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Regional Development Report published: download your copy now

Earlier in 2013, we held a regional development workshop in Malaysia that brought together stakeholders from around the world to discuss key issues surrounding regional development. A report on the outcomes is now available for download

The workshop focused on how to manage trans-national river basins, how to encourage energy-intensive industries to locate close to hydro resources, and planning interconnections.

Regional development case studies

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Hydropower Regional Development Report

Earlier in 2013, we held a regional development workshop in Malaysia that brought together stakeholders from around the world to discuss key issues surrounding regional development. A report on the outcomes is now available for download. 

The workshop focused on how to manage trans-national river basins, how to encourage energy-intensive industries to locate close to hydro resources, and planning interconnections.

We are planning further regional workshops in 2014 and 2015 to continue to develop good practice in this area.

IHA Vice President & Senior Advisor, Hydro-Québec

Christine Cantin has multidisciplinary professional experience. After graduating from Université Laval in 1990 with a master's degree in international relations, and a combined honors degree in economics and political science from Carleton University in 1988, she went to work at the Quebec Delegation in Caracas, Venezuela. She settled there for 13 years, where she worked in public affairs and international trade for various public and private organisations, such as Procter & Gamble, Bank Indosuez, Embassy of Canada in Venezuela, Polinter and Steven & Stevenson (the last two companies specialising in the energy sector).

Since returning to Canada in 2003, she has worked for Hydro-Québec in the public affairs and international relations divisions. She now holds a position as senior advisor in out-of-province relations where she is responsible for coordinating activities that require coordination of various issues with national and international energy organisations. The main objective of its role is to promote the recognition of hydroelectricity as clean and renewable energy and to promote the dissemination of good practices of the company in terms of sustainable development.

Executive Technical Director, Itaipu Binacional

Mauro José Corbellini is an electrical engineer with more than 50 years of experience in the field. He worked both in the implementation of the telecommunications infrastructure and on the projects of several large hydro plants in the state of Paraná, as well as being one of the pioneers in the studies for the interconnection of the Brazilian electrical system, after having specialised in load flow studies in the United States.

He has also worked at the World Bank, developing projects in all regions of Brazil, and with the Organization of American States, in a watershed preservation project. He contributed to the implantation of vehicle assemblers in Paraná and in other states of the country. He has been Executive Technical Director of Itaipu since the beginning of 2018.

Renewables working together: side event at COP19

As a founding member of the International Renewable Energy Alliance (REN Alliance), we will be joining partners from solar, wind, bioenergy and geothermal membership associations to host a side event during the 2013 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP19) in Warsaw, Poland.

The side-event, titled 'renewables working together', will examine the potential for integrated renewable energy systems, and explore how a 100-per-cent renewable energy future can be achieved. 

New IHA president and vice presidents elected

The newly-elected IHA Board gathered in London last week for its first meeting.

During the three days of meetings, the Board elected Ken Adams (Manitoba Hydro) as new IHA president, as well as the following vice presidents: Colin Clark (Brookfield Asset Management), Roy Adair (Sustainable Energy Services), Lin Chuxue (China Three Gorges Corporation), Gil Maranhão Neto (GDF Suez Energy Brasil), Roland Muench (Voith Hydro), and Karin Seelos (Statkraft).

New horizons

Even when countries have a wealth of untapped hydropower potential available, why can it still remain a challenge to entice financial investors to become involved? Suzanne Pritchard investigates recent developments in Pakistan and the work of the IHA working group looking at finance and risks.

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