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It gives us great pleasure on behalf of Africa Hydro Symposium (AHS) Secretariat based at Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre in Zambia to announce that the Electricity Generation Company (Malawi) Limited (EGENCO) will be hosting the 29th African Hydro Symposium.

The Symposium shall be held in the Malawi’s southern region city of Blantyre from 08th October 2019 to 10th October 2019 under the theme Quality Power For Sustainable Development In Africa. This invitation has been extended to you, members of your organization and others who might be interested in the conference. Your advice of delegates who will attend the 29th 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 on the following topics:

1. Hydro Plant Operations, Performance Indicators and Operating Systems

2. Hydropower Plant Maintenance Practices, Upgrades, Refurbishments and Fitting

3. Strategic Planning and Development of Hydropower Plants

4. Environmental Management

5. Erection and Commissioning of New Units

6. Feasibility Studies for New Plants

7. Management of Plant Performance

8. Hydro Projects Financing

9. Capacity Building

10. Career Development Exchange Programmes

11. Public Utility Reforms

In additional to presentations, there shall be a Key Note Address after the opening on the first day to set the tone for the symposium. Those who may wish to deliver a keynote should send a 100-150 synopsis in relation to the symposium theme. All synopses should be received at the email address indicated below by 30th June, 2019.

Accompanying this invitation is a Delegate Registration Form. You are kindly requested to fill in the form and send it to given address by 30th June 2019. The final papers will be required by 30th August 2019.

We look forward to welcoming you in Malawi.

For and on Behalf of

29th African Hydro Symposium – Organizing Committee


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