From an annual International Commission on Large Dams meeting in Vietnam to HydroVision International, the year's largest gathering of hydropower professionals, in North Carolina, United States, the upcoming months offer some of the year's most exciting events in the worldwide hydropower business.
By Shaun Epperson, Associate Editor of HRW
The upcoming hydro industry events kick off with the International Commission on Large Dams Annual Meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam, followed by Renewable Energy World Europe, hosted in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Hidroenergia 2010, held in Lausanne, Switzerland, and HydroVision International 2010, in Charlotte, N.C., follow close behind.
ICOLD Annual Meeting
The International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD) Annual Meeting will be held May 23-26, 2010, in Vietnam. The event will be hosted at the National Convention Center, Hanoi.
Attendees to the 78th ICOLD Annual Meeting will not only participate in the presentations and discuss advances in dam and water technology but also will enjoy many natural wonders and cultural events, organizers report. The meeting includes a symposium titled "Dams and Sustainable Water Resources Development."
ICOLD, founded in 1928, is a non-governmental organization that provides a forum for the exchange of information and expertise pertaining to dam engineering and related topics. Some of the organization's goals are to ensure that dams are built safely and in an environmentally-friendly manner. The commission includes national committees from more than 80 countries.
For more, visit the Events page under the Home tab at www.hydroworld.com, or visit www.vncold.vn/ICOLD2010.
Renewable Energy World Europe
The Renewable Energy World Europe Conference and Exhibition, co-located with POWER-GEN Europe, will be held at RAI, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 8-10, 2010.
The event is the largest gathering of European power professionals, featuring the most comprehensive conference program for power and unrivaled networking opportunities.
REW-Europe and POWER-GEN Europe together represent both conventional and renewable power generation. This is why industry professionals from both disciplines value the opportunity to come together each year at the annual POWER-GEN Europe - Renewable Energy World Europe conference and exhibitions.
POWER-GEN Europe will feature more than 450 exhibitors, occupying some 35,000 square meters. REW-Europe is owned and managed by PennWell.
For more, visit the HydroWorld.com Events page under the Home tab at www.hydroworld.com, or visit www.renewableenergyworld-europe.com.
The Hidroenergia 2010 International Congress and Exhibition on Small Hydropower is planned for June 16-19, 2010, at the Beaulieu Congress Center in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Organized by the European Small Hydro Association since 1989, the Hidroenergia Congress gathers together stakeholders of the small hydro sector in Europe to debate about hot topics affecting the development of the sector, exchange experiences and present new advances in the technology, as well as to network and find business opportunities.
Hidroenergia 2010 will highlight many hydropower topics and issues, including the future of small hydropower, renewable energy standards, climate change mitigation and other areas. Exhibitors representing many aspects of hydropower will be at the event.
HydroVision International 2010
The HydroVision International Conference and Exhibition, the year's largest gathering of hydropower professionals, is planned for July 27-30, 2010, at the Charlotte Convention Center in Charlotte, N.C., United States.
HydroVision International will highlight perspectives on the role of hydropower, explore issues affecting hydro resources and help participants develop a vision to meet challenges and ensure the future sustainability of hydropower. This event will bring together a broad range of worldwide hydro professionals to:
— Gain a better understanding of current and future issues affecting hydro;
— Share knowledge, expertise and viewpoints toward effective solutions;
— Build alliances and create synergy among various water resource stakeholders;
— Identify ways to increase the value of hydro; and
— Promote technology development and business opportunities.
Hydro Review, HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide and PennEnergy are flagship media sponsors of HydroVision International, which is owned and produced by PennWell.