Scientific and Technical Conference “Hydropower. Hydraulic Engineering. New Developments and Technologies” (hereinafter referred to as “the Conference”) is the country’s largest industry event for hydroelectricity and hydraulic engineering experts. The event has been taken place in St. Petersburg since 2005, and it carries on the 1960s–1990s tradition of holding regular scientific coordination meetings on hydropower engineering.
The Conference is traditionally held at the site of JSC “Vedeneev VNIIG” and Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University (SPbPU).
The event is hosted by PJSC RusHydro, JSC “Vedeneev VNIIG”, SPbPU and Assosiation "Hydropower of Russia".
Conference gives the leading scientists and engineers an opportunity to discuss the major problems of hydropower and hydraulic engineering, determine trends and directions of the industry development, share experience, and establish business contacts.
The list of the Conference participants includes engineers of PJSC RusHydro HPP and other Russian hydropower plants; representatives of hydraulic engineering industries of energy (thermal and nuclear power engineering) and non-energy purposes; presidents of Russia’s leading universities; representatives of construction research institutes, marine and port facilities, and transport infrastructure. The Conference will be also attended by representatives of foreign states.
The Conference traditionally lasts for two days and consists of two plenary sessions (opening and final), scientific sections and round-table discussions (currently, 8 sections and 3 round-table discussions are planned).
After the Conference, collection of plenary session reports, section reports, and the final decision of the Conference is published.
An integral part of all Conferences is PJSC RusHydro awarding hydropower engineers and research workers who have achieved significant results in their work, as well as winners of the competition for the best research work in the hydropower engineering area with certificates of honor and prizes during the plenary session.
From year to year, more and more experts from related industries take interest in problems and issues discussed in plenary sessions and scientific sections, which attests to the relevance and importance of the issues raised.
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