Clean Currents 2022

Networking Opportunities

Don’t Miss These Great Opportunities to Connect with Your Peers

2nd Annual Bike Outing at Clean Currents
This event is open to all Clean Current attendees. RSVP for the bike ride here.



You’re invited to join others from the waterpower industry on a bike ride near Sacramento just before Clean Currents 2022 gets under way. It is a great way to get to know your peers, and to deepen existing friendships.



The ride will be on Sunday, October 16. Riders of all distance-appetites are welcome; that is especially true this year because it turns out it is very difficult to find a road bike to rent in or near Sacramento, and so it is likely that most of those renting will be on hybrid bikes. Riding will be on paved trails along The American River and/or adjacent to Folsom Reservoir (which means you can count on relatively flat terrain). Exact route (or routes) will be chosen based on how far the riders participating want to go.

Here are the details:



Meet at Practical Cycle, 905 Leidesdorff St, Folsom CA 95630 at 11:00 AM PT
Start riding at 11:30 (Please arrive before that to get ready, including getting settled on your rental if you are not bringing a bike.)
Litostroj US will provide shuttle service between downtown Sacramento and the Folsom bike shop.




Bike Rental Reservations:



Practical Cycle

Reserve online or call 916-706-0077

Store hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (every day)

They do not have road bikes.



If you really want a road bike instead of a hybrid, please check:
Ken’s Bike-Ski-Board

650 G St, Davis, CA 95616

530-758-3223

Store hours: Saturday 10:00-6:00; Sunday noon-5:00




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Monday, October 17th, 2022

Hydropower Foundation Golf Outing
2nd Annual Foundation Golf Outing at Clean​ Currents This ticketed event ($175) is open to all Clean Current attendees.Click here to learn more about the Golf Tournament A shuttle to this event will leave from the J Street Entrance of the Safe Credit Union Convention Center.networking opportunities,

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

PM Coffee Break
Clean Currents will host a coffee break for ALL attendees. Come grab a refreshment and network in between workshop sessions.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

NHA Future Leaders of Waterpower (FLOW) Happy Hour
Networking social event for NHA Future Leaders of Waterpower (FLOW) and Young Professionals. Join us for appetizers and drinks and get to know your colleagues across the industry at Flatstick Pub.

This ticketed event ($15) is open to all Clean Currents attendees who are new to the industry and/or Young Professionals. To add this off-site event to your registration, email us at registration@hydro.org.

Click here to learn more about FLOW.

Tuesday, October 18th, 2022

NHA Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) Dinner
Each year at Clean Currents, the NHA Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) hosts a networking dinner for anyone interested in operational excellence, dam safety, and/or project O&M.

The NHA Hydraulic Power Committee (HPC) is a member benefit that provides ongoing opportunities and collaborative tools for the hydropower industry for benchmarking and exchange of critical information related to the technical and environmental aspects of operating hydroelectric projects.

This ticketed event ($150; $100 for NHA members) is open to all Clean Current attendees.
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Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Morning Coffee
Come network! Grab a cup of before the Plenary Session and catch up with your colleagues.

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Networking Lunch
Clean Currents will host a “come and go” buffet lunch for ALL attendees on both Wednesday, October 19 (from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM), and Thursday, October 20 (from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM) right in CC Central.
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Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Future Leaders of Waterpower (FLOW) Meet & Greet with NHA Staff, Board of Directors, and Industry Leaders

Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

PM Coffee / Dessert Break
Clean Currents will host a coffee and specialty dessert break for ALL attendees on both Wednesday, October 19 (from 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM), and Thursday, October 20 from (2:30 PM to 3:00 PM) right in CC Central.
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Wednesday, October 19th, 2022

Official Networking Social: Celebrate Waterpower!
This event will be held at the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity (MOSAC).Wrap-up your first full day at Clean Currents at the Official Networking Social – Celebrate Waterpower! All Clean Currents attendees are invited to join this reception to network with colleagues. MOSAC piques curiosity and sparks imagination with hands-on interactive exhibits that explore the wonders of science, technology, engineering, arts and math. Exhibits address global and local issues on topics relating to energy, health, water, nature, space and design engineering.

A complimentary ticket is already included with a full conference or a Wednesday-only registration. Additional tickets for guests are available for $75.
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Thursday, October 20th, 2022

‘Top 3’ Women in Waterpower Breakfast: Best Career Advice to Biggest Challenges
Network with others interested in supporting and advocating for women in waterpower over a hot breakfast!

Speakers from across the industry in all stages of their careers will discuss their “Top 3” — from best career advice, to biggest challenges they’ve faced, to what young professionals look for in an office environment.

All are welcome to participate in this breakfast session, regardless of gender.


This ticketed event ($45; $30 for NHA members) is open to all Clean Current attendees.
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Thursday, October 20th, 2022

Morning Coffee
Come network! Grab a cup of before the Plenary Session and catch up with your colleagues.

Thursday, October 20th, 2022

Networking Lunch
Clean Currents will host a “come and go” buffet lunch for ALL attendees on both Wednesday, October 19 (from 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM), and Thursday, October 20 (from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM) right in CC Central.
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Thursday, October 20th, 2022

PM Coffee / Dessert Break
Clean Currents will host a coffee and specialty dessert break for ALL attendees on both Wednesday, October 19 (from 2:15 PM to 3:00 PM), and Thursday, October 20 from (2:30 PM to 3:00 PM) right in CC Central.

Thursday, October 20th, 2022

Power Party in CC Central: Power Up. Plug In!
Get energized about waterpower! Come together as a community in CC Central for the grand finale of Clean Currents 2022. Enjoy food, drink, excitement, and spend a bit of time with colleagues before we all go our separate ways.

A complimentary ticket is already included with a full conference or a Thursday-only registration.
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How to Sign Up for Ticketed Events

Purchase tickets for any of the ticketed events during the registration process. If you are already registered and want to add one or more ticketed events to your registration, please use this link to log in to your existing registration.

  • You will need to log in using the email address associated with your registration and your Registrant ID or Confirmation Code (both can be found within your confirmation email, but if you cannot find either please email registration@hydro.org)
  • Once logged in you can edit/update your registration, add items to your registration and submit payment via credit card.

Networking Tip #1

  • It’s always beneficial to arrive early and stay late during Clean Currents 2022. 
  • Being present in the “off hours” allows you to arrange meetings and have conversations with influential people in the field. 
  • You can review the agenda ahead of time to plan your days. 
  • You may also want to rethink how you use your breaks. Many people spend the time in between presentations checking in with their office, but this is one of the best times to make connections. 
  • Don’t dismiss the social activities—networking receptions and happy hours — as some of the best networking takes place at these events. 
  • You may also want to consider having dinner with fellow waterpower professionals to network.

Networking Tip #2

As you meet colleagues, presenters, and future collaborators during Clean Currents 2022, be prepared with a 30-second elevator pitch: share who you are, what you do, and why you are attending. 

Be sure to tailor your pitch to the people you are meeting – and even consider preparing multiple elevator pitches for different audiences. 

And of course, don’t forget to bring plenty of business cards!