Webinar series

The FutureDAMS webinars are an open academic seminar series for everyone interested in the design and assessment of water-energy-food-environment (WEFE) systems. Our research consortium, along with invited guest speakers, will be presenting our research on themes including:

  • Water resources / power system simulation and optimisation
  • The social impacts of dams
  • Political science and governance
  • Climate, ecology and hydrological science
  • Economic analyses of dams, including food, agriculutre and livelihoods
  • Financing dams

To register for a webinar, click the register button by each title.

Presentations will usually follow a standard academic 30-minute format + 15 minutes for questions and moderated discussion. The webinars will take place every two weeks on Zoom and recordings of the webinars will be made available afterwards.

Complete the sign-up form to receive information about upcoming presentations and news from FutureDAMS. If you would like to present a FutureDAMS webinar, please contact Rose Sumner.

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Upcoming webinars

We’re pleased to announce the first in our second programme of webinars, which will run bi-weekly, Tuesdays 3-4pm (BST) beginning on 22nd September. Further details of upcoming webinars will be published soon.

Financing national scale energy projects in developing countries – An economy-wide evaluation of Ghana’s Bui Dam
Alvaro Calzadilla, University College London
Tuesday 22nd September 2020. 15:00-16:00. REGISTER

By considering the case of the Bui Dam in Ghana, we use a macroeconomic approach to determine how the economic performance of critical energy infrastructure manifests during the construction, financing and operation phases. The analysis uses an integrated modeling framework that combines a Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model of Ghana with a water balance model of the Lower Volta River Basin. More…

20th October – Hayley Fowler (Professor of Climate Change Impacts)

3rd November – Julien Harou (Chair in Water Engineering)

17th November – Lila Buckley & Professor Wang Hua – Hydropower in LDCs with Chinese characteristcs

Past webinars