Scaling up climate action through integrated water and energy solutions: Delivering on the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda
This year’s United Nations High-Level Political Forum, convened under the theme of “Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality,” undertakes the first global review of SDG13 on climate action, along with SDGs 4, 8, 10, 16 and 17.
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Almost 100 per cent of Uruguay’s electricity is generated from hydropower and other renewable resources. Hydropower’s role is not just historic, writes Honourable Minister of Industry, Energy and Mining Dr Guillermo Moncecchi, it will continue to provide a platform to develop non-conventional renewables and achieve sustainable development.
The Government of Uganda is committed to the sustainable development of its hydropower resources. Like many countries in Africa however, Uganda faces challenges in raising investment capital and enhancing local technical and management capacity, writes Honourable Minister of Energy and Mineral Development Irene Nafuna Muloni.
Nepal’s government is seeking to attract investment in the country’s vast hydropower resources, while exploring regional energy interconnections, as a way of reducing reliance on fossil fuels, increasing off-grid access, and reaching middle-income status, writes H.E. Barsha Man Pun, Minister of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation.
The Indonesian government’s strategy for hydropower development aims at boosting industrial growth, reducing carbon emissions and achieving energy independence, writes Honourable Bambang P. Soemantri Brodjonegoro, Minister of National Development Planning.
The Canadian government will work with international partners to promote opportunities for hydropower, eliminate barriers for renewable energy, and share best practices and benefits around the world, writes the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources.
The Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program is now accepting new applications for 2019-2020.
The initiative aims to help women in the hydropower industry to connect, generate new friendships, and share experiences in a supportive environment.
29 May 2019
Twenty-one candidates are standing for election to the International Hydropower Association's Board for the 2019-2021 period.
The successful candidates will shape and direct IHA's work for the next two years, commencing in September 2019. A total of 18 places are available in the election.
17 May 2019
Commitments underpin the renewable energy transition, manage climate risks and champion good practice
The seventh World Hydropower Congress concluded in Paris this week with 750 delegates from 70 countries participating. Partner organisations announced a range of initiatives to ensure hydropower projects and assets can bring maximum benefits when delivered sustainably.
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, Statkraft 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.