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Hydropower Europe

A new multi-partner initiative supported by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) aims to agree common research and innovation priorities for the hydropower sector in Europe.

HYDROPOWER-EUROPE is funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme to provide a forum for the European hydropower community and representatives active throughout the sector’s value-chain, including industry, researchers, policy makers, end users and academia.


The three-year project will develop a strategic research and innovation agenda and technology roadmap to guide funding authorities, such as the European Commission, to prioritise support aimed at helping the hydropower sector adapt to a constantly evolving energy system.

The HYDROPOWER-EUROPE initiative will begin consultation with the European hydropower community through a series of online and face to face meetings, including regional workshops to develop the research and innovation agenda and technology roadmap.


World Hydropower Congress

The initiative will be presented at the Europe region session at the World Hydropower Congress on 15 May 2019. Registration is open at


News from IHA:

February 2019: Hydropower Europe launches as forum for region’s hydro community

February 2019: Hydropower Europe initiative launches online consultation

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The initiative is supported by funding received from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.