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RenExpo Interhydro

For the eighth time the European hydropower trade fair and conference, RENEXPO® INTERHYDRO, takes place on November 24–25, 2016 in Salzburg. 125 exhibitors, 2.000 visitors, 80 speakers, 3 conferences, seminars and  excursion, part of them in English and Italian, will gather for this event.


Date: Thu, 11/24/2016 to Fri, 11/25/2016
Location: Salzburg, Austria
Type: Sector event


The 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UNFCCC is scheduled to take place from 7-18 November 2016.

During COP 22, parties will, inter alia, begin preparations for entry into force of the Paris Agreement.  

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Date: Mon, 11/07/2016 to Fri, 11/18/2016
Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Type: World event

2017 World Hydropower Congress: Programme Preview

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2017 World Hydropower Congress programme overview

In 2017, IHA will convene the World Hydropower Congress for the first time in Africa.

Organised with the support of the African Union Commission and the UN Economic Commission for Africa, this high-level event is intended to chart the course for hydropower development and operation over the next ten years, with the aim to ensure reliable and resilient water and energy systems.

This brochure previews the programme for the congress, highlighting the topics that will be under discussion.

Hydropower development

Senior Hydropower Sector Analyst

Cristina joined IHA's knowledge building team in August 2017. Her work focuses on building and sharing knowledge on sustainable hydropower development, working on topics such as hydropower benefits and river basin development.

Cristina holds a master’s degree in civil engineering and a master of advanced studies in sustainable water resources from ETH Zurich. Prior to joining IHA, Cristina worked in a consulting firm as an international tender coordinator, working with over 30 different countries, international financial institutions, the private and public sector and NGOs. She has four years of work experience focused on water resources and project management. 

IHA expands knowledge networks initiative

23 August 2016

The International Hydropower Association is expanding its knowledge networks initiative to include eight topics identified as the most challenging for the sector.

The knowledge networks bring together professionals throughout IHA’s worldwide membership to share ideas and experiences, discuss new developments and collaborate on a range of key hydropower topics.

Knowledge networks will now operate across the following topics:

Trends and innovation in hydropower finance: watch the webinar recording

It has long been accepted that every hydropower project is unique, and that bespoke design solutions are required for each project. It has also been recognised more recently that the market and concession arrangements for each project require tailored financing solutions.

With the plethora of financial instruments and funding sources now available, including new products such a green bonds, there is great scope for innovation, and bespoke solutions can be developed to suit the needs of individual developers.


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