We are pleased to inform you about the international key event of the Small Hydropower sector, Hidroenergia 2010, which will take place on 16-19 June 2010. This event gathers together all the main actors of the small hydropower sector and is organised for the first time in Switzerland, in Lausanne.
The biennial Hidroenergia conferences have been organized by ESHA (European Small Hydropower Association www.esha.be ) already since 1989. The Hidroenergia 2010 edition is co-organized by MHyLab (Laboratoire de mini-hydraulique de Montcherand www.mhylab.ch ), an ESHA member representing the host country.
The Hidroenergia conferences attract over 300 delegates and around 30 exhibitors worldwide bringing together broad range of SHP experts and stakeholders for two days of conference and exhibition. The following topics have been chosen as key areas of Hidroenergia 2010:
◦ New regulation and finance
◦ Innovative technologies
◦ Perspectives and development of SHP in Switzerland, in Europe and globally
◦ Environmental integration
◦ New possibilities with multi-functional plants
◦ Climate change impact on hydropower and integrated water management
◦ Experience and good practice sharing
Moreover, and for the first time, Hidroenergia 2010 will also emphasize and focus on training and education in the field of small hydropower. Hidroenergia 2010 introduces a "Students' Corner", where students may present their projects and ideas.
The Organizing Committee consists of the following representatives: Bernhard Pelikan, the President of ESHA, Gema San Bruno, Secretary General of ESHA, Jean-Bernard Gay, the President of MHyLab, Rémy Freimuller, the Vice-President of MHyLab and Vincent Denis, the Head of MHyLab.
Please find enclosed Call for papers together with our Guide for Exhibitors and Sponsors which contain information on all the available sponsorship and exhibition opportunities. The detailed conference programme and invitations to register will be published in February 2010.
Please note that the deadline for sending you abstract is 15 December 2009 (please see details on the call for papers attached).
We would also like to offer you unique exhibition and sponsoring opportunities at the conference - please see more details attached (HE2010 Guide for Exhibitors and HE2010 Guide for Sponsors), all documents are also available in French upon request at the ESHA secretariat and on our website at www.hidroenergia.eu .
Please note we offer you an early bird fee with 10% reduction for all stand reservations for the exhibition made before 31 December 2009.
The conference also offers simultaneous translation into French, English and German in order to allow a wide international audience to follow the sessions.
We look forward to welcoming you at Hidroenergia 2010 in Lausanne!
On behalf of the Organizing Committee
With best regards,
The ESHA Secretariat
ESHA - European Small Hydropower Association
Renewable Energy House,
Rue d'Arlon 63-67,
Tel: +32 2 400 1067
Fax: +32 2546 1947
Each GWh of electricity produced by small hydropower cuts CO2 emissions by 700 tonnes