The trade fair and congress HYDRO, organised by the professional magazine Hydropower & Dams, is an established event which every year gathers the European hydropower sector. HYDRO 2013 was held in Innsbruck between 7 and 9 October and attracted 1400 delegates attending the various sessions that deal with hydropower. In the small hydropower session which focused on global aspects of SHP development, Bryan Leyland gave a keynote address on small hydro engineering practice. One of the speakers of this session was Martina Steinkusz from the European Small Hydropower Association who spoke about the RESTOR Hydro project. She highlighted the unexploited small and micro hydro potential of Europe, and how this project promotes in particular the concept of restoring disused water wheels and mill sites.
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