Reflecting the spirit of diversity and dialogue of the Congress, this first session will set the scene for the discussions that will follow. Thought-leaders from government, international finance, academia and industry bring their perspectives to the challenges and opportunities for hydropower.
Chair: Dr Refaat Abdel Malek, President, International Hydropower Association (IHA)
Mr Yan Zhiyong, Vice Chairman of the Board PowerChina
Prof Arthur E Mynett, Department Head, Water Science and Engineering UNESCO-IHE
Mr Jean-Michel Devernay, Chief Technical Specialist Hydropower, World Bank
Tan Sri Datuk Amar Haji Mohamad Morshidi bin Abdul Ghani, State Secretary, Sarawak, Malaysia
Mr Torstein Sjotveit, Chief Executive Officer, Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB)