Hydro 2019

Professionals in Hydropower from around the globe assembled in Oporto


Professionals in Hydropower from around the globe assembled in Oporto from the 14th to the 16th October 2019.

The international conference HYDRO, organized each autumn by the international journal Hydropower & Dams, took place this year in Oporto, Portugal. It is the biggest yearly professional conference dedicated to hydropower and dams in the world. Engineers specialized in infrastructures, geotechnics, energy, hydraulics and environment from the BG Group attended as speakers and delegates.

The event brought together more than 1300 professionals from 79 countries. The conference programme, with the main theme Concept to Closure: Practical Steps, proposed 40 sessions dedicated to different themes connected to hydropower and dams. BG marked its presence with several contributions:

  • Hydropower in urban drinking water distribution networks
  • Lessons learned from first filling and emptying of a new pressure tunnel in Valais, Switzerland
  • Extension of Swiss very high voltage national grid: Challenges and opportunities

The breaks between sessions and the social program allowed our delegation to build and strengthen ties with our clients and partners.

A detailed report on the HYDRO 2019 conference will be published in the issue 6/2019 of the Hydropower & Dams journal.

Save the date: HYDRO 2020 will take place next year in Strasbourg!