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Will Henley 2017

Head of Communications

Will Henley joined IHA as Head of Communications in September 2017. He has extensive experience as a communications strategist working in international development, corporate sustainability, government, energy, finance and infrastructure sectors.

He joined from the Commonwealth Secretariat, an intergovernmental agency of 52 member states. He previously worked as a journalist and as a contributor to The Guardian's Sustainable Business section. In his early career, he worked for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Kosovo and Macedonia, and as a ministerial aide in the Home Office, in the UK Government.

Will holds a first-class degree in international relations and a post-graduate diploma in journalism. He is also a keen kayaker and river user.

Publication: Quenching the Thirst: Sustainable Water Supply and Climate Change

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Quenching the Thirst book cover

Annandale, G. 2013. Quenching the Thirst: Sustainable Water Supply and Climate Change. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. ISBN: 1480265152, 9781480265158

Mathis Rogner September 2017
Hydropower development

Senior Hydropower Sector Analyst

Mathis joined the hydropower development work programme in 2014. His work focuses on building and sharing knowledge on global hydropower development, including identifying trends in investments, policies, activities and market dynamics. 

Mathis holds a master’s degree in environmental technology from Imperial College London and a bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montreal. He has four years of experience working at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), where he concentrated on climate change and energy systems research. He has contributed to major climate and energy reports such as the IPCC 5th Assessment report, the Global Energy Assessment and the Austrian Panel on Climate Change Assessment report.

Richard Taylor September 2017
Chief executive

Executive Adviser

Richard Taylor has been involved in the water and energy sectors since 1985, and his work has involved assignments in more than 50 countries worldwide. In addition to water and energy, his interests include climate change and sustainability. 

He has been engaged in United Nations initiatives on water (WWDR and UNEP), energy (UNIDO and UNDESA) and climate change (UNESCO and IPCC). 

He has also participated in the work of other international organisations, such as the World Bank Group, International Renewable Energy Alliance, REN21, International Renewable Energy Agency, International Energy Agency, World Energy Council, World Water Council, Global Environment Facility, Climate Investment Funds and the Climate Bonds Initiative.

After graduating in 1985 from the University of London in Earth Science/Water Resources, he undertook postgraduate training in hydropower engineering, renewable energy systems and sustainable development. He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute in the United Kingdom, and an alumnus of the University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership.

He has written and edited numerous technical papers and periodicals on hydropower, climate change, and energy systems. 

In 2001, Richard Taylor was appointed executive director of the International Hydropower Association (IHA) which has organisational members active in more than 100 countries. Since 2015, he has also been serving as chief executive officer of the IHA group of not-for-profit companies, which carry out the work of the association.

International workshop: Application of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol - experiences and benefits

The World Bank, the Ministry of the Environment (MINAE), the National Institute of Electricity (ICE) of Costa Rica and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) are pleased to announce the Regional Workshop: Application of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (the Protocol): Experiences and Benefits.


Date: Wed, 09/27/2017 to Fri, 09/29/2017
Location: San José, Costa Rica
Type: IHA event

Hydropower Investor Roundtable

Event description

Supported by the Government of the Republic of Srpska, the 2nd RESENVA - Hydropower Investor Roundtable 2017 takes place on 2 November 2017. The Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining will present 18 available projects with installed power of between 13 MW and 160MW.

The Government of the Republic of Srpska's strategy envisages three different financing models:


Date: Thu, 11/02/2017
Location: Bosnia and Herzegovina
Type: Sector event


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