Program

Full program will be launched in August. Make sure to subscribe to our mailing list to receive program updates and special announcements!

Please note all times are presented in Eastern Daylight Time (EDT), and all sessions are presented in English.
The program is subject to change at WaterPower Canada’s discretion. 

Wednesday, October 6


11:00 – 11:15

Conference Welcome and Opening Keynote Addresses


11:15 – 12:15

Chief Executive Officers in Conversation

Building Toward the Central Role of Hydropower in Increased Global Climate Ambition


12:15 – 12:45

Networking Break


12:45 – 1:30

Afternoon Plenary Session

Federal Action Toward Achieving a Net Zero Emissions Electricity Supply


1:30 – 1:45

Networking Break


1:45 – 2:30

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

A. Adding Generation Capacity during Refurbishment
B. Implementing the U.N. Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act
C. Optimising the Role of Transmission for Regional Collaboration


2:30 – 2:45

Networking Break


2:45 – 3:30

Afternoon Plenary Session

Building Toward Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in our Workforce


3:30 – 4:00

Awards Presentations

  • Presentation of Woman of Waterpower Award
  • Presentation of Emerging Leader in Renewable Energy Award

Thursday, October 7


11:00 – 11:15

Conference Welcome, and Opening Remarks


11:15 – 12:00

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

A. Moving Away from Diesel in Remote Communities
B. Implementing the Fisheries Act for Routine and Minor Works
C. Innovation to Maximize the Life of Existing Hydropower Generation Stations


12:00 – 12:30

Networking Break


12:30 – 1:15

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

A. Producing Hydrogen with Hydropowered Electrolysers
B. Stewardship of Protected Species at Hydropower Facilities
C. Valuing Existing Hydropower in the Ontario and Alberta Markets


1:15 – 1:30

Networking Break


1:30 – 2:15

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

A. Overcoming the Challenges of the Electrification of Transport
B. Social and Biophysical Results from Monitoring Programs
C. Modelling Hydropower Flexibility and Long-Duration Energy Storage


2:15 – 2:30

Networking Break


2:30 – 3:15

Closing Plenary Session

Applying the Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Pandemic to Continued Future Reliable Operations


3:15 – 3:30

Closing Remarks, and Closing Keynote Address


Friday, October 8


11:00 – 1:00

Continuous Education Workshop


2:00 – 4:00

Continuous Education Workshop


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