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8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room: B117-119
From state to country border challenges, there are many examples of hydropower projects that are impacted by cross-border issues. Projects located on rivers that cross borders face challenges with multiple state agencies involved. When rivers cross borders, international negotiations require diplomacy to prevent conflicts. This session will include discussions on (read more...)
Moderator
Heidi Wahto
Principal, Licensing & Regulatory Lead
Stantec
United States
Panelist
Andrew Munro
Senior Manager, External Affairs and Communications
Grant County Public Utility District
United States
Panelist
Brett Dumas
Environmental Affairs Director
Idaho Power Company
United States
Panelist
Helen Locher
Independent Consultant
Helen Locher Consulting
Australia
Panelist
Raphael Torres, P.E.
Executive Advisor, Water Supply and Hydro Power Resources
California Department of Water Resources
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: B117/118/119
This session will cover experiences with upstream/downstream innovations to achieve fish friendliness at hydropower facilities, including innovations in exclusion, scanning/sorting, and turbine equipment (read more...)
Session Chair
Stephen Arnold
Senior Advisor - Licensing & Compliance
Americas Energy Services
United States
Session Co-Chair
Kevin Finn
Director of Hydropower
WSP
United States
Presentations:
Speaker
Jesse Waldrip, P.E.
Senior Engineer
Kleinschmidt Associates
United States
Co-Author
Keith Martin
Senior Engineer
Kleinschmidt Associates
United States
Co-Author
Matthew Lewis, P. Eng.
Superintentent Hydro Technical Services
New Brunswick Power
Canada
Speaker
Jason Foust
Hydraulic Engineer
Voith Hydro
United States
Co-Author
Marshall Richmond
Chief Engineer
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Steve McHale
Supervisor, Computational Fluid Dynamics
Voith Hydro
United States
Speaker
Vincent Autier
Civil Engineer, Lead Project Manager
McMillen Jacobs Associates
United States
Speaker
Pedro Romero-Gómez
Research Engineer
Andritz Hydro GmbH
Austria
Co-Author
Monika Lang
Research Engineer
Andritz Hydro GmbH
Austria
Co-Author
Simon Weissenberger
Head of CFD Group
Andritz Hydro
Austria

2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Room: B117-119
New dams, dam raises, project expansions and water management approaches provide opportunities for both increasing and more effectively using of existing storage, but they come with technical, environmental and social challenges. This session will explore how owners and regional authorities are planning for and managing increased water needs (storage and (read more...)
Moderator
Bill Swanson
Water Resource Practice Leader
Stantec
United States
Panelist
Armando Quinteros
Chairman
California Water Commission
United States
Panelist
Estevan Lopez
Former Commissioner
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
United States
Panelist
Scott Verhines, PE
Senior Principal
Stantec
United States
Panelist
Tom VanderPlaat
Project Manager
Clean Water Services
United States

11:00 AM-12:30 PM
Room: B117/118/119
Format: Paper

This session presents a fascinating collection of innovative environmental technologies, including satellite monitoring of methane from space, ultraviolet disinfection technology, integrated floating solar power systems, and turbines for increasing dissolving oxygen during environmental (read more...)

Session Chair
Matthew Chan
Business Development Manager
WSP
United States
Session Co-Chair
Dan Campbell, P.Eng.
Manager, Hydro Projects, Principal
Klohn Crippen Berger
Canada
Presentations:
Speaker
Jeremy Wells
Civil Engineer
Wells Engineering, LLC
United States
Co-Author
Adam Witt
Hydropower Systems Research Engineer
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
United States
Co-Author
Curtis Jawdy
Water Resources Engineer
Tennessee Valley Authority
United States
Co-Author
Lindsay George
Engineer
Small Hydro Consulting, LLC
United States
Speaker
Tony Van Oostrom
Associate
RNT Consulting
Canada
Co-Author
Nicole Elliott
Site Environmental Advisor
Ontario Power Generation
Canada
Co-Author
Ray DeJonge, P.Eng
Work Center Manager SAB2
Ontario Power Generation
Canada
Speaker
Marcela Politano
Research Engineer
The University of Iowa
United States
Co-Author
Juping Huang
PhD student
State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River Engineering at Sichuan University
United States
Co-Author
Ran Li
Professor
State Key Laboratory of Hydraulics and Mountain River Engineering
China

3:00 PM-4:30 PM
Room: B117-119

New approaches are being considered for moving fish past dams around the world. Experts will discuss the view of what is next for fish passage for regions in the U.S., Canada, and around the world. From conterversory over trap-and-haul in California to lifting sturgeon over dams, we will discuss the (read more...)

Moderator
Michael Parker
Mechanical Engineer
Kleinschmidt
United States
Panelist
Erik Sparrevik
Senior Environmental Specialist Ph.D.
Vattenfall Vattenkraft AB
Sweden
Panelist
Mark MacNevin
Project Manager
New Brunswick Power Corporation
Canada
Panelist
Paul Jacobson, Ph.D.
Senior Technical Leader
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
United States
Panelist
Ritchie Graves
Supervisory Fisheries Biologist
NOAA
United States

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