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Anton Schleiss (ICOLD) Highlights Hydropower’s Role in Energy Transition at 12th East Asian Dam Conference

Anton Schleiss, a key member of the ETIP HYDROPOWER Coordination team, was invited to deliver a one-hour keynote lecture at the 12th East Asian Dam Conference (EADC). This event was part of the International Symposium on Sustainable Development and Management of Dams and Reservoirs for Future Generations, held on June 3rd, 2024, in Nagoya, Japan. More information about the event can be found here.

In his keynote address, titled "The Sustainable Use and Extension of Hydropower Reservoirs is Vital to Ensure the Energy Transition," Schleiss emphasized the critical role that hydropower reservoirs play in Europe. In the second part of his lecture, he highlighted how these reservoirs and dams are essential in mitigating the ongoing energy crisis and how they act as catalysts and enablers for the European Green Deal.

Schleiss presented the outcomes of HYDROPOWER EUROPE, showcasing the project's contributions to advancing sustainable hydropower solutions. Additionally, he discussed the ongoing activities of ETIP HYDROPOWER, underscoring the initiative's efforts to promote innovation and collaboration within the hydropower sector. His presentation underscored the necessity of sustainable hydropower development to support the energy transition and ensure a resilient and environmentally friendly energy future for Europe and beyond.


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