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.
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).