Conferência Internacional de Barragens HYDRO 2010 em Lisboa

In the wake of a global financial crisis, with the additional concerns of environmental
protection and anticipated effects of climate change, and power shortages hampering
socio-economicdevelopment in some parts of the world, hydropower development has
many solutions to offer. The hydro profession is responding to the needs of a changing
world,with innovations in planning methods, environmental assessments, technological
innovation, approaches to financing strategies, and optimized use of existing assets.
HYDRO 2010 will review progress and achievements, as well as needs and future challenges.
As usual, the Conference will focus strongly on the needs, priorities and plans of the
developing countries of Africa, Asia and Latin America, and discussions will cover technical,
economic, commercial and environmental/social aspects.
A major Technical Exhibition will run alongside the Conference and a full social programme
will offer extra networking opportunities.

The development of new hydro schemes and project
upgrades are major priorities for the Portuguese power
sector. Portugal’s most important electricity producer EDP,
our co-host for HYDRO 2010, has an existing portfolio of 74
hydro plants, totalling more than 4700 MW. The company
plans to commission at least 22 new hydro generating units
by 2018. This will increase capacity by about 3000 MW.
Portugal will therefore have much to show, and to discuss,
during HYDRO 2010. Study tours will showcase some of the
multipurpose hydro and pumped-storage schemes in
various parts of the country.
The capital of Portugal since its conquest from the Moors in
1147, Lisbon is a legendary city with more than 20 centuries
of history. In its golden age, the city gained a reputation as
the eighth wonder of the world. As one of the greatest maritime centres in history, the Portuguese capital imported exotic wares from the distant parts of its empire,
marking a new era in world trade. Lisbon offers a mix of traditional and modern architecture: Many medieval façades and old palaces have been restored,
19th-century Art Nouveau buildings can still be found and there are also modern museums and galleries. The majestic Vasco de Gama Bridge across the Tagus is
an outstanding landmark. The Congress Centre is on the bank of the Tagus, close to the charming old quarter, Belem.
Lisbon Portela airport is just 7 km north of the city, and connects with 84 international cities.

Aqua-Media has been recognized during 2009 for the contribution the company makes to sustainable hydropower development. The company received the
Turkish Prime Minister’s Water Prize (during the World Water Forum in Istanbul) and two India Power awards (during the Green Power VI conference in New
Delhi). The annual Hydro Conferences represent an important part of Aqua-Media’s role in promoting the benefits of well conceived hydro schemes.
HYDRO 2010 will be the 17th event in this annual series. The events, supported by international professional associations such as ICOLD, IEA, IWRA and ESHA,
have steadily increased in size, scope and format. HYDRO 2009 in Lyon attracted 1750 delegates from a record 94 countries, making it the most international
large-scale conference specifically devoted to hydropower. A similar gathering is expected in Lisbon.

As hydropower development begins a new wave of development, with greater universal recognition of its multiple benefits and its vital role in sustainable development,
there are still many parts of the world with vast hydropower potential, where large proportions of the population still lack a reliable electricity supply.
We aim to bring together a unique concentration of hydro expertise:
• those with long-term experience of hydropower development, powerplant operation, and upgrading
and refurbishment
• those with current major programmes underway
• those with the greatest need for international collaboration, to accelerate much-need future projects
The format of 2010 will comprise not only valuable technical presentations on a wide range of
current topics, but also high-level panel debates and inter-active workshops. All practical aspects of
hydro will be on the agenda (technical, economic, financial and environmental).
The Technical Exhibition will show-case state-of-art technology.

Technical Exhibition
As usual at the annual Hydro Conferences, a major Technical Exhibition will take place alongside HYDRO 2010. All lunch and refreshment breaks will take place in the Exhibition Hall.
The Hydro Conferences are renowned for their high-level international participants from all parts of the world (at HYDRO 2009 in Lyon, 94 countries were represented).
The Exhibition provides a unique opportunity for all those playing a role in world hydropower development. Exhibition space is sold in units of 6 m2 (multiple units are available for
large displays or groups of companies wishing to form a national pavilion).
The cost of each unit, € 2700, covers: the fabricated stand, including the framework, panels suitable for mounting posters, a name sign, a table, two chairs, and two spotlights.
Additional furniture may be ordered directly from our recommended supplier. One exhibitor is entitled to free registration, and up to two others may register at reduced fees for the
conference. This includes the full technical and social programme, including meals during the event.

Various opportunities are available to sponsor meals, apéritifs, receptions and coffee breaks; this is a pleasant and memorable way of bringing your company to the attention of the
international delegates. For further details of the Exhibition and/or sponsorship opportunities, contact our Sales & Marketing team: Mr Gaël Bozec, Mrs Maria Loredo or Mr Lukas Port
Email: Tel: + 44 20 8773 7250
Coffee/Lunch points Stands available: €2700
Centro de Congressos de Lisboa - AIP Congressos

HYDRO 2010 EXHIBITORS (registered in December 2009)
ABB AG Power Generation, Austria• Agudio SpA, Italy •Alstom Hydro, France •Amiantit (SAAC), Germany • Andritz Hydro, Austria • ASL AQFlow, Canada • ATB Riva Calzoni, Italy • Böhler
Schweisstechnik, Austria • British Hydropower Association, UK • Camuna Installazioni SpA, Italy • Carpi Tech SA, Switzerland •Cesari Giovanni Srl, Italy • Chesterton Europe, Europe • CKD Blansko
Holding as, Czech Republic •Converteam, France • D2FC, France • Damen Dredging, The Netherlands •Dolnoslaska Fabryka Maszyn Elektrycznych, Poland • DSD Noell GmbH, Germany • Dyrhoff as,
Norway • Eaton Hydraulics, Europe • Eaton Electrical, Europe • EFACEC, Portugal • Encardio-Rite Electronic Pvt, India • Engevix Engenharia SA, Brazil • EPFL-LMH, Switzerland •Farab, Iran • Federal
Mogul Deva GmbH, Germany • FGTI-IDG, France • Fugesco, Canada • Gaima, Spain • GE Energy, USA • Geokon Inc, USA • Geosense, UK • Hubei Hongcheng (Hydropower Vale), China • Humidor -
Acotec, Belgium • Hydreo Engineering, France • Hydro Engineering SA, Romania • HydroVision GmbH, Germany • IGINSA , Spain• Indar Electric SL, Spain • Ingenionics, Portugal • Internacional de
Maquinas Herramientas Portatiles, Spain • James Walker, UK• Jeumont Electric, France • Kinemetrics Inc, USA • Kolo Veidekke, Norway • Korto Cavitation Services, Luxembourg • Künz GmbH, Austria
•Litostroj Power Ltd, Slovenia • Lloyd Dynamowerke GmbH, Germany• Louis Feugier, France • Marelli Motori SpA, Italy • Mavel sa, Czech Republic • Mecamidi, France • Meggitt Sensing Systems,
Switzerland • MHyLab, Switzerland • Numeca International, Belgium • Obermeyer Hydro Inc, USA •Oiles Deutschland GmbH, Germany • Pan Italia, Italy • Panolin AG, Switzerland • P&S Tensioning
Systems Ltd, Switzerland • Powel ASA, Norway • Rainpower ASA, Norway •Rascor International Ltd, Switzerland • Rittmeyer AG, Switzerland • Rubberart Ltda, Brazil •Schmiederwerke Gröditz GmbH,
Germany • Sedicon AS, Norway • SKF Economos GmbH, Austria • Stahlhandel Gröditz GmbH, Germany• Stucky Ltd, Switzerland • Studio Ing. G. Pietrangeli, Italy • Tes Vsetin sro, Czech Republic • UCM
Resita SA, Romania • VAG-Armaturen GmbH, Germany • Veski d.o.o., Croatia • Voith Hydro Holding GmbH, Germany • Walo Bertschinger AG, Switzerland • Worthington Products, USA • Zeco Srl, Italy

Several technical tours are being arranged to enable delegates to learn about Portugal’s current activities in hydropower development, and powerplant upgrading.
One trip will visit the multipurpose Alqueva development, where it will be possible to visit the dam and powerplant currently in operation, and the site of the new
Alqueva II powerhouse, under construction. As well as the technical visits, the trip will include a visit to a large farm, where wine and olives are produced.
Another trip is planned to the northeast, to projects underway close to the Spanish border. En route to visit projects such as Picote II and Bemposta II, the group will
travel through the scenic Douro valley, with a chance to visit touristic centres such as Penalva do Castelo. Details of itineraries will be announced in early 2010.

A local excursion and city tour with lunch will be arranged on the afternoon of Sunday 26 September for all participants, providing the opportunity to visit some of
the main sights of Lisbon, including the charming old quarter of Belem.
A Welcome Reception with music will take place on the evening of Monday 27 September, and the Conference Dinner, to be hosted by EDP, will take place on the
evening of Wednesday 29 September. One function will be held at the Convento do Beato, a stunning 16th century building constructed of white marble.
Lunches and morning and afternoon refreshments will be served in the exhibition area each day during the conference.

A number of touristic excursions are being planned for accompanying
persons, providing opportunities to get to know the history and culture
of the host country. There will be a chance to see the surrounding
countryside, and the coast, as well as museums, galleries and shops in
A trip is planned to Sintra, one of the most delightful towns of Portugal
(and described by Byron as ‘the most pleasing of Europe’).
Surrounded by green woodland and wine-growing areas, the Serra da
Sinta, the town’s artistic heritage includes three spectacular palaces, as
well as valuable archaeological remains from the roman period, manor
houses and picturesque churches.

Submission of Abstracts
Abstracts of up to 800 words, in English, are now invited on the themes listed or
related topics. Please mail, fax or email abstracts to the address below. A short CV
of each author should be included.
Your abstract should summarize precisely the scope and content of the paper
proposed. No artwork or bibliography is required at this stage. In the case of
any project to be described, please mention its current status or date of completion.
If the abstract is sent by email, please incorporate the author’s name in
the file name.
Please note: abstracts should only be submitted if the author would
be able to attend the conference (or send a repres entative). Please
obtain any necessary clear ance, and check your availability to attend before
submitting the abstract.
If the paper is accepted, you will be asked to sign a form confirming willingness to
attend; it is essential that we receive this undertaking before allocating
time for an oral pres entation.
The final deadline for receipt of abstracts is 26 February 2010
Authors will be notified in early April 2010 whether or not their paper has been
accepted for presentation, or for publication in the Proceedings.
Abstracts will be reviewed by two or more experts on our International Steering
Committee, and you may be asked to modify some aspects of your proposed
paper. As this review process takes some time, we urge you to submit abstracts
promptly (if possible well before the final deadline).
Full papers will be required by 5 July 2010, and format guidelines will be
sent to all authors whose papers are accepted. A hard copy and an electronic
file of each final paper will be required.
Full details of the technical and social programmes, and more
information about the excursions, accommodation and registration fees, will be
published in the Final Bulletin, which will be distributed in June 2010.
Meanwhile, information about HYDRO 2010 will be updated
regularly in the journal Hydropower & Dams, by email, and on our web site
(Hydropower & Dams).
If you do not receive regular copies of the Journal and would like to subscribe now,
please contact our Subscriptions Manager,
Maria Flintan at:
or tick the appropriate box on the form below.
Subscribers to Hydropower & Dams will be eligible for reduced registration fees.
NB: Speakers are eligible to book at a reduced registration fee (which includes
meals during the conference, and the full social and technical programmes.
If you would need financial assistance to attend, you must indicate this
at the time of submitting your abstract.