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Webinar: a crisis communications case study for the hydropower sector

During times of emergency, the public and the authorities rely on being provided with timely, accurate and relevant information to make the necessary decisions and take action.

This webinar will explore how Hydro-Québec, the largest electricity generator and distributor in Canada, has put in place the tools required to communicate efficiently with the public during emergency situations. 

The webinar will take place at 13:00 GMT on Tuesday 22 March 2016.


Date: Tue, 03/22/2016 - 13:00 to 13:45
Type: Webinar

2016 Key Trends in Hydropower

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2016 Key Trends in Hydropower

The International Hydropower Association gathers statistics and monitors deployment and use throughout the year. 2016 Key Trends in Hydropower reveals that 33 GW of new hydropower capacity was added around the world in 2015 (including 2.5 GW of pumped storage), and highlights key recent trends in the sector.

The briefing includes graphical information on:

Hydropower issues survey webinar: watch the recording

In December 2015, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) carried out an annual issues survey for the first time. This new, annual initiative aims to take the pulse of the hydropower sector at large, monitor key issues facing the sector and identify where new development is happening around the world.

In February 2016, we hosted an exclusive webinar for survey respondents, presenting the main findings from the survey to provide insights on the key trends in global hydropower development. We took a closer look at the following questions, and more:

Climate resilience: workshop summary and survey results

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Climate resilience workshop summary

In November 2015, the International Hydropower Association and World Bank Group collaborated to host a workshop on the resilience of hydropower to climate change.

The workshop brought together participants representing the hydropower sector, as well as multilateral organisations such as the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD).


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