Submit your content now for HYDROVISION International® 2023.

Suggested Topics:

Civil Works and Dam Safety

  • Civil/Dams/Dam Safety
  • Construction/Construction Management
  • Flood Protection
  • Water Conveyances (Canals, Controls, Gates, Penstocks, Spillways, Valves)

Energy Storage (including Pumped Storage)

  • Hybrid Systems (Hydro and Battery Storage)
  • Integration of Intermittent Renewables
  • Pumped Storage

Equipment and Technology

  • Auxiliary Equipment and Controls
  • Bearings/Oil/Lubricants
  • Computer Models
  • Engineering/Design/Design Tools
  • Generators/Transformers/Electrical
  • Innovative Ideas/New Technology/Research and Development
  • Instrumentation and Control (Protection, Automation, Governors, SCADA)
  • Marine (Wave and Tidal) and Hydrokinetic Energy
  • Turbines/Mechanical Components

Market Trends and Asset Strategies

  • Ancillary Benefits
  • Business Issues/Planning/Forecasting
  • Country Reports/Regional Briefings
  • Economics/Finance/Incentives/Non-Power Issues
  • Grid Issues and Grid Integration
  • Procurement Specifications
  • Rehabilitation/Upgrading/Uprating
  • Risk Assessment
  • Wind/Solar-Hydro Integration

New Development (including Small Hydro)

  • Development Opportunities, Incentives and Constraints
  • Financing Challenges
  • Marine (Wave and Tidal) and Hydrokinetic Energy
  • Small Hydro

Operations and Maintenance

  • Dam Removal/Project Decommissioning
  • Maintenance/Repair
  • Modifying Hydro Operations for Climate Change
  • Monitoring/Measuring/Condition Monitoring
  • Operations
  • Performance Testing/Flow Measurement
  • Power System Stability/Reliability
  • Safety/Occupational Safety and Health/Public Safety
  • Security and Access
  • Transmission Issues/Constraints
  • Workforce Staffing/Training

Policies and Regulations

  • Country Approaches and Guidance
  • FERC licensing
  • State and federal regulations

Water and Environment (including Social Issues)

  • Basin-Wide Planning
  • Climate Change and Variability/Extreme Events
  • Cultural and Social Issues/Resettlement
  • Endangered Species
  • Environmental Optimization Tools
  • Fish Habitat/Instream Flow
  • Fish Passage/Protection
  • Forecasting (Snowpack, Streamflow)
  • Hydraulics/Hydrology
  • Reservoir Emissions/Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Sediment and Erosion Management
  • Shoreline and Land Management/Recreation
  • Tribal/Indigenous Peoples Perspectives
  • Water Quality and Temperature
  • Water Resources Management

A chance to join our planning committee


We may have a few key slots available on our HYDROVISION International® 2023 conference planning committee. If you are interested in being considered to join this group of global hydro industry experts and shape the educational content of next year’s event, please email your name, company, title and general area of expertise (see our eight conference tracks above) to View our 2022 Advisory Committee


Selection, Notification and Responsibilities:

Selection Process:

The HYDROVISION International® 2023 Conference Planning Committee is composed of seasoned professionals working in all sectors of the hydroelectric and dams markets. This committee will carefully review all submissions sent in by the September 26, 2022, deadline, with the ultimate goal of forming highly educational and informative technical paper sessions that address topical and timely hydro-related issues.

All content will be evaluated on the strength of the submission, including content matter, market trends, and material relevance. The committee will give preference to abstracts that include project owner/developer representation. Consultants and manufacturers may submit abstracts that are non-commercial, but blatant commercial sales pitches will not be accepted for presentation.

Submissions will be graded by the committee on the following questions:

  • Is the content relevant to the industry now or in the near future?
  • Is the content clear, concise and effective?
  • Is the content objective?
  • Is the content technically sound?
  • Will this content stimulate discussion and/or encourage attendance at a conference session?


Notification: All primary contacts will be notified via email no later than January 6, 2023, as to whether or not their HYDROVISION International® submission has been selected. The presenting author for all selected abstracts will be invited to make either a Technical Paper Presentation or a Poster Gallery Presentation at HYDROVISION International®.

Participation Requirements:

Submit a presentation and/or technical paper to conference management for inclusion in the Online Access to Conference Papers and Presentations – Deadline: July 7, 2023

Register for the conference. A complimentary Speaker Registration includes access to the: Exhibit Hall, Keynote and Utility Executive Roundtable, Summit Sessions (~10 PDHs), Delegate Lunches, Exhibit Hall Receptions, Thursday Evening Party, and Online Access to Conference Papers and Presentations. A registration link will be sent out to all speakers in March 2023.

Submit a signed Speaker Agreement and Materials Release Form, due immediately upon receipt of acceptance notification.

The speaker must be present and have a registration for the conference to present the paper (or one of the authors has to be present) and to have the paper published in the Online Access to Conference Papers and Presentations.

Co-authors are encouraged to attend HYDROVISION International®, and we will gladly include their names in the online conference program. They are responsible for their own conference registration and other conference-related expenses.

Content Submission Rules/Instructions:

Step-by-Step Guide for Developing and Submitting your Content

Step 1: Choose a topic from the suggestions included here or propose your own hydro-related topic.

Step 2: Develop a well-written, concise synopsis of your proposed presentation topic that addresses key points not to exceed 4,000 characters in length.

Step 3: Submit your content at - click on Online Content Submittal Form located under the Education tab. (Content not submitted through this method cannot be considered.)

Please fill out all appropriate fields. The content submission process will not be completed without including all required information.

  • State whether the topic has been previously presented and, if so, when and at what conference.
  • Indicate the topic categories for which the content would best be suited.
  • For all authors, include complete name, title, company, address, telephone, e-mail, and a short biography. Select their role: speaker, co-author, point of contact, etc. 
  • You must click on the Submit Abstract button for us to receive your submission.

Once the content has been submitted, an automatic email response will be sent to the submitter confirming HYDROVISION International® conference management has received it. Please retain this email for your records.

The conference sessions are organized into multiple concurrent tracks and are tentatively titled:

  • Civil Works and Dam Safety
  • Energy Storage (including Pumped Storage)
  • Equipment and Technology
  • Market Trends and Asset Strategies
  • New Development (including Small Hydro)
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Policies and Regulations
  • Water and Environment (including Social Issues)

When you submit your content, you must select one of the above-listed tracks.        

Call for participants in the Panel Presentation Sessions

In addition to the technical paper sessions, HYDROVISION International® features panel presentation sessions divided into seven broad categories:

  • Civil Works and Dam Safety
  • Energy Storage (including Pumped Storage)
  • Market Trends and Asset Strategies
  • New Development (including Small Hydro)
  • Operations and Maintenance
  • Policies and Regulations
  • Water and Environment (including Social Issues)

These sessions do not involve a formal presentation but rather consist of an interactive panel discussion format, where speakers address various aspects of a specific topic primarily by fielding questions from the audience.

If you are interested in being considered as a speaker in one of these sessions at HYDROVISION International® 2023, please select one or two topic areas from the above list that best fit your expertise and submit them with your name, title, company affiliation, mailing address, phone number, email and a short biography to by Nov. 30, 2022. This could be your opportunity to provide expertise and interact with the audience in a lively discussion on some hot topics.

Requirements for speakers participating in a panel discussion include confirming participation and registering as a speaker for HYDROVISION International® 2023. PowerPoint presentations are not required but are highly recommended.

If there is interest from the session moderators in recruiting you as a panelist, you will be contacted.

How-to-Submit your Abstract

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