The User Forum Small Hydropower is the practical forum for operators, planners and manufacturers of small hydropower plants. Today, modern small hydropower plants are capable of generating renewable electricity in a decentralized, efficient and environmentally friendly manner. The ongoing debate shows that there is a need for ideas and strategies on how small hydropower can best establish itself in the economy and society with intelligent concepts for protecting the environment - and these are precisely what will be discussed at the forum.

We are pleased to have an active part in this year's program. Dr. Jürgen Schiffer will give an exciting insight into "Damage analysis and runner optimization using the example of a Francis turbine with severe cavitation damage".

Additionally, we are looking forward to the contribution of Prof. Helmut Benigni, from the Institute of Hydraulic Fluid Machinery HFM of the Graz University of Technology, "Cost-optimized model tests for small hydropower".

We look forward to an interesting exchange of knowledge at the 24th International User Forum on Small Hydropower Plants, October 7-8, 2021 in Brixen (Bressanone), Italy.

All detailed information on program and registration can be found HERE.