Call for Papers

It gives us great pleasure to announce that the AHS Secretariat, Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre (KGRTC), will be hosting the 30th African Hydro Symposium.

Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Symposium shall be held virtually via Microsoft Teams and/or ZOOM, from Wednesday 7th to Thursday 8th October, 2020, under the theme “Hydropower Resilience and Sustainability – A Key to Re-Energize Africa’s Economy Impacted by the COVID-19”.

This invitation has been extended to you, members of your organization and others who might find the Symposium to be of interest. Your advice of delegates who will attend the 30th AHS from your organization would be highly appreciated. Those representatives who wish to present papers at the symposium are further invited to submit a title together with a short synopsis of approximately 100 words.

Authors are requested to submit papers (both MS Word and PowerPoint) relating to the following topics:

  • Hydro Plant Operations Best Practices.
  • Hydropower Plant Maintenance Practices, Upgrades, Refurbishments and Fitting.
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Hydropower Plant Performance.
  • Capacity Building and Technology Transfer for Sustainable Hydropower Development and Use
  • Hydropower Projects Financing
  • Refurbishment and Commissioning of New Hydropower Plants
  • Feasibility Studies for New Hydropower Plants
  • Erection and Commissioning of New Hydropower Units
  • Environmental Management
  • Strategic Planning and Hydropower Development

  • Please note that the Virtual Symposium has been planned to take place between 09:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. on each of the two days, and due to the limited time, the AHS Secretariat will reserve the right to limit the papers to be presented under each thematic topic in order to suit the time available. Most relevant papers to the Symposium Theme and Topics will be given priority. However, all received papers will be bound into a 30th AHS Compendium, which will be shared with all delegates after the Symposium.

    Below this invitation is a link to the Delegate Registration Form which can be filled in online or downloaded and sent back to us after completion by Tuesday 06th October, 2020. The final papers will be required by Monday 05th October, 2020.

    To participate in the “Virtual Symposium”
    Apply online by visiting AHS_Application or download the Delegate Registration Form and fill in the required fields, the completed forms can be submitted to the AHS Secretariat using the following email address

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    (AHS 2019 in Pictures - 8th- 10th October 2019 Sunbird Mount Soche Hotel, Blantyre, Malawi )