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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
Regulatory & Natural Resources Practice Lead
McMillen Jacobs Associates
United States
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
Matthew Chan
Business Development Manager
WSP
United States

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
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

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
Paul Jacobson, Ph.D.
Senior Technical Leader
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
United States
Panelist
Ritchie Graves
Supervisory Fisheries Biologist
NOAA
United States
Panelist
Steve Edmundson
Assistant Regional Administrator
NOAA Fisheries
United States

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