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South America Regional Liaison Officer 

Renata is one of the liaison officers of our South American National Office, based at Itaipu Binacional in Brazil. She joined Itaipu in 2000, working in System Operation as an electrical engineer. Until 2018, she worked in energetic planning studies, power generation schedules and reliability studies. Currently, she is part of the Executive Technical Director's staff as a senior engineer.

Renata holds a bachelor's in electrical engineering and a master's in power electrical systems from the Federal University of Itajubá (UNIFEI-Brazil).

Research prize competition on reservoir sediment removal


Federal agencies in the USA have launched a research prize competition to find new or improved techniques to remove sediment from reservoirs in a cost-effective manner.

Canada's Forum on Hydropower

Building on the success of past forums, the upcoming Canada's Forum on Hydropower seeks to update participants on major hydropower projects being built across the country.

Participants will learn how hydropower developers are leading in the delivery of clean and renewable electricity to Canada, North America and around the world. They will also find out how indigenous communities and the industry are partnering on projects and delivering environmental improvements.


Date: Wed, 11/21/2018 to Thu, 11/22/2018
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Type: Sector event

IHA launches Fellow membership for hydropower professionals

13 September 2018

Experienced professionals working in the hydropower community can now apply to become a Fellow of the International Hydropower Association (IHA).

IHA, a not-for-profit organisation committed to advancing sustainable hydropower, is launching Fellow membership to acknowledge the valuable contributions of professionals at the forefront of the sector’s development.

Event: SedNet 2019 Conference


The SedNet 2019 Conference, titled 'Sediments as a dynamic natural resource – from catchment to open sea', will take place between 3 and 5 April 2019 in Dubrovnik, Croatia.

Hydropower Development 2018

Event description

Hydropower Development 2018 will bring together senior executives and experts from the hydropower industry, as well as policy makers, consultants, technology innovators, engineers, investors, project developers and leading market analysts to discuss the sector's latest challenges and developments.


Date: Wed, 09/05/2018 to Thu, 09/06/2018
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Type: Sector event


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