2017 Waterpower Week in Washington
Event At A Glance
  NHA Annual Conference Sessions IMREC Sessions METS Sessions
  Sunday, April 30, 2017
12:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m. NHA Board of Directors’ Lunch and Meeting
5:30 p.m. NHA President’s Reception for Board of Directors, Committee, and Council Leadership
  Monday, May 1, 2017
8:00 a.m.-9:00 a.m. NHA Committee Meetings
9:15 a.m.-10:15 a.m. NHA Committee Meetings
10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. NHA Member Meeting: It's Your Association! How Your Association is Working for You
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.  
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Session 1: Monday Afternoon Plenary Session: Advancing a New Vision for Waterpower - Presidential Ballroom
2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Coffee Break  
2:15 p.m. METS Session 2E:
Economics and Certification
2:30 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Session 2A: 2017 Legislative Outlook: New Congress – New Opportunity
Session 2B: 50 GW by 2050: The Vision – Hydropower’s Resurgence
Session 2C: Hydropower: Meeting at the Intersection of the Energy-Water Nexus
IMREC Session 2D: It’s Happening! The Big Picture of the Marine Energy Market on the Move
3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m. Coffee Break
4:15 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Session 3A: NHA’s Relicensing Summit – Results and Next Steps
Session 3B: 50 GW by 2050: Valuing Hydropower – Moving the Needle
Session 3C: Pumped Storage as an Energy Storage Solution – Getting the Message Out
IMREC Session 3D: Making Marine Energy Great – What’s in Store for the Future?
METS Session 3E:
Poster Session and Happy Hour
5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Opening Reception, Presidential Ballroom
7:00 p.m. Young Professionals in Hydro - Vapianos Restaurant - 1800 M St NW
Tuesday, May 2, 2017
7:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m. Women in Waterpower Continental Breakfast – ticketed event
8:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m. Morning Coffee
9:00 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Session 4: Tuesday Morning Plenary Session: Presidential Ballroom
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Coffee Break  
10:45 a.m. METS Session 5E:
Energy from Waves
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Session 5A: The Value of Dams in Response to a Changing Climate
Session 5B: 50 GW by 2050: Achieving the Vision – Getting the Regulatory Policies Right!
Session 5C: Cybersecurity

IMREC Session 5D: Transformative Technology Innovation: Celebrating Progress, Continuing the Discussion
12:15 p.m. Break to move from the sessions to the luncheon
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. Session 6: President’s Luncheon, Presidential Ballroom
2:00 p.m. Break to move from the luncheon to the sessions
2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Session 7A: Workforce Retention: Strategies for Investing in Today's Employees for Tomorrow's Success
Session 7B: 50 GW by 2050: Exploring New Hydro Tech to Enable Growth

Session 7C: Tribal Interests and Hydropower: Partnerships for Success
IMREC Session 7D: Learning from Colleagues – Inside the Heads of the Wave Energy Prize Finalists
METS Session 7E:
Energy from Currents
3:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m. Coffee Break
4:00 p.m.-5:15 p.m. Session 8A: Re-thinking Mitigation: New Policies and New Questions
Session 8B: 50 GW by 2050: Communicating the Vision – How to Make the It Work for You
Session 8C: Getting to Know You… Your Business Model That Is!
METS Session 8E: (4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.)
METS Poster Session and Happy Hour
5:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Networking Reception (includes NHA Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship Fund Silent Auction)
5:30 p.m.-6:45 p.m. Networking Reception (includes NHA Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship Fund Silent Auction)
7:05 p.m. Washington Nationals baseball game – ticketed event
7:30 p.m. Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Dinner at Fogo De Chao, 1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, D.C. – ticketed event
  Wednesday, May 3, 2017
7:15 a.m.   Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Annual Spring Meeting - open to all attendees
7:30 a.m. Morning Coffee Morning Coffee
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. NHA Committeee Meeting NHA Committeee Meeting
9:00 a.m.-10:15 a.m. 9A: It’s baaaack! FERC Jeopardy
9B: New Policy for New Development at Existing Infrastructure – What’s Happening?
IMREC Session 9D: In Pursuit of Revenue Generation … Exploring Non-Grid and Non-Electric Markets in the Marine Energy Sector
METS Session 9E:
Marine Energy Systems
10:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Coffee Break
10:30 a.m.-11:45 a.m. 10A: Legal Hot Topics
10B: Looking through Your ‘Transition’ Lenses: Ensuring Successful New License Compliance
Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Annual Spring Meeting - open to all attendees
IMREC Session 10D: Around the World in 75 Minutes: What You Need to Know about Doing Business in Specific Geographic Markets
METS Session 10E:
Environmental Research
12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Session 11: Conference Capstone, Congressional