Towards the circularization of hydroelectricity using the existing hydraulic infrastructure
Synergistic approaches to respond to both food and energy needs and an integrated management of water are essential to respond to the WEF Nexus, in particular to attain the SGDs 2, 6 and 7. Installing hydropower plants in the greenfield imposes high environmental and social impacts. On the other hand, in water infrastructures the waste of energy is common. A direction for the decarbonisation of energy sources, in the context of hydroelectricity, must be the fight against this energy waste.
The development of alternative strategies and technical solutions incorporated in existing structures, used primarily for other purposes, represents an additional low-impact and lucrative solution for energy generation. However this may be hindered by the lack of a proper evaluation of the available energy, doubts about technical solutions and the lobby of the big hydropower, solar and wind power industries.
Rana Singh, UN Industrial Development Organization
Anton Schleiss, International Commission on Large Dams
Cesar Carmona-Moreno, EC Joint Research Center
Thomas Sandberg, European Renewable Energies Federation
Event promoted under the auspices of the three years program S-MultiStor.
11h00 A not-so-hidden treasure, Mário Franca and Miroslav Marence
11h10 Short presentations, T. Emtairah, A. Schleiss, C. Carmona-Moreno, D. Hendricks
11h20 Open debate
12h15 Interactive activity
Participation of IHE Delft on the WEFE NEXUS - SDGs Position Paper Workshophttps://www.un-ihe.org/news/wefe-nexus-sdgs-position-paper-workshop
S-MultiStor: Sustainable Hydropower and Multipurpose Storage to meet Water, Food, and Energy Development Goals: A Program for Collaborative Research and Innovationhttp://smultistor.nl/
This event is promoted under the auspices of S-MultiStor, a three year program supported by the Programmatic Cooperation between the Directorate-General for International Cooperation (DGIS) of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and IHE Delft. The project investigates and demonstrates improved approaches to sustainable hydropower and multipurpose water storage. S-Multistor is carried out by a consortium of leading international partner organizations responsible for developing and testing decision-support tools that have the potential to make a measurable impact on sustainable development. S-MultiStor creates a common research and innovation platform where researchers from IHE Delft and southern partner institutions engage with leading international initiatives in a structured program of collaboration.