Comprehensive presentations, panel discussions and focused sessions will address the issues surrounding the financing, implementation and sustainability of hydropower projects in Africa – both large and small. The conference will provide practical solutions to getting hydropower projects off the ground and will feature case studies from major project all over Africa.

Book your seats today and learn from research, innovative projects and one another.  

The impact of climate change on hydropower generation is enormous.  Kwaku Wiafe from Volta River Authority in Ghana will talk about their strategy to cope with climate change.  It encompasses developing seasonal rainfall and inflow forecasting models, developing an emergency action plan to enhance flood response downstream of the reservoir as well as contributing to the strengthening of institutional arrangements for water resource management within the country and among riparian states.

Other featured speakers and topics include:

Keynote address: Hydropower and sustainable development
Terry Moss, Vice President, International Hydro Association, South Africa

New technologies for small hydro – Geographical Information Systems (GIS); Eastern Cape case study
Stefan Szewczuk, Project Leader, Built Environment, CSIR, South Africa

Maintenance and refurbishment of hydropower plants
Mark Cordell, Senior Manager, SMEC, Australia

Dam monitoring using combined terrestrial imaging systems – case studies
João Boavida, Manager and Survey Engineer, Artescan, Portugal

For more information about the conference, please contact Nicolaas Loretz on 021 700 3555 ( or visit: