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The congress

On 19–21 May 2015, the International Hydropower Association will host the world’s most important gathering of hydropower decision-makers and professionals in Beijing, China.

The 5th World Hydropower Congress will bring together top players and organisations involved in hydropower operation and development around the world, to discuss and debate strategy for the sector over the next 35 years. 

As global capacity for hydroelectricity has passed the milestone of 1,000 GW, the congress will focus on how hydropower can continue to address the challenges of climate change, energy and water security when developed sustainably. The World Hydropower Congress, organised by IHA, is not only informative: it is designed to challenge current thinking and set a pathway for decision-makers.

Lively debates with business and policy leaders will complement experience-sharing sessions with experts. In addition, participants will have the unique opportunity to visit some of China’s great cultural and technical achievements, including the Great Wall, the Forbidden Palace, and the world’s largest hydropower complex at the Three Gorges Dam.

1,000 leaders and international specialists

The three-day congress will bring together 1,000 leaders and specialists from the hydropower sector and the wider world of politics, finance, environment and technology to share visions for the future of hydropower.

Participants will examine great cases of success today and how they translate into durable solutions for the future. The congress will be an occasion to discuss previsions that hydropower capacity could double by the middle of the century, and the technical, economical and social assumptions that support these forecasts.

Register your interest today and join the discussion at the World Hydropower Congress.