21st Aug 2017
Jointly organized by MRC, GIZ GmbH and Multiconsult, the first Oslo Forum will take account of what has been developed, and is under development in the Mekong region. The Forum will also draw on similar sustainability initiatives internationally, specifically those related to sustainable hydropower development within the context of sound water resources management, and cater for extended dialogue between organizations and people working on this.
The Forum offers the opportunity to a wider group of practitioners, scientists, government representatives, basin organizations, cascade operators, industry and developers, funding agencies and other stakeholders interested in sustainable hydropower development to discuss best practice and New Frontiers for the sector. The organizers are keen to spark an active dialogue amongst the participants of the Forum and in this regard contribute to sustainability in the sector being addressed and taken forward.
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Besides MRC work, the Forum will also draw on the initiatives of the World Bank and IHA, private developers, cascade operators, the scientific community, practitioners and the civil society. The role of other River Basin Organizations in hydropower planning will also be discussed. Best practice and lessons learned will be highlighted. An optional field trip shall offer first-hand insights into long-term experience with hydropower cascade development and operation.
The Forum will be arranged in five sessions featuring an interactive mix of presentations, panels and group discussions
4-6 September 2017, Multiconsult, Nedre Skøyen vei 2, Oslo
Forum attendance is free of charge. Participants are expected to cover travel and accommodation expenses on their own.
To register for the forum, please contact Leif Birger Lillehammer (leif.birger.lillehammer@multiconsult) by 28 August 2017.
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The views expressed in the presentations and documents for download are those of the respective authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the conveners (MRC, Multiconsult, GIZ).
1st Session – Opening and Keynote Speech
Keynote speech and discussion:
2nd Session - Policies, Guidelines and Planning
Inputs and Panel Discussion: The role of Science in Sustainable Hydropower and Water Resources Planning
Inputs and Panel Discussion: River Basin planning and Sustainable Hydropower
3rd Session – Sustainable Hydropower Design and Operation
Plenary Discussion: Forum Dialogue on Sustainable Hydropower Designs and Operation
4th Session – Governance, Cooperation and Practice
Inputs and Panel Discussion: Hydropower and Dams Climate Change Resilience and Adaption - International Initiatives
Inputs and Panel Discussion: Water and Hydropower Development the Role of Transboundary Cooperation
Inputs and Panel Discussion: Basin versus Project Planning: Who should do what and where?
5th Session – Forum Conclusions and Closure: A Way Forward – New Frontiers in Improved Planning, Innovative Practice and Good Governance
Field Trip to Hunderfossen Power Plant
Towards a paperless meeting!
To help preserve our environment, we hope to reduce the amount of paper we print for this meeting. May we advise participants to refer to the e-documents or please bring your own printouts to the meeting. Thank you!
Mr. Palakorn Chanbanyong
Sustainable Hydropower Specialist, Office of the Secretariat in Vientiane
T: (856-21) 263 263 E:firstname.lastname@example.org
Mr Leif Birger Lillehammer
Senior Advisor/Specialist – Water, Energy and Environment
T: (+47) 41 40 96 88 E: email@example.com
Ms Maria Koenig
Advisor MRC-GIZ Programme, Vientiane
T: (856-20) 555 03971 E:firstname.lastname@example.org
The forum is supported by:
The Mekong River Commission Secretariat (MRCS) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) are co-organising a training and final workshop of the PEER (Partnerships for Enhanced Engagement in Research) Project 3-100: Building Mekong
The Mekong River Commission held its 3rd Summit on 5 April 2018 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, whose agenda and related statements are downloadable below.
The Mekong River Commission held its Ministerial Meeting for the 3rd MRC Summit on 4 April 2018 in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The meeting agenda and related statements are downloadable below.
Hydropower development on the Mekong River is predicted to intensify water loss and result in an acute reduction in sediment flows, according to findings from a Mekong River Commission (MRC) study released recently through two short technical notes.
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