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Event International Conference and Exhibition: Water Storage and Hydropower Development for Africa

Aqua~Media International, in partnership with the International Commission on Large Dams, and with the strong support of the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco, is pleased to invite world water and hydropower specialists to AFRICA 2015 in Marrakesh.

This follows the successful first conference in this series, AFRICA 2013 in Addis Ababa, when practical aspects of advancing hydropower and water resources development in Africa were discussed by more than 600 participants from 67 countries. H.E. Dr Elham M.A. Ibrahim, Commissioner for Energy and Infrastructure of the African Union,  H.E. Alemayehu Tegenu, Ethiopia’s Minister of Water and Energy, and H.E. Mamounata Belem Ouedraogo, Minister of Water Resources and Hydraulic Infrastructure of Burkina Faso, all presided at the event, which was co-hosted by Aqua-Media, ICOLD and the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation. 

As well as ministerial delegations, the conference brought together utility CEOs, officers of UNECA, leading experts from the IFIs, Presidents, Vice-Presidents and Secretaries of the water- and energy-related professional associations, eminent engineering consultants, researchers, leading contractors and equipment suppliers. The conference made a practical contribution to the Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa. Outcomes, including a Final Declaration, were widely disseminated globally.

Building on the success of AFRICA 2013, and working closely with ICOLD as well as an International Steering Committee, Aqua~Media is putting together a programme to focus on issues of special relevance to the whole African region. Experts from all parts of the world will bring their knowledge and experience to the sessions, panel discussions and inter-active workshops.

Contact information Mrs Margaret Bourke, Conference Project Manager, Aqua~Media International, PO Box 285, Wallington, Surrey SM6 6AN, UK. (email:
Phone: +44 20 8773 7244 Fax: + 44 20 8773 7255
Event type Conference
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Source The International Journal on Hydropower and Dams
Geographical coverage Morocco
Address at the Palais des Congrès de la Palmeraie, Marrakesh
Organizer The International Journal on Hydropower and Dams, in partnership with: International Commission on Large Dams
Target audience International
Period [10/03/2015 - 12/03/2015]
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH