Charles IV, after whom the city was named. It has a rich history and is well known for its international film festival and local specialities such as Becherovka liquor, candied plums and glass products.

Day 2 The day will start with a visit to the 12th Century town of Loket (see photo above), with its imposing 800 year old gothic castle. Loket means ‘elbow’: the town is surrounded on three sides by the Ohre river, the shape of the river being similar to that of an elbow. The town centre is preserved as a national monument, and is therefore protected from modern development. The return trip to Prague will include a stop in Pilsen, with lunch at the famous Na Spilce restaurant within the grounds of the Pilsner brewery, where beer has been produced since 1842. The group will have a chance to visit the museum and to have a ‘beer tasting’. Arrival in Prague around 18.00 hrs.

Day 1 The group will leave Prague at 07.30 hrs by coach, and will travel towards Usti nad Labem, and then on to the nearby Lovosice Pistany project (see photo above) for the first technical visit. Located on the Elbe river, the 3 MW Lovosice scheme has a net head of 1.9 m and a total discharge of 160 m3/s. It was commissioned in September 2010 and is owned by RenoEnergie. It is equipped with four horizontal double-regulated Kaplan pit turbines, each with three 3000 mm-diameter runner blades.

Tour B: Hradec Králové, Dlouhé Strán˘e, Dalešice and Orlik hydro plants Day 1 Coaches will depart early from Prague and head to the Hradec Králové project for a site inspection. The Hradec Králové hydro plant is protected as a national cultural heritage site and is listed in the Central Registry of Cultural Monuments. Construction of the plant began in 1909, with operation starting in 1911. The dam impounds a 340 000 m3 reservoir, and the powerhouse is equipped with three Francis turbines with a unit output of 0.25 MW. There are three high voltage switch buildings of 35 kV, 5 kV and 10/5 kV. After a brief lunch stop, the group will continue to the Dlouhé Strán˘e pumped-storage station, which has been designated as one of the ‘seven Czech Wonders’. This important project has the largest (325 MW) reversible hydraulic unit in Europe. This plant also has the largest installed capacity in the Czech Republic, totalling 650 MW from the two units. The underground power cavern measures 87.5 × 25.5 × 50 m. After the technical visit, the group will check in to the Dlouhé Strán˘e hotel for dinner and an overnight stay. Day 2 The day will begin with a trip to the 16th Century paper mill at Velke Losiny. Established in 1596, this mill was declared a National Cultural Monument by the Czech Government in 2002.

After a tour of the mill, and learning about the paper manufacturing process based on the original traditional techniques, the group will continue to a village outside Slavkov, for lunch. After lunch, participants will continue to the nearby Dalešice pumped-storage scheme. Dalešice has an output of 450 MW from four reversible Francis units. Completed in 1978, the 100 m-high main dam is a rockfill structure with a clay core. After this full day of dam visits, there will be a relaxing dinner with a beer tasting at a famous Czech restaurant not far from Hrotovice, where the group will stay overnight. The brewery, which was established more than 350 years ago,has been restored with sensitivity, and equipped with new technology for brewing in the traditional way. Day 3 The final day of the tour will begin with a visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Telc (see pictures above and below). The town dates back to the 13th century. A walk through the city will offer views of decorated patrician houses, inspired by Italy and dating from the middle ages. The central square is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the country. As lunchtime approaches, coaches will set off to the town of Zvikov.This picturesque small town has a gothic castle (known as ‘the King of Czech castles’) located at the junction of the Vltava and

Otava rivers. The town dates back to pre-historic times when the Celts built a fort there. After lunch there will be a site inspection of the 364 MW Orlik project, with its 720 × 106m3 reservoir which is the largest-capacity storage reservoir in the Czech Republic. This major scheme, constructed between 1954 and 1961 on the Vltava river near the village of Solenice, has a 91.5 m-high concrete gravity dam (see photo above), with a crest length of 450 m. The powerplant, equipped with four Kaplan turbines, is the largest hydro station in the country. The Orlik scheme is in a scenic area, which is also a popular tourist destination. The dam is named after the famous castle a few kilometres away, which can be seen high on a hillside above the reservoir. After this visit, the tour will return to Prague, arriving around 20.00 hrs. Engineers from CEZ will accompany the tour, and will be ready to respond to any questions.

Prices (see registration form) include travel by luxury coach, an English-speaking guide, meals, accommodation and entrance fees where applicable. For those wishing to spend an extra night in Prague after the tours, rooms may be reserved at the special conference rates. These should be booked at: accessible also via the Hydropower & Dams website

An important element of HYDRO 2011 will be the major international Technical Exhibition which will extend throughout the Congress Centre, alongside the conference rooms. About 240 companies active in the hydro and dams profession will demonstrate their expertise and scope of supplies or services. • International delegates from more than 85 countries, including heads of national utilities, and regional power and water boards, powerplant owners and operators, leading consultants and contractors will have the opportunity to visit exhibitors during all coffee and lunch breaks, as well as at the social events, where all exhibitors are welcome. This represents a unique opportunity, over three days, to make valuable new contacts from countries where major hydro development programmes are under way and planned. A cocktail reception will take place in the Exhibition Halls after the conference sessions on Tuesday afternoon. • Exhibitors are entitled to one free conference registration, and additional discounted rates. • Exhibition space is generally sold in units of 6 m2. The price per unit is €2800, which includes the fabricated stand, a table and two chairs, panels suitable for mounting posters, a name sign, and an electricity supply. Additional furniture can be ordered from our recommended sub-contractor. See plan below for the few remaining available spaces. • Opportunities are available to co-sponsor meals, coffee breaks, apéritifs, receptions, water coolers, bags or other items. This is a memorable way to bring your company to the attention of the international participants. For details of the exhibition or sponsorship opportunities, contact: Mr Gaël Bozec, Mrs Maria Loredo or Mr Lukas Port: Tel: +44 20 8773 7250 or +44 20 8773 7251 or visit:

New area available! Level 3 LEVEL 3 (above exhibition level 2) LEVEL 3


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Level 3 Balcony


Conference Hall IV

Conference Hall V

LEVEL 2 Congress Hall Forum Hall

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Main Entrance

Congress Hall Foyer 2B


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North Hall (Conference)

Stands available: €2800 Stands sold Stands reserved


Terrace 2 (Conference)

Terrace 1 (Conference)

STANDS BOOKED BY JULY 2011 (Bold type denotes a Conference Co-Sponsor) ABB AG, Austria Agudio SpA, Italy Alstom Amitech, Switzerland Andritz Hydro, Austria Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali, Italy AQFlow, Canada AquaVision Engineering, Switzerland Arcus Gibb , South Africa ATB Riva Calzoni, SpA, Italy Basler Electric, France Bernard Bonnefond, France BKK Production AS, Norway British Hydropower Association, UK Böhler Welding, Austria Braun Maschinenfabrik GmbH Brüel & Kjær Vibro, Austria Camuna Idroelettrica, SpA, Italy Cantarey Reinosa S.A.U., Spain Carpi Tech, Switzerland Cesari Hydro, Italy CEZ, Czech Republic Chesterton, UK Cleanpower, AS, Norway CNC Tvar s.r.o., Czech Republic CREA Hydro & Energy o.s. Czech Republic d2fc Energy Valves, France Damen Dredging Equipment, Netherlands DFME Sp. Zoo, Poland DSD Noell, Germany Dutch Dredging, Netherlands Dyrhoff Ltd, UK EFACEC Eksportfinans, Norway Elprom Zem Co, Bulgaria EPFL-LMH, Switzerland Emerson, Europe Encardio Rite, India Energi Teknikk AS, Norway Energomashexport Corp LLC, Russia Energy Norway/Energi Norge, Norway Engevix Engenharia S/A, Brazil Fahime, Spain Farab, Iran Federal Mogul Deva, Germany FGTI, France Flame Spray, Italy Flexim GmbH, Germany Franke-Filter GmbH GE Energy, USA GESS-CZ s.r.o., Czech Republic GGB Baumesstechnik mbH, Germany GGB Bearing Technology, Brazil Global Hydro Energy, Austria Hef-Durferrit, France Heinzmann Hydrotech Pvt Ltd, India Hobas Engeneering GmbH, Austria Hubei Hongcheng , China Hutchinson Transmission, France Hydreo Engineering, France Hydroenergi AS, Norway Hydro Engineering SA, Romania Hydro Expertise, Canada Hydro Exploitation SA, Switzerland Hydrohrom, s.r.o., Czech Republic Hydroplus, France HydroVision, Germany Hydroworks, New Zealand IDG, France IMHP, Spain Indar Electric, Spain International Water Power & Dam Construction Intpow, Norway James Walker, UK Jeumont Electric, France JSC Institute Hydroproject

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Kinemetrics Inc, USA Koncar, Croatia Korto Cavitation Services, Luxembourg Kuenz, Austria KWH Pipe, Poland Landsvirkjun Power, Iceland LDW Lloyd Dynamowerke, Germany Leroy Somer, France LHG, Gleitlagerkomponent GmbH & Co. KG Litostroj Power, Slovenia Lufkin, France Feugier Environnement, France Mannvit, Iceland Manitowoc Cranes, France Marelli Motori, Italy Metso Lokomo, Finland Mavel, Czech Republic Meggit, Switzerland Mhylab, Switzerland MJ2 Technologies S.A.R.L. Montanhydraulik GmbH, Germany Mottmac Donald, UK Muhr, Germany National Electric Coil, USA National Gummi AB, Sweden Norconsult AS, Norway Numeca International, Belgium Obermeyer Hydro, USA Oiles, Germany OneCo Teksal Energy AS, Norway P & S, Switzerland Pan Italia, Italy PAN Metalgesellschaft Baumgärtner GmbH & Co. KG, Germany Panolin, Switzerland Powel, AS, Norway Power Vision Engineering, Switzerland PXL Seals , France Rainpower, Norway Repack-s, France Rittmeyer, Slovakia ROV Developpement, France Rubberart Ltd, Brazil Ruhfus Systemhydraulik GmbH, Germany Sarelem, France Schaeffler Technologies GmbH, Germany Schmiedewerke Gröditz GmbH, Germany Schneider Electric, France Sedicon AS, Norway Serman Energy, Italy SERGI, France Siemens, Austria SKF Economos, Austria SN Power, Norway South Center of Power Stahlhandel Gröditz GmbH STE Energy, Italy Stucky, Switzerland Studio Pietrangeli, Italy Sweco Hydroprojekt CZ a.s. TES Vsetín, a.s., Czech Republic Thordon Bearings, Canada Tractebel Engineering (GDF Suez) Tyazhmash, PJSC, Russia UCM Resita SA, Romania VAG Armaturen, Germany VAP Hydro, Bulgaria Veidekke Industri AS., Norway Verkis, Iceland Vesconite Bearings, South Africa Veski Ltd, Croatia Voith Hydro, Germany Walo Bertschinger AG, Switzerland Wikov MGI a.s., Czech Republic Worthington Products, USA Yapi-tek steel, Turkey Zeco, Italy

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HYDRO 2011

Practical Solutions for a Sustainable Future BOOKING CONDITIONS The ???? Conference HYDRO 2011 - Practical Solutions for a Sustainable Future, is being organized by The International Journal on Hydropower & Dams with CEZ as local supporting partner, Czech-In as local ground agent and accommodation bureau, and SureFire Events, UK for event management.


On-line Registration You can register on-line at also accessible via the Hydropower & Dams website at: Registrations will be handled by SureFire Events. These are secure server websites. You may receive an acknowledgement of registration on completion of this process; however, this is not a confirmation. Registration by post or fax Complete the registration form and return it, with payment, to the Conference Secretariat. Please complete one registration form per delegate, including any accompanying persons. Please photocopy the form if you need further copies, or download a form from: or The total fees for Conference registration, accompanying persons’ programme, cultural excursion and/or study tour (if applicable) should be calculated and totalled in the ‘Total Euros’ column on the second page of the registration form. Picking up registration documents The desk will be open from 09.00 hrs on Sunday 16 October 2011, at the Prague Congress Centre (first floor level). Pre-registration is generally required, by one of the methods mentioned above. Payment Payment for all services (fees, hotel deposit, tours) must be made in Euros (€) and received in advance of the Conference. Payment is possible by the following methods: • On line by Visa or Mastercard • Banker’s draft to SureFire Events (see details on the registration form); All fees paid by credit card will be charged in Euros (€). Accommodation The Conference organizers have negotiated competitive rates at a wide range of hotels in various price categories in Prague. Accommodation bookings are being handled this year by our local agent: Czech-In. Please see details of the hotels available on the registration form in this brochure. To reserve accommodation, please contact Czech-In at: We anticipate a high demand for HYDRO 2011 accommodation, and strongly recommend that bookings are made before the end of August. Disclaimer All best endeavours will be made to present the programme as printed. The HYDRO 2011 organizers and their agents reserve the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any arrangements, timetable, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to HYDRO 2011 for any

cause beyond its reasonable control. In the very unlikely event of cancellation of HYDRO 2011, all prepaid fees would be refunded in full. The organizers and agents are not liable for any loss or inconvenience resulting from such alteration. The Conference and Tours are subject to minimum numbers. Tour places are subject to availability on a first-come-first-served basis. Full payment for tours must be received at the time of registration. Cancellations Cancellations must be made in writing to SureFire Events on or before 30 September 2011. Cancellation charges will be payable as shown in the Table below. Substitution of delegates after a reservation has been made is acceptable before the Conference, and no extra fee is payable. Any necessary refunds (see Table below) will be made after the Conference. Liability/Insurance The registration fees do not include the insurance of participants against personal accidents, sickness, cancellations by any party, theft, loss or damage to personal possessions. The organizers accept no responsibility for death, injury, loss or accident, delay arising from any act or default of any person, or any other matter arising in connection with Conference services or transport. The organizers make no warranty in this connection. All services provided are subject to local laws. Arrangements for the Conference have been made in accordance with UK Law. Delegates, exhibitors and tour participants are strongly advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover risks associated with travel, accommodation, cancellation and theft or damage to personal belongings. The organizers reserve the right to amend any part of the Conference programme or arrangements if necessary. In the very unlikely event that it is necessary to cancel any of the Conference arrangements, an appropriate refund will be made and thereafter the liability of the organizers will cease. Passport and Visa Requirements for the Czech Republic The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union and is a signatory to the Schengen Agreement. It is the responsibility of all participants to check their own passport and visa requirements. Please contact the Czech Embassy or consulate in your country if in doubt about requirements. Please note that in some cases, letters of invitation from Aqua~Media in the UK and one of our partner organizations in the Czech Republic may be necessary, as well as special clearance from the relevant authorities. The process could take several weeks, so we strongly urge participants requiring visas to start the application process in good time. For detailed information about visa requirements, visit: Applying for a letter of invitation If you do require a letter of invitation from the organizers to facilitate your visa application, please let us know at the time of registering. Please note that letters to assist with obtaining visas can only be provided to registered or invited participants, and these letters per se do not imply an invitation to the Conference without payment of registration fees. If you need a letter from the host country, as well as the organizers, please notify us as soon as possible and supply your full name, date of birth, passport details, and proposed dates of arrival and departure.

Date cancellation received

On or before 19 August 2011

From 20 August 2011

On or after 15 September 2011

Registration for the Conference

10% of fee is forfeited

50% of fee is forfeited

No refund

Technical Excursions (Study Tours)

10% of fee is forfeited

No refund unless place can be resold

No refund


10% of fee is forfeited

50% of fee is forfeited

No refund

NB: Separate booking conditions apply to Exhibition Stands, and these will be notified direct to Exhibitors by our Sales & Marketing Department.

A reduced registration fee is available for current subscribers to Hydropower & Dams. See registration form for details. CONTACT DETAILS For enquiries concerning registration and accommodation, contact: Mr Miles Halton, SureFire Events, Unit 8, Hinton Business Park, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford DT11 8HY, UK Tel: +44 (0)1258 447040 • Fax: + 44 (0)700 349 7034 • Email: NB: Registration forms and payment should be sent to SureFire Events Ltd.

On-line registration at: For further details of the programme, please contact: Mrs Margaret Bourke at: Hydropower & Dams, PO Box 285, Wallington, Surrey SM6 6AN, UK. Tel: + 44 (0)20 8773 7244 Fax: + 44 (0)20 8773 7255 Email:


Practical Solutions for a Sustainable Future 17 to 19 October 2011 ~ Prague Congress Centre, Prague, Czech Republic REGISTRATION FORM (Deadline for early booking discount: 19 August 2011. On-line booking is strongly recommended) This registration form is a self-billing order form, which should be sent to SureFire Events Ltd with payment for all items booked. By completing this form you are agreeing to the Booking Conditions within this brochure. Fees are payable in Euros. Each participant should complete a separate form. PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM IN CAPITAL LETTERS, AND EMAIL A PORTRAIT PHOTO (JPEG FORMAT) TO BE USED ON A PHOTOBOARD AT THE CONFERENCE

Title (Mr/Ms/Mrs/Dr/Prof/etc):

Given name:

Family name: (surname)

Name as it should appear on your badge/in correspondence: ie, Mr John BROWN or Mr LI Jishang

Job title within organization: Organization: Organization’s postal address (inc. post code and country):

Tel (inc. country code):

Fax (inc. country code):

Mob (for use by organizers only):

Web site:

Email address: Data Protection: I do not wish my email address to be passed to any third party ❑

I do not wish any contact details to be passed to a third party ❑



19 Aug

20 Aug

FULL DELEGATE FEE: Includes attendance of the Conference and Exhibition; documentation and CD of papers; morning and afternoon refreshments; lunches during the Conference; social programme.

€ 995


REDUCED DELEGATE FEE: For existing subscribers to Hydropower & Dams. H&D Subscription No: ....................................................

€ 935





Total € (Euro)

FEE INCLUDING NEW SUBSCRIPTION TO H&D: (6 issues from No. 5, 2011 + Atlas + Maps) (if booking early this represents a saving of more than 40% on the normal H&D subscription rate). SPEAKER FEE: Includes all facilities described above for Full Delegates, plus an additional reception on Sunday 16 October. NB: This fee applies to one person per paper (main author or presenter). FIRST EXHIBITOR FEE: (One full participant fee is included with exhibition booking). Stand No:...................... SECOND + THIRD EXHIBITOR FEE (Fee per person for up to 2 additional exhibitors): (Covers attendance of Conference sessions, CD of Conference papers, evening social programme and lunches).

€ 595 €0 € 670

Stand No: ....................... ACCOMPANYING PERSON FEE: (For family members or friends not attending the Conference or Exhibition) The fee includes excursions during all three days, with lunch (see programme), and the evening social events. NB: Accompanying persons who do not register by completing this section are not eligible to attend lunches or social events.

€ 410

Name to appear on badge (inc. title Mrs/Miss/Mr/Dr/etc): ....................................................................................

HALF DAY EXCURSION: CASTLE VISIT AND LUNCH CRUISE IN PRAGUE (Sunday 16 October) Castle visit, walk through the old town, river cruise with lunch. I wish to book ............... seats at € 80 per person OPTIONAL DONATION TO THE AMI HYDROPOWER FOUNDATION This is a charitable foundation, set up by Aqua-Media and governed by international trustees, which exists to facilitate the participation of delegates from the less developed countries to attend the hydro conferences. (More details can be found at: Suggested minimum donation: €25


Euros (€)

SUB-TOTAL OF FEES CARRIED OVER FROM PREVIOUS PAGE BOOKING ACCOMMODATION This year our local agent in Prague, Czech-In, will be handling accommodation bookings. This company has researched the most appropriate hotels in all categories, within easy reach of the Congress Centre, and has negotiated special rates for conference participants. We urge you to book accommodation early, to secure your first choice of hotel. As Prague is a very popular city, there is heavy demand on accommodation. We recommend booking hotel rooms by 15 August to avoid disappointment. The final booking deadline for accommodation through Czech-In will be 30 September. After this date we cannot guarantee securing accommodation in the city. No accommodation refunds can be made after 15 September. For more details of hotels, and to book your accommodation, visit: and select HYDRO 2011/Accommodation. This will take you to the Czech-In accommodation bureau system.

HOTEL INFORMATION The Conference, Exhibition, and Speakers’ reception will be held at the Prague Congress Centre. Two of the main conference hotels are adjacent to the Congress Centre. Others involve a short journey by metro; complimentary public transport tickets will be issued to HYDRO 2011 participants. Selected hotels: Corinthia Towers (5*) - Adjacent to Congress Centre • Holiday Inn (4*) - Adjacent to Congress Centre •Panorama (4*) - 2 stops by metro, outside town (15 minutes from Congress Centre) • Yasmin (4*) business centre of town - 2 stops by metro (10 minutes) • Clarion (4*) business centre of town - 1 stop by metro (10 minutes) • Novotel Praha (4*) Wenceslas Square, town centre- 1 stop by metro (5 minutes) • Ibis Praha (4*) Wenceslas Square, town centre - 1 stop by metro (5 minutes) • Beránek (3*) - 1 stop by metro (10 minutes) Euros (€)

TECHNICAL TOURS See brochure for detailed itineraries. Prices include all transportation , meals, guides, entrance fees during sightseeing trips, and accommodation. Tour A - 2 days, north of Prague Newly commissioned small hydro scheme (Lovosice); upgraded multipurpose project (Strekov); town of Karlovy Vary, Loket and Pilsen brewery ............. Single room € 370 per person

........... Sharing twin room € 335 per person

Tour B - 3 days, east and south of Prague A chance to see two major pumped-storage schemes (Dalesice and Dlouhé Strán˘ e), a hydro scheme which is a national cultural heritage site, and the major Orlik dam which impounds the largest capacity reservoir in the Czech Republic. Scenic town of Telc, and a visit to a 16th century paper mill. ............. Single room € 530 per person

........... Sharing twin room € 500 per person

Name of person sharing twin room ............................................................................................................................................... DIETARY REQUIREMENTS Participant : Accompanying Person:

Vegetarian meals required Vegetarian meals required

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Other dietary requirements / special needs ................................................... Other dietary requirements / special needs. ..................................................

VISA REQUIREMENTS (complete this section only if you will need an invitation letter to support a visa application) (Delegate) Full name as in your passport: .................................................................................................................................

Passport No: ....................................................

Date of issue: ...................................... Place of issue: ............................................ Expiry Date: ...........................................


(Acc person) Full name as in the passport: ................................................................................................................................

Passport No: ....................................................

Date of issue: ............................................... Place of issue: ............................................. Expiry Date: .................................... Nationality:.......................................................

SOCIAL EVENTS (Included in the registration fee and only available for registered participants) I/we will attend (please tick boxes as applicable):


Monday 17 October Tuesday 18 October Wednesday 19 October

Yes Yes Yes

Welcome Reception and Concert at Municipal House Apéritif in the Exhibition Halls Farewell Party with Dinner at Villa Dreucici

❑ No ❑ ❑ No ❑ ❑ No ❑

Accompanying Person

Yes Yes Yes

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No No No

Contribution to confirm booking

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NB: A nominal contribution is requested this year towards the cost of the Reception and Dinner, so that we may accurately assess numbers for catering. We require an accurate estimate of who will attend, to avoid food wastage; the small charge is to encourage delegates to make a firm decision on attendance!

TOTAL PAYMENT FOR REGISTRATION AND EXCURSIONS (include total from first page) (Please ensure that this box is completed, so that your registration can be confirmed) Please quote your company VAT / Mwst / TVA / ALV / IVA/ BTW / MOMS number:

PAYMENT Payment is possible by the following methods: • On-line by Visa or Mastercard. All on-line fees will be taken in EUROS (€). • Bank transfer to: SureFire Events Ltd, Barclays Bank, Blandford, UK Sort Code: 20-96-96 • Account number: 76109233 • IBAN: GB53 BARC20969676109233 • SWIFT BIC: BARCGB22

SureFire Events Ltd, Unit 8, Hinton Business Park, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford, DT11 8HY, United Kingdom Tel: + 44 (0)1258 447040 Fax: +44 (0)700 349 7034 E-mail:

Online registration at: or via:

€ 10 € 10

Apresentação Hydro 2011