Hydro4U – Sustainable small-scale hydropower in Central Asia


June 30, 2021    
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm


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Hydro4U – “Hydropower For You: Sustainable small-scale hydropower in Central Asia” is a Horizon 2020 project funded by the European Commission that aims to demonstrate at two demo plants eco-friendly hydropower solutions targeting unexploited small-scale hydropower potential in Central Asia. These solutions will be fit-for-purpose based on innovation and modularization, meaning a radically simplified structural concept, while including a sustainable and transboundary Water-Food-Energy-Climate Nexus.

We would like to invite you to the public Hydro4U kick-off meeting.

The event will take in an online format on Wednesday, 30 June 2021, at 12:00 – 14:00 (CEST).

Representatives of the European Union and of the Central Asian countries will open the conference with introductory statements on the existing collaboration framework between the EU and Central Asia, which will be followed by a presentation of the Hydro4U project objectives and its planned activities. In a round-table dedicated to “Hydropower in Central Asia”, invited stakeholders will discuss the opportunities and challenges for future engagements.

Please find enclosed the agenda of the event and a project fiche, which provides an overview of the Hydro4U project.

Please register online to attend no later than 27 June 2021. On 28 June 2021, you will receive an email with the meeting login data.

Draft Agenda – Hydro4U project launch event
Date: Wednesday, 30 June 2021
Time:12:00-14:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

Item Presenter Duration (minutes)
Introduction and Welcome Statements Moderation: Hélène CHRAYE , Head of Unit – Clean Energy Transition, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation 45
Introduction 10
EU Delegations 10
Ministries (Central Asia) 20-25
25Project presentation Moderation: Patrik KOLAR, Head of Department – Green Research and Innovation, European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (CINEA) 30
Hydro4U overview presentation Prof. Dr. Peter RUTSCHMANN
Technical University Munich,
Project Coordinator
Q&A 10
Hydropower in Central Asia – Roundtable Moderation: Richard BURGER, Policy Officer – Science, Technology and Innovation cooperation with Russia and Central Asia, European Commission, Directorate-General for Research and Innovation 40-50
Presentation: Overview of EU water/energy projects in Central Asia Julia BANERES ROVIROSA
Roundtable discussion Peter RUTSCHMANN (Technical University of Munich TUM, Project Coordinator); Oyture ANARBEKOV (International Water Management Institute IWMI-Tashkent); Venera BAICHEKIROVA (Kyrgyz State Technical University KSTU); Beatrice WAGNER tbc (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna BOKU; Thomas SCHLEKER (DG RTD.D1); Julia BANERES ROVIROSA (DG INTPA); Bakyt AITUGANOV (EEAS-BISHKEK); Alexander ZENEBE (EEAS-TASHKENT); 30-40
Closing remarks Richard BURGER, DG RTD.F.1 5