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2017 World Hydropower Congress Report

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This report provides an overview of the discussions which took place at the 2017 World Hydropower Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and the African Union Commission.

Video: Assessing hydropower projects against good practices in sustainability

4 January 2018

Since its launch in 2011, the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol has become the leading international tool for measuring the sustainability of hydropower projects.

It is used to assess both new projects and existing facilities according to a range of social, environmental, technical and economic criteria, and has so far been applied in more than 25 countries.

To learn more, watch our short documentary:

Hydropower development

Hydropower Specialist

Focal point, Knowledge Building Team 

María joined the hydropower development work programme in January 2017. Her work focuses on building and sharing knowledge on sustainable hydropower development, working on several topics such as climate resilience and sediment management. 

María holds a master’s degree in civil engineering specialised in hydraulics and environment from Spain. She pursued her studies abroad with a master of advanced studies in sustainable water resources from ETH Zurich. María has experience as an analyst in the consulting firm Accenture, and as a research assistant in the Chair of Hydrology and Water Resources Management at ETH Zurich, where she conducted research on water resources management strategies, with focus on developing countries in Africa.   

IHA Activity and Strategy Report 2016–17

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Activity and Strategy Report 2016-17

Our Activity and Strategy Report 2016–17 highlights recent work and achievements, and outlines our plans for the future. 

The report includes:

8th World Water Forum

Event description

The World Water Forum is the world’s biggest water-related event and is organised by the World Water Council (WWC), an international organisation that brings together all those interested in the theme of water.


Date: Sun, 03/18/2018 to Fri, 03/23/2018
Location: Brasilia, Brazil
Type: Sector event

International Sustainable Energy Summit, Kuching

Event description

The International Sustainable Energy Summit (ISES) is a knowledge-based platform specifically focusing on renewable energy and energy demand management. It is jointly organized by the Ministry of Energy, Green Technology and Water (KeTTHA) and the Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA) Malaysia.

The inaugural summit was held in November 2012 and being a biennial event, 2018 will be the 4th summit. The summit spans over two days and has two components: the conference and mini exhibition.


Date: Tue, 04/10/2018 to Wed, 04/11/2018
Location: Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
Type: Sector event

Hydropower: the Caspian and Central Asia, Tbilisi

Event description

An international congress “Hydropower: The Caspian and Central Asia” takes place 14-15 February in Tbilisi, Georgia, and is a professional platform for high-level participants to discuss key topics to guide the course for hydropower construction and operation in the Caspian and Central Asia region.


Date: Wed, 02/14/2018 to Thu, 02/15/2018
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Type: Sector event


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