The prestigious 2019 IHA Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower was jointly awarded to three leading members of the hydropower community, at an awards ceremony at the World Hydropower Congress in Paris on 15 May.
The award went to: Karin Seelos, Stakraft Vice President (Power Generation and International Affairs); Refaat Abdel Malek, Former President of IHA and Vice Chairman of MWH Global; and Yan Zhiyong, Chairman of Power Construction Corporation of China.
The 2019 IHA Young Researcher Award has been jointly awarded to two rising stars from universities in Switzerland and China, at an awards ceremony at the World Hydropower Congress in Paris.
Martina Botter, a PhD student at ETH Zurich in Switzerland, and Weijia Yang, a Research Associate Professor at Wuhan University, were recognised by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) for their research studies.
The 2019 IHA Blue Planet Prize, which recognises excellence in sustainable hydropower development, has been awarded to the Reventazón Hydropower Plant in Costa Rica.
Reventazón is the largest hydropower project in Central America with 305.5 megawatts of installed capacity. Since it came into operation in 2016, the project has led Costa Rica to achieve a target of generating 100 per cent of its electricity from renewable energy sources.
The 2019 World Hydropower Congress opened in Paris on Tuesday with delegates sharing perspectives on the role of hydropower in helping countries achieve national priorities and bringing social, economic and environmental benefits to communities.
In his speech at the opening plenary, IHA President Ken Adams welcomed the 750 participants and partners from more than 70 countries that are taking part in this year’s event, which is organised by the International Hydropower Association (IHA).
Climate and sustainable development top the agenda as high-level speakers are announced
8 May 2019
The 2019 World Hydropower Congress opens in Paris next week, drawing more than 700 delegates from over 70 countries to the French capital.
Benoît Revaz, Director at the Swiss Federal Office of Energy, talks about hydropower's role in Switzerland since it became the base for the country’s electrification at the start of the 20th century.
Tasmania is increasing interconnection, developing new pumped hydro and repurposing existing hydropower assets in a bid to become Australia's water battery, says Tammy Chu, Managing Director of Entura.
12 April 2019
The International Hydropower Association has begun the search to identify its next Chief Executive Officer.
4 April 2019
The International Hydropower Association’s Activity and Strategy Report for 2018-2019 is now available online.
The publication provides an overview of IHA’s mission and activities to advance sustainable hydropower, sharing highlights from its knowledge building and sustainability programmes over the past year.