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ESHA-EWP Seminar on Current Challenges Facing Hydropower Development in Europe

Aug 26th, 2009 |


1-2 October 2009

The European Small Hydropower Association together with the European Water Partnership are pleased to invite you to a first in series of training seminars to discuss some of the most critical challenges that the hydropower sector is facing today. The aim of this seminar is to provide a platform for discussion between all parties on topics such as:

  • The reserved flow seen from authority-producer level perspectives as well as demonstrated by case examples from Slovenia and Norway;
  • The making of River Basin Management Plans – How to integrate the targets of the two directives (Directive on the promotion of the renewable energies & Water Framework Directive) to the National Renewable Energy Action Plans and to the River Basin Management Plans which are both currently being drafted by Member States?
  • Certification for Hydro – Would a European level certification for hydro be possible and what would be the future prospects of it?

The seminar also takes participants to a site visit to see a small hydropower plant in the Wallonia region in Belgium and to a dinner at the Chaudfontaine Castle.

You can register for this event by sending the registration form to by 11 September 2009 at the latest. Seminar fee is EUR 200 for ESHA/EWP members and EUR 280 for non-members. This includes lunches, dinner and the site visit. More information on the programme can be found in the agenda.

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