Putting hydropower center stage: It takes a committee

How many hydroelectric industry professionals does it take to put together the content of the 15 technical paper sessions to be presented at HydroVision International next July?

The answer is: About 40, and they can do it in just a few hours.

On Monday morning at POWER-GEN International, these approximately 40 hydro professionals from all areas of the industry gathered in a room to lend their extensive expertise to the task of determining content for a significant chunk of the total conference sessions at HydroVision International.

Each year, this committee grades the abstracts submitted for HydroVision International — more than 200 this year — and selects the strongest ones to round out the conference program. The committee selected abstracts to be presented under a variety of conference tracks, ranging from equipment and technology to water management and movement.

The committee also chose abstracts to be presented during the Poster Gallery sessions and during some of the Knowledge Hub sessions that will debut in 2019. Knowledge Hubs are more intimate and informal sessions that take place in presentation theaters in the exhibit hall, and they are open to all attendees.

All of the content that the technical papers committee pulled together, as well as the content to be presented during 25 panel presentation sessions, will soon be available on the HydroVision International website, so check back regularly.

In other HydroVision International news, earlier this year, we reported that Hydro-Quebec Chief Operating Officer David Murray will be speaking during the plenary session, a roundtable of executives with power-producing companies.

HydroVision International, the world’s largest hydro industry event, will be held July 23 to 25, 2019, in Portland, Ore., U.S. This event will attract well over 3,000 hydro professionals from dozens of countries around the world.

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