HYDROVISION International hosted an online information exchange for the global hydropower industry. The HYDRO+ Series brought together the hydro community for perspective and discussion on issues affecting hydro resources, meeting challenges and ensuring a future sustainability of hydro.

Over the three days HYDRO+ was held, we offered six learning opportunities. Click on the images below to view the videos on demand.

Hydro+ Series

Hydro+ Series Episode 1: Hydro Discovery Day: Focus on Generators 

Content: Webinar
Date: July 14, 2020
Overview: The new 8-hour Hydro Discovery Day training program offered at HYDROVISION International takes a “deep dive” into generators.

This abbreviated course helps early and mid-career engineers learn to build their expertise as a generator engineer.


Hydro Discovery Day

Hydro+ Series Episode 2: Waterpower Hydro Basics

Content: Webinar
Date: July 14, 2020
Overview: The Waterpower Hydro Basics course by the Hydro Training Institute offers everything you need to know to get started in hydro.

This overview session will give attendees a solid foundation of basics and facts.


Waterpower Hydro Basics

Hydro+ Series Episode 3: Operations and Maintenance Major Overhauls

Content: Webinar
Date: July 15, 2020
Overview: This group will share experiences during major plant overhauls and highlight lessons learned during planning and execution.

Unique challenges, discoveries, repairs and innovations observed through to the completion of each project will be discussed.


Operations and Maintenance Major

Hydro+ Series Episode 4: New Development: Your Guide to Small Hydro Development

Content: Webinar
Date: July 15, 2020
Overview: Small hydro development is integral to continued decarbonization and is expanding to different technologies and applications. Our panelists will explore partnering with indigenous groups, emerging technologies, financing options and various governmental support structures that are helping to spur small hydro development.

New Development: Your Guide to Small Hydro Development

Hydro+ Series Episode 5: Water and Environment: Midwest Environmental Issues

Content: Webinar
Date: July 16, 2020
Overview: With a large number of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission relicensings coming up in the Midwest of the U.S. in the next few years, owners will be busy working through any number of environmental issues. Many of these issues are common, while some are unique to the Midwest. Our panelists will share their Midwest experiences with resolving environmental issues during relicensing and may even offer solutions to yours during an extended Q&A brainstorming session.

 Water and Environment: Midwest Environmental Issues

Hydro+ Series Episode 6: Civil Works and Dam Safety : Government Regulation Post-Incident

Content: Webinar
Date: July 16, 2020
Overview: How do government agencies react and respond to regulating dam safety after major incidents?

What best practices are being put forward?

In this moderated discussion of several technical papers, experts from around the world will share their thoughts and experiences.


Civil Works and Dam Safety : Government Regulation Post-Incident

Hydro+ Series: Episode 7: Equipment and Technology: Updating Aging Systems

Content: Webinar
Date: September 9, 2020
Overview: With many hydroelectric plants worldwide being 50 or more years old, aging of equipment is an ongoing concern. And many hydro project owners have developed unique approaches to solve their problems. During this educational webcast, two technical papers will be presented, focused on the theme of updating aging systems.




HYDRO+ Series Episode 7: Equipment and Technology: Updating Aging Systems