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The 2nd International Conference on

Sustainability in Hydropower 2023
–Ecological mitigation, best practises and governance

Trondheim, Norway, 13‐15 June 2023

Thanks to all attendees and contributors!

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image of Vøringsfossen waterfall with SUSHP 2023 logo
Tourist attraction flow during summer in the regulate Vøringsfossen, W-Norway photo: S. M. Tunli

Welcome to the 2nd International Conference on Sustainability in Hydropower

Please mark in your calendar this follow-up conference about "Sustainable Hydropower – ecological mitigation, best practise and governance", to attend exciting days in Mid-Norway in June 2023. We will discuss how to improve the environmental sustainability of the hydropower sector in the perspective of the EU Water Framework Directive, taxonomy of sustainable finance and the UN Sustainability goals, while enjoying the northern evenings.

This conference is a follow up of a previous sustainable hydropower conference arranged in Northern Sweden in June 2019, hosted by Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SWAM) and the County Governour of Norbotten.

View proceedings from SUSHP 2023

SUSHP 2023 proceedings The proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Sustainability in Hydropower (SUSHP 2023) is available for download. It contains an introduction by J. H. Halleraker and T. H. Bakken and the abstracts from the conference The document is indexed by session and by author.

ISBN: 978-82-8289-203-2

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Videos from SUSHP 2023

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Videos from SUSHP 2023 are published on our YouTube channel.

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Conference aims

Among the main aims of this conference:

  • Discuss and promote best practise cases of ecological designed hydropower
  • Identify sustainability challenges and good governance
  • Networking regarding hydropower and the nature crisis

Deadline for abstracts!

Submission is closed.


The symposium will focus around three main topics:

  • Essentials for planning successful improvement of environmental values while securing the benefits of hydropower production.
  • Emerging best practise within ecological mitigation measures and best available technologies.
  • Governance with regard to sustainability, resilience, biodiversity and climate change, both in Europe and developing countries.

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Plenary speakers

Field trips

We also offer field trips around Trondheim as well as a visit to hydraulic lab facilities at NTNU. We will experience the northern nature and see how we can restore rivers making use of innovations.

Read about the excursions here

Who is it for?

We welcome a broad audience from different countries, national and regional water authorites, policy officers, research scientist as well as representatives from the hydropower sector and other stakeholders.

Organizers RSB


FME HydroCen
NTNU Team Hydropower
Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management
Norwegian Environmental Agency

In collaboration with:

Sira Kvina Kraftselskap

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