Events

Power Generation Week
date
6/12/2015
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10/12/2015
type
Sector event
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Las Vegas, USA

Power Generation Week combines POWER-GEN International, Nuclear Power International, Renewable Energy World Conference and Expo North America, COAL-GEN and GenForum.

The five days include pre-conference workshops, technical tours, more than 70 conference sessions, panel discussions, three exhibition days and multiple networking events.

Find out more at www.powergenerationweek.com.

COP 21
date
30/11/2015
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11/12/2015
type
World event
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Paris, France

In 2015 COP21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, will, for the first time in over 20 years of UN negotiations, aim to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the aim of keeping global warming below 2°C.

France will play a leading international role in hosting this seminal conference, and COP21 will be one of the largest international conferences ever held in the country. The conference is expected to attract close to 50,000 participants including 25,000 official delegates from government, intergovernmental organisations, UN agencies, NGOs and civil society.

Find out more at www.cop21paris.org.

Webinar: what does climate resilience mean for the hydropower sector?
date
26/11/2015
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26/11/2015
type
Webinar
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Future changes in temperature and precipitation are likely to have impacts, not only on individual hydropower projects but across entire water and energy systems. Developers, investors, governments and other stakeholders involved in hydropower need to make decisions to ensure that both infrastructure and systems are resilient to a range of possible future conditions.

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In October and November 2015, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) carried out a survey of more than 50 organisations involved in hydropower development. The survey sought to establish an understanding of how climate change is affecting the hydropower sector, and the measures that are being taken to build climate resilience into projects.

Although the survey found that the vast majority of respondents were well aware of the need to develop climate-resilient infrastructure, 74 per cent said that their organisation does not have existing guidelines on climate risk or resilience. Moreover, 83 per cent said that sector guidelines on this topic would be useful.

The need to develop a common framework, such as sector guidelines or a set of assessment tools, was also a key outcome of a recent workshop on the subject, which was convened by IHA and the World Bank Group in London on 13 November.

This IHA members' webinar brings together experts from IHA and the World Bank Group to present the results of this survey alongside the outcomes of our recent workshop.

To register your participation please click here.

Find out what time the webinar is in your country here.

Four expert speakers from IHA and the World Bank Group will present during the webinar:

Speakers

Julie Rozenberg

Julie Rozenberg is an economist with the World Bank. Her work includes green growth and climate change mitigation strategies and climate change adaptation and disaster risk management.

She participated in the writing of two major World Bank reports: “Decarbonizing Development: Three Steps to a Zero Carbon Future” and “Shockwaves: Managing the Impacts of Climate Change on Poverty”.

She also supports World Bank teams with innovative methodologies to take long-term uncertainties into account in the economic analyses of projects and build resilience in World Bank client countries.

She holds an engineering degree from the Ecole Nationale Superieure de Techniques Avancees and a PhD in economics from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris.

Pravin Karki

Pravin Karki is the senior hydropower specialist at the World Bank Group. He has over 20 years of professional experience related to hydropower and water resources, mainly in hydropower engineering, international policy and academic research.

Pravin completed his bachelor’s degree in water resources and hydraulic structures from the Czech Technical University followed by an MSc in hydropower engineering from Norway. He graduated with an MPhil in engineering for sustainable development from Darwin College, Cambridge University, UK.

He joined the World Bank in 2008 and is currently in the Energy and Extractives Global Practice working on hydropower projects, mainly in Asia. He is a core member of the Global Solutions Group on Hydropower and Dams at the World Bank.

Prior to working in the World Bank, Pravin worked at BPC Nepal, Statkraft Norway and the International Hydropower Association in London. Pravin is currently leading the World Bank's work on resilience in the hydropower and dams sector.

Craig Davies

Craig Davies is the senior manager for climate change adaptation at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He leads the EBRD's work to promote climate resilience through investment operations in Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasus, Turkey and the Southern & Eastern Mediterranean.

He has a particular interest in climate change impacts on emerging economies and in the integration of climate resilience into investment planning across a range of sectors (e.g. infrastructure, water, power and energy, manufacturing and financial services).

Craig is also actively involved in a number of international climate finance mechanisms such as the Climate Investment Funds and the Global Environment Facility. Prior to joining the EBRD he worked for the UK’s Department for International Development. He holds a PhD in Environmental Technology from Imperial College London.

Tracy Lane

Tracy Lane is the director of the hydropower development work programme at IHA. In this role she leads the association's initiatives related to building and sharing knowledge in the areas of energy systems, climate change, risk and finance, regional cooperation and water resources management. She is also responsible for building partnerships and fostering collaboration with stakeholders engaged in these areas.

Tracy holds a Master’s degree specialising in energy policy from Imperial College London, as well as an undergraduate degree in international economics from the George Washington University. She has previously worked in the areas of energy sector research, private sector development, international economic development and programme management

Richard Taylor

Richard Taylor, a Fellow of the Energy Institute (UK), is the chief executive at IHA. He has been involved in the hydropower sector since 1985. He became a founding Board member of IHA in 1995, and has served as the association’s executive director since 2001.

Richard has written and edited numerous technical papers and periodicals on water and energy, and 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 the International Renewable Energy Alliance, World Bank, International Energy Agency, World Energy Council and World Water Council.

Moderator

Alex Trembath

Alex Trembath is the communications manager at IHA. He jointly leads on our communications strategy and manages the delivery of a range of communications projects, including our recent website redevelopment and brand realignment, as well as our email and social media engagement.

Alex has a degree in journalism and English, and ten years’ experience in a variety of communications management roles across both the not-for-profit and commercial sectors. In his previous role at the National Union of Students he was editor-in-chief of the organisation's national membership magazine, which won an industry excellence award under his editorship, and part of a team that delivered a cross-national brand realignment.

Webinar: renewable energy systems and synergies
date
30/10/2015
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30/10/2015
type
IHA event
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The REN Alliance partners invite you to join us for our free webinar on renewable energy systems working together.

To achieve the goal of a world supplied by 100 per cent renewable energy, it will be necessary to gain a clear understanding of how different renewable energy technologies can work together to provide reliable energy systems.

This webinar brings together five international renewable energy organisations - representing solar, wind, geothermal, hydropower and bioenergy - to provide illuminating case studies and examples of best practice.

Examples will be drawn from cities, regions and countries where various high-penetration combinations of renewable energy technologies are working together.

Listen to a recording of the webinar here (live for 24 hours after the event)

Register your participation for this free webinar here.

Find out what time the webinar is in your country here.

Five expert panellist speakers will present during the webinar:

Photograph of Stefan Gsänger

Stefan Gsänger has managed the World Wind Energy Association (WWEA) since its foundation in 2001. Under his direction, WWEA has become the voice of the wind sector worldwide, with members in more than 100 countries, and attained Special Consultative Status at the UN.

Mr Gsänger is a member of the managing committee of the International Renewable Energy Alliance (REN Alliance), the executive committee of the Global100%RenewableEnergies campaign, and the international steering committee of the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21). He is also an adviser to governments and international organisations.

Mr Gsänger has co-chaired 14 World Wind Energy Conferences, and has been an invited speaker in 40 countries. He has published numerous articles, and is editor of the yearbook Wind Energy International, the WWEA Quarterly Bulletin and the Small Wind World Report.
In 2011, Mr Gsänger received the International Community Power Award from the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association.

Photograph of Heinz Kopetz

Heinz Kopetz graduated from the University of Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria and Iowa State University in the United States. He has been working for many years in the fields of agriculture, forestry and bioenergy. From 1974 to 2006 he was the director of the chamber of agriculture and forestry for Styria, Graz, Austria,

From 1977 to 2002, he was a member of the supervisory board of the Styrian public utility for electricity and heating. From 1997 to 2000, he was a member of the advisory committee for energy at the European Commission. From 2005 to 2010, he was a chairman of the European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) in Brussels. He has been the president of the World Bioenergy Association (WBA) since 2012.

Heinz Kopetz is the author of five books and has given lectures on bioenergy is many parts of the world.

Photograph of Tracy Lane

Tracy Lane is the hydropower development director at IHA. She leads our initiatives related to building and sharing knowledge in the areas of energy systems, climate change, risk and finance, regional cooperation and water resources management. She is also responsible for building partnerships and fostering collaboration with stakeholders engaged in these areas.

She has an MSc in Environmental Technology/Energy Policy from Imperial College London and an undergraduate degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University. She has previously worked in the areas of energy sector research, private sector development, international economic development and programme management.

Photograph of David Renné

David Renné is president of the International Solar Energy Society and associate editor of the Solar Energy Journal in the field of solar resource assessment. He is also the operating agent of the International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Programme Task 46, titled "Solar Resource Assessment and Forecasting".

From 1991-2012, he developed and managed programmess on renewable energy resource assessment and analysis, and worked on the integration of resource data into GIS at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). In his retirement, he holds an Emeritus position at NREL and provides support to both the public and private sector in planning and developing domestic and international renewable energy programs.

Photograph of Marietta Sander

Marietta Sander is the executive director of the International Geothermal Association (IGA). In this role, she manages the IGA headquarters, provides technical expertise on geothermal energy and networking opportunities to practitioners, international organisations, civil society and others.

Prior to her work for the IGA, she managed an international technical assistance project with a focus on promoting the use of geothermal energy in countries along the East African rift system. She is a certified Project Manager Renewable Energies and has extensive work experience in East and southern Africa, Latin America and South-East Asia.

Through her previous work in international development cooperation she has extensive experience in advising decision-makers, government representatives, scientists, industry representatives as well as civil society.

About the REN Alliance

The International Renewable Energy Alliance (REN Alliance) was formed during the Bonn 2004 International Renewable Energy Conference, and was established to advance policy and information on renewable energy by providing a combined voice for renewable energy technology and practice. The REN Alliance bridges the gap between policy and practice by building on the synergy of its partner organisations to achieve progress through their collective experience and knowledge. The partners comprise international organisations representing bioenergy, geothermal, solar, water and wind technologies. Find out more by visiting the REN Alliance website here.

Hydro 2015
date
26/10/2015
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28/10/2015
type
Sector event
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Bordeaux, France

Topics for Hydro 2015 will include: progress and challenges for large regional schemes in developing countries, the importance of multipurpose developments, the role of mini hydro, ensuring the safety of water infrastructure, and maximising the benefits of existing powerplants by timely refurbishment and upgrading.

Find out more here.

14th World Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition
date
26/10/2015
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28/10/2015
type
Sector event
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Jerusalem, Israel

The forthcoming World Wind Energy Conference 2015 will focus on wind power innovation for a 100 per cent renewable energy supply, in harmony with the environment and society.

This reflects the World Wind Energy Association's intention to further strive for technological, economic, social improvements while making the benefits of wind power available for all human beings.

In co-operation with the Israeli Wind Energy Association, WWEA invites the renewable energy community from around the world to attend the WWEC2015.

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2015 International Training Workshop on Planning, Construction & Operation Management of Small & Medium Hydropower Stations
date
12/10/2015
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31/10/2015
type
Sector event
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Changsha, China

The 2015 (5th) International Training Workshop on Planning, Construction & Operation Management of Small & Medium Hydropower Stations will be held in Changsha, China from 12 to 31 October. The workshop is sponsored by China's ministry of science and technology (MOST) and organised by HNAC Technology Co., Ltd.

The workshop brings together engineers, professionals, experts and officials from developing countries to share their knowledge and experiences in hydropower and related industries.

The food, accommodation, visiting activities and training expenses during the workshop are fully funded by HNAC Technology Co., Ltd. You can find more information on how to attend here.

SAIREC: streaming live on Periscope
date
6/10/2015
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6/10/2015
type
World event
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Cape Town, South Africa

Watch us live at SAIREC on Periscope

On Tuesday 6 October, we are participating in a session on hydropower at the South African International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC).

You can watch a live stream of Richard Taylor, IHA chief executive, giving his keynote presentation between 13.30 and 15.00 BST (14:30 and 16:00 SAST).​

To tune in, just visit our twitter page, @iha_org, where a link to the live stream will be posted at approximately 13:30 BST (14:30 SAST) on Tuesday 6 October.

You can watch the stream in your web browser, or in the Periscope app.

The keynote presentation will outline key issues and opportunities for the hydropower sector, such as the benefits of multipurpose projects and the important role which hydropower, as a storage technology, can play in securing reliable energy systems.

It will also address how developing the untapped hydropower potential in Africa can increase access to electricity and bolster energy security across the continent, especially if hydropower is developed together with other renewable sources.

Hydropower is notably well-suited to balance the variable supply of other renewable technologies because of the speed at which hydropower plants can bring power online, and because of hydropower’s unique capabilities as an electricity storage technology.

You can find out more about the Technology Innovation: Hydro/Ocean session here.

Renewables Working Together (SAIREC 2015 side event)
date
5/10/2015
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5/10/2015
type
Sector event
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Cape Town, South Africa

Achieving the goal of a world supplied by 100% renewable energy will require a clear understanding of how different renewable energy technologies can work together to provide reliable energy systems.

Hosted by the International Renewable Energy Alliance (REN-Alliance), this side event at the South African International Renewable Energy Conference brings together five renewable energy technology organisations, representing solar, wind, geothermal, hydro, and bioenergy, to provide case studies and best practices of cities, regions, and countries where various high-penetration combinations of renewable energy technologies are working together.

Find out more here.

South Africa International Renewable Energy Conference (SAIREC)
date
4/10/2015
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7/10/2015
type
Sector event
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Cape Town, South Africa

In October 2015, South Africa will become the sixth country, and the first in Africa, to host the International Renewable Energy Conference (IREC).

Convened by REN21, IREC is a high-level political conference series hosted by a national government. SAIREC 2015 builds on the success and outcomes of the previous events: Bonn, Germany (2004), Beijing, China (2005), Washington, USA (2008), Delhi, India (2010), Abu Dhabi, UAE (2013).

The event is for government ministers, high-level decision makers, experts, specialists and thought leaders, as well as private sector players and civil society to discuss and exchange their vision, experiences, and solutions to accelerate the global scale-up of renewable energy.

Find out more here.

Hydropower Development: Europe 2015
date
23/9/2015
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24/9/2015
type
Sector event
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Salzburg, Austria

Hydropower Development: Europe 2015 will comprise two days of formal presentations, interactive panel discussions and excellent networking opportunities, providing an ideal setting to convene with your peers to discuss both current operational and future planned hydro power plants, energy markets reform, potential barriers and support policies as well as project economics and finance.

It will also include a site visit to the Kaprun project on Tuesday 22 September 2015.

Find out more here.

International Beirut Energy Forum
date
9/9/2015
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11/9/2015
type
Sector event
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Beirut, Lebanon

The International Beirut Energy Forum 2015 is specifically dedicated to sustainable energy issues and projects, and attracts key energy people from Lebanon, the Arab World, and the international community.

Historically, the Beirut Energy Forum is organised under the patronage of the Lebanese minister of energy and water. The event receives the support and participation of a large number of key players in the energy sector.

The main supporters of the event are the League of Arab States (LAS), the European Union (EU), the Central Bank of Lebanon (BDL), the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),the ESCWA, the Regional Center for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (RCREEE), the Association of Lebanese Industrialists (ALI), and the Order of Engineers and Architects in Beirut (OEA).

The forum is organized by MCE GROUP for Congresses and Exhibition (MCE Group) in collaboration with "EnR, salon des Energies Renouvelables", the Ashrae Lebanon Chapter, the Lebanese Solar Energy Society, the Lebanon Green Building Council (LGBC), and the EU-funded project MED-ENEC. The Lebanese Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) is the strategic partner of the event.

Adopted by the World Energy Council (WEC) as its Middle East and North Africa (MENA) regional event, during the three days international and continental experts will gather to share insights, challenges, and solutions to the MENA's energy sector, with special focus on potential regional projects.

Find out more at www.beirutenergyforum.com.

ASEAN Power Week
date
1/9/2015
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3/9/2015
type
Sector event
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Bangkok, Thailand

ASEAN Power week combines POWER-GEN Asia, Renewable Energy World Asia and the POWER-GEN Asia Financial Forum.

The three days will feature technical tours, more than 50 conference sessions, panel discussions, a comprehensive exhibition and multiple networking events.

Find out more at www.aseanpowerweek.com.

SANCOLD Annual Conference 2015
date
1/9/2015
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3/9/2015
type
Sector event
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Cape Town, South Africa

The Annual South African National Committee on Large Dams (SANCOLD) conference will be held at the Lagoon Beach Hotel, Milnerton, Cape Town between Tuesday 1 and Thursday 3 September 2015.

SANCOLD invites all from Africa and the wider family of ICOLD to participate in the conference, which will include technical presentations, technical visits and an exhibition. The conference will offer special insights into the activities of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD).

South Africa will be hosting the ICOLD Annual Meeting in Johannesburg in May 2016, and both of these events will offer dam and water resources engineers as well as all contributing to the dam engineering industry important international linkages, networking and the exchange of knowledge and experiences.

You can find out more here.

2015 World Water Week
date
23/8/2015
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28/8/2015
type
Sector event
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Stockholm, Sweden

World Water Week is hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm. The World Water Week has been the annual focal point for the globe's water issues since 1991. In 2014, over 3,000 individuals and 270 convening organisations from 143 countries participated in the Week.

The theme for this year's event is 'water for development'.

Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop solutions to the most pressing water-related challenges of today.

Find out more here.

Brasil Energy Frontiers 2015
date
19/8/2015
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20/8/2015
type
Sector event
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São Paulo, Brazil

The energy sector in Brazil and worldwide is marked by complexity and constant change in its institutional, technological, economic, environmental and regulatory bases.

The conference Brazil Energy Frontiers 2015 aims to build robust scenarios to support the business, academic, government and regulatory decisions that will define the business borders for energy in the coming decades.

During the two days, the theme of 'the power industry and new global frontiers' will be presented and discussed over three strategic dimensions:

  • Energy policy: generation expansion in the post-hydro phase
  • Energy market: the future of free-market and regulated environments
  • Tariff regulation: a new framework for a new reality

Find out more at www.brazilenergyfrontiers.com.

Myanmar Green Energy Summit 2015
date
17/8/2015
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18/8/2015
type
Sector event
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Yangon, Myanmar

Hosted by the Republic of Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry (UMFCCI), the Myanmar Green Energy Summit 2015 will bring together foreign investors from over 25 countries to gather in Yangon; get updated on the new market directions, opportunities and economic priorities of the Myanmar’s green and renewable energy sectors at the same to build potential business networks with the local industry players.

Delegates at the summit will:

  • Gain an insight into current and future development plans in Myanmar’s hydropower sectors
  • Meet face-to-face with high profile governmental policy makers
  • Identify key opportunities in bankable hydropower projects in Myanmar
  • Build business relationships, network and forge partnerships with industry specific stakeholders
  • Understand the legal requirements in entering into business partnerships and investment
  • Network with financiers looking for investment opportunities in Myanmar

Find out more at www.myanmargreenenergysummit.com.

HydroVision International 2015
date
14/7/2015
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17/7/2015
type
Sector event
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Portland, Oregon, USA

New technologies and services are key to addressing – and implementing solutions to – the issues you face. In the HydroVision International Exhibit Hall, you'll find the world's most comprehensive collection of hydro-related product and service providers showcasing their capabilities for you.

This is an excellent opportunity to evaluate the leading resources and establish contacts that will enable you to put their "power" to work for you.

The HydroVision International 2015 conference in Portland, Oreg., features three types of sessions:

  • Panel discussion sessions
  • Technical paper presentations
  • Poster galleries

Together, these sessions address a wide range of topics of interest to individuals who work in – or have roles related to – hydro.

Benefits of attending

  • Build alliances among hydro professionals and water resource stakeholders
  • Share knowledge, expertise and viewpoints toward effective solutions
  • Gain a better understanding of current and future challenges affecting hydro
  • See the most comprehensive collection of hydro-related product and service providers on the exhibit floor
  • Promote technology development to sustain the hydro industry
3rd International Conference on Energy & Meteorology
date
22/6/2015
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26/6/2015
type
Sector event
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Sustainability

The 3rd International Conference on Energy & Meteorology (ICEM) provides a unique international platform for showcasing your recent developments, with excellent networking opportunities between scientists, engineers, economists, policy makers and other specialists working at the nexus of energy with weather and climate.

Key topics include:

  • Energy resource assessment
  • Forecasting for power-system applications
  • Environmental impacts of energy systems
  • Weather and climate risk management
  • Grid Integration and smart grids
  • Energy policy, programmes, education and crosssectoral issues

Key dates

  • November 2014: registration opens
  • 19 January 2015: abstract submission deadline
  • 22 April 2015: early bird deadline

For further information, please contact info@icem2015.org.

ICOLD Congress and Annual Meeting 2015
date
14/6/2015
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19/6/2015
type
Sector event
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Stavanger, Norway

NNCOLD has invited the entire ICOLD family to come to Stavanger, Norway in June 2015.

The event includes:

  • Exciting study tours and accompanying persons program in extraordinary sceneries
  • A professional organizer and excellent facilities in the city of Stavanger
  • Excellent domestic and international connectins (e.g. Frankfurt, Amsterdam, London and Copenhagen)
  • Norwegian hospitality and friendliness

www.icoldnorway2015.org

World Water Congress XV
date
25/5/2015
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29/5/2015
type
Sector event
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Edinburgh, Scotland

The World Water Congress is organised every three years under the auspices of the International Water Resources Association (IWRA).

The event will provide a platform for open discussions and debates among scientists, practitioners and policy makers from both developed and developing countries and from different disciplines and sectors.

In collaboration with Scotland ́s Water, the IWRA Congress will promote in-depth discussions on the complexity of water policies, management, development and governance practices at the local, national, regional and global levels in a rapidly changing world as the fast evolving global landscape is driving decisions in the sectors ́ policies, performance and prospects.

Find out more here.

IHA General Meeting
date
19/5/2015
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19/5/2015
type
IHA event
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Kempinski Hotel, Yanqi Lake Complex, Beijing, China

All of our members are invited to the IHA General Meeting, which takes place on Tuesday 19 May during the 2015 World Hydropower Congress in Beijing.

The meeting is an opportunity to discuss our future work programme and activities, connect with new members, and meet the IHA Board. If you are a new member, the meeting provides an excellent chance to meet the community and make connections.

The candidates for the 2015 IHA Board elections will be presented during the meeting. The IHA Board is responsible for shaping and monitoring the association's work programme. More information about the elections will be available soon.

The Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower will be presented during the meeting, recognising individuals within our membership for outstanding contributions to the sector. The award is named after Emil Mosonyi, the founding president of IHA.

The meeting will also include formalities such as financial statements and the approving of our auditors, and will close with a drinks reception.

You can register for the World Hydropower Congress here. If you sign up by 31 January 2015, you can make full use of the special discounts available.

2015 World Hydropower Congress
date
19/5/2015
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21/5/2015
type
IHA event
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Europe
Sustainability

Registration is now open for the 2015 World Hydropower Congress. Visit: www.hydropower.org/congress.

In May 2015, the International Hydropower Association will host the world’s most important gathering of hydropower decision-makers and experts in Beijing, China.

The 5th World Hydropower Congress will celebrate the industry passing the 1,000 GW capacity milestone and provide an opportunity to discuss pathways towards realising 2,050 GW by 2050. This vision aims to address the global challenge of providing energy security with access to all, while minimising environmental impact.

The three-day congress will bring together 1,000 leaders and specialists from the hydropower sector and the wider world of politics, finance, environment and technology to share visions of how the target could be practically achieved.

Delegates will have the unique opportunity to visit some of China’s great achievements, including the Great Wall and the world’s largest hydropower complex at the Three Gorges Dam.

Doubling the world's hydropower capacity

The congress itself will examine great cases of success today and the challenges of the future, focusing on how the 2,050 GW by 2050 vision can be realised technically, financially, environmentally and through regulation.

Find out more about the congress and register your interest here.

7th World Water Forum
date
12/4/2015
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17/4/2015
type
Sector event
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Daegu-Gyeongbuk, South Korea
Sustainability

The World Water Forum is the largest water-related event in the world. This multi-stakeholder event will be attended by world-renowned scholars, international organisations, ministers, mayors, parliamentarians, NGOs, research institutions, public and private businesses, and civil society organisations.

www.worldwaterforum7.org/en

Dresden Nexus Conference 2015
date
25/3/2015
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27/3/2015
type
Sector event
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Dresden, Germany

The first of the biennial Dresden Nexus conferences (DNC2015) will take place in Dresden, Germany, 25–27 March 2015, as a follow up of our kick-off workshop on “Advancing a Nexus Approach to the Sustainable Management of Water, Soil and Waste“ organised in 2013.

The nexus approach to the sustainable management of water, soil and waste integrates environmental management and governance across sectors and scales. This approach is based on the understanding that environmental resources are inextricably intertwined.

Global change will put additional pressure on environmental resources and related ecosystem services as well as on the economic development. The DNC 2015 will deal with these challenges.

There will be three thematic topics on three consecutive days; each day will deal with one aspect of global change: climate, urbanisation and demography. It will be discussed how the integrated management of environmental resources guided by nexus approach may help to achieve the potential targets of the post-2015 agenda.

flores.unu.edu/dresden-nexus-conference

The DNC2015 will assemble policy-makers and managers of environmental resources, academic, educational and research institutions, national and international organizations, including UN organisations and UNU institutes, NGOs and others who work on and are interested in environmental resources management.

HydroVision Russia 2015
date
3/3/2015
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5/3/2015
type
Sector event
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Moscow, Russia

HydroVision Russia is a dedicated conference and exhibition for the hydroelectric power industry. It addresses the challenges, issues and advancements associated with hydro energy production, maintenance and technology.

A centre of new technologies, HydroVision Russia enables hydropower professionals to share ideas, understand problems and develop practical solutions to meet the challenges facing the industry now and in the future.

Developed by professionals from within the Russian and International hydropower arenas, HydroVision Russia’s conference programme covers the key business issues and latest technologies to promote the use of hydropower in the Russian energy mix.

Be a part of HydroVision Russia’s conference programme and share your ideas, insights and perspectives with hundreds of influential colleagues.

International Conference on Hydropower for Sustainable Development
date
5/2/2015
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7/2/2015
type
Sector event
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Dehradun, India

To provide a forum for the exchange of experiences on policies, regulatory, technological innovations, best practices and scope of hydropower development as a clean, green and sustainable source of development, the Alternate Hydro Energy Centre (AHEC), Indian Institute of technology, Roorkee in association with Government of Uttarakhand is organising an international conference on 'hydropower for sustainable development'.

India's ministry of new and renewable energy, ministry of power central electricity authority, central and state power utilities NHPC, NTPC, SJVN, THDC, UJVNL, HPPCL, UNIDO will all be supporting the conference.

Sustainable Hydropower and Regional Cooperation in Myanmar
date
19/1/2015
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20/1/2015
type
IHA event
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Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar

This workshop, organised by the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Hydropower Association, aims to foster knowledge and encourage exchanges between stakeholders in the energy and water sectors to develop more concrete good international industry practice for hydropower development in Myanmar.

It builds on a series of previous events organised by IHA and IFC collaboratively and separately, and addresses the important contribution that hydropower makes to regional cooperation and development.

Highlights of the workshop will be presented in other global and regional forums, including at the 2015 World Hydropower Congress in Beijing, China.

Participation is limited to 75 participants. Please register early to secure a seat for your participation. IHA and IFC encourage all interested participants to join, and the deadline for registration is 5 January 2015.

You can find out more about the event and how to register here.

World Future Energy Summit
date
19/1/2015
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22/1/2015
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Sector event
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Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is the world’s foremost event dedicated to renewable energies, energy efficiency and clean technologies. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, WFES includes a world-class conference, an international exhibition, the Project & Finance Village, the Young Future Energy Leaders program, as well as a number of corporate meetings and concurrent social events.

Hosted by Masdar, Abu Dhabi's multi-faceted renewable energy company, and staged at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the WFES Conference attracts world leaders, international policy makers, industry experts, investors from the public and private sector and media, who gather in Abu Dhabi to discuss practical and sustainable solutions to future energy challenges.

Find out more and sign up here.

Sustainable Innovation Forum 2014
date
9/12/2014
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9/12/2014
type
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Westin Hotel and Convention Center, Lima, Peru

IHA is a partner of the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2014, the premier business forum connecting climate negotiation stakeholders with commercial businesses at the UNFCCC COP 20. The forum, hosted by UNEP, Climate Action and Ministerio del Ambiente Peru, takes place on 9 December 2014 in Lima, Peru.

The forum brings together stakeholders including government ministers, senior executives, regional and city leaders, investors, non-government organisations, civil society and industry experts to accelerate international sustainable development, bring greater scale to business innovation on climate change and encourage collaboration.

The forum will be opened by host of COP 20 (the United Nations climate change conference) H.E. Mr. Manuel Pulgar-Vidal, Minister of the Environment, Peru and Achim Steiner, Executive Director, UNEP.

Working alongside and building on the COP 20 themes, the forum will focus on carbon pricing, innovative financing, cities and energy; register now to join the dialogue between private organisations, Government and financiers to focus on how the business sector will bolster and facilitate the draft framework arrived at during the negotiations.

Highlights

  • The perfect mix of private sector and government participants, to optimise engagement
  • Global attendance – meet more decision makers from developing nations than any other side event
  • High level conference plenary debates
  • Business, cultural and policy driven agenda sessions
  • Networking zones to fast track you meeting the people you need to
  • Workshops and breakouts for more intensive learning and partnership building

Pre-forum webinar

On 12 November 2014, Climate Action in partnership with Peru2021 is hosting a free webinar: 'There is no Paris without Lima. What to expect from COP20'. You can register for the webinar here.

UNFCCC COP 20
date
1/12/2014
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12/12/2014
type
Sector event
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Lima, Peru
Climate change

The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC is expected to take place in December 2014 in Peru. Venezuela has offered to host a pre-COP ministerial meeting.

climate-l.iisd.org/events/unfccc-cop-20

Water & Energy interactions: strategic challenges to territorial development
date
29/10/2014
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31/10/2014
type
Sector event
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Lyon, France

This conference aims to be a transition from the 6th Marseilles World Water Forum in 2012 to the next one (March 2015 in Daegu, South Korea), and will also bridge with the COP 21 meeting (December 2015 in Paris, France).

Thus, it sets itself into the preparatory process of the 7th World Water Forum and intends to showcase local authorities’ international involvement on these strategic issues.

The conference objectives are:

  • To reach out to international actors and to make decisions upon strategic issues with respect to regulatory policy frameworks;
  • To shed light on strategic local projects and know-how, such as the Greater Lyon Authority region, Rhone river – Mediterranean and Corsican Water Authority and many others;
  • To make the case for territorial development (competitiveness and attractiveness) and local economic development, which are at a crossroads for any major prospects for growth; and
  • To improve scientific recognition, dissemination and uses of communications on projects.
  • To formalise the progresses made so far as regards policies and strategies related to water and energy issues
  • To exchange on technical and governance solutions / innovations

www.preserving-the-flow-com

WWEA: Improving investment conditions for wind and other renewables in the developing world
date
24/10/2014
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24/10/2014
type
Sector event
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Bonn, Germany

The World Wind Energy Association is preparing a conference on “Improving Investment Conditions for Wind and Other Renewables in the Developing World”. The conference will take place on 24 October 2014, in conjunction with the UNFCCC ADP meeting in Bonn.

The WWEA Conference aims at discussing new instruments for climate finance, in particular related to the Green Climate Fund, and how new funds can be made accessible for wind projects in the developing world, in order to support the global shift towards renewable energy.

During the first part of the meeting, WWEA will present a study which the organization conducted in Pakistan earlier this year about the main barriers for the wind sector in Pakistan. The results can be used well also for an international debate, as they allow to identify barriers which may also play a role in many similar countries.

Participation is free of charge – find out more and sign up here.

Hydropower Briefing: Brazil
date
22/10/2014
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22/10/2014
type
IHA event
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Exhibit Hall C, TransAmerica Expo Centre, São Paulo, Brazil

The International Hydropower Association invites HydroVision Brasil delegates to an interactive briefing from 08:30 – 10:30 on 22 October 2014.

In this briefing you can learn more about the status of hydropower worldwide, discuss hydropower issues that affect your activities, and also meet some of our members.

Hydropower is not always incentivized as an important part of the energy mix. Events around the world impact energy, water and climate policies, and tend to influence decisions about hydropower.

We promote sustainable hydropower, and look for practical solutions to the barriers faced by the sector. We work to safeguard the future of hydropower, by making strategic progress on issues arising from developing and operating projects sustainably, and striving to ensure that hydropower is appreciated for the benefits it can bring.

We champion continuous improvement in the hydropower sector through dialogue with all stakeholders. It is our mission to advance sustainable hydropower by building and sharing knowledge on its role in clean energy systems, responsible freshwater management and climate change solutions.

You can register by emailing Marianne Cornell at mc@hydropower.org.

HydroVision Brasil
date
21/10/2014
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23/10/2014
type
Sector event
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Sao Paulo, Brazil

As a key component of the energy industry, hydropower is currently contributing around one-sixth of all global electricity, but is expected to play an even larger role in the future of global energy supply as the inevitable shift to renewable energy occurs.

With the critical need of increasing global energy supply to meet demand – and the necessity to lower emissions of carbon dioxide – the opportunities for the hydropower sector have never been so great.

Entering its 4th year in 2014, HydroVision Brasil is Brazil’s only event dedicated 100 per cent to the hydropower industry. The educational program is designed specifically for individuals working within the utility and private power sectors, as well as engineering and commercial personnel from the equipment manufacturing and consulting fields.

The event features content directly relevant to the day-to-day operations of the hydroelectric industry, focusing on solutions and practical approaches to timely issues and challenges.

www.hydrovisionbrasil.com

2nd Myanmar Electric Power Convention (MEPC) 2014
date
21/10/2014
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23/10/2014
type
Sector event
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Traders Hotel, Bo Gyoke Road, Yangon, Yangon Region, Myanmar

MEPC is one of the most important power conferences in Myanmar and it will get together over 250 delegates and speakers to discuss and find out the opportunities in this reformed country’s booming power and T&D market.

Based on our previous series events’ success (1st MEPC & GMS Power summit) in the surrounding area, we are proud to announce the preparation for the 2nd Myanmar Electric Power Convention 2014 in Yangon this October.

The previous series events successfully gathered 40+ utility companies, 400+ industry players together and were praised for the practical and feasible topics. Here we have the honour to present you the highlights of post series event.

www.neoventurecorp.com/mepc2014

The 2014 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition
date
21/9/2014
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26/9/2014
type
Sector event
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Lisbon, Portugal

The 2014 IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition benefits from its host city, Lisbon. Portugal has continued evolving solutions to its historic and recent water challenges between the city’s aqueducts and canals at the mouth of the Tagus River and the international management of the five river basins it shares with Spain.

The city is an inexpensive favourite with travellers from the world over. Its vintage trams show you around the photogenic architecture of its palaces and aqueducts. Or get outdoors into the soft light by visiting the beaches around its harbour, walk the parks, or get active with surfing and dolphin-watching.

Lisbon is ready to host the best international ideas and the most dynamic global water professionals, who will be showcasing successful examples of enterprising regional systems, national policy initiatives, balancing private and public sectors, financial sustainability, and the regulation and benchmarking of water systems.

www.iwa2014lisbon.org

World Water Week
date
31/8/2014
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5/9/2014
type
Sector event
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Stockholm, Sweden

World Water Week is hosted and organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm. The World Water Week has been the annual focal point for the globe's water issues since 1991.

The theme in focus at this year's event is 'energy and water', placing hydropower at the centre of the conversation. IHA will be collaborating with partners and members during the week to host sessions exploring hydropower's role in meeting the world's water and energy challenges.

Below we have picked out some of the key sessions that feature hydropower on the agenda. You can explore the full event programme here.

Sunday 31 August

Does Water Footprint Assessment Enhance Sustainable Management of River Basins?

9am–12:30pm, room K22/23

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), an IHA partner, is one of the organisations hosting this seminar on new approaches to river basin management.

The seminar explores, through practical examples, how emerging tools are being used to investigate the conflicts, trade-offs and synergies between water uses within specific river basins.

Find out more about this seminar here.

Water and Energy: Expounding on the 2014 World Water Development Report

9am–12:30pm, room K11

This seminar is based on the principle findings and main messages of the World Water Development Report 2014, Water and Energy, by the authors and representatives of the report's lead agencies.

It will focus on the further development and refinement of common solutions across the water and energy domains and their direct impact on sustainable development.

Find out more about this seminar here.

Tackling Tradeoffs between Water and Energy across Sectors and Scales

2–5:30pm, room K22/23

The Swiss Water Partnership is joined by several international organisations and academic institutions to highlight the main challenges in achieving water, energy and food security.

The seminar will discuss existing and promising future solutions (demand side, supply side and creating shared benefits) across different sectors and scales.

Find out more about this seminar here.

Monday 1 September

Producing Electricity with Less Water: New Perspectives for Renewables in a Water-constrained World

2–5:30pm, room K16/17

IHA partner organisations the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the World Bank are among the convenors of this seminar, which aims to elaborate on the use of water in the electricity sector in the light of the ongoing energy system transformations.

The seminar will discuss different scenarios and case studies for power system transformations, focusing on the impact on water use.

Find out more about this seminar here.

Water & Energy Nexus: Smart Investments to Help Realise Human Rights

12:45–1:45pm, room K24

This side event will bring together leading experts to discuss an important measure in the effort to realise the human rights to adequate sanitation and a safe and healthy environment: wastewater reuse for energy production.

Speakers include representatives of WaterLex, Frost & Sullivan, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Prana Renewable Water.

Find out more about this side event here.

Partnerships for Achieving Energy-Water-Food-Nature Balance at the Basin Scale

2–5:30pm, room K22/23

The Nature Conservancy (TNC) and WWF are among the hosts of this seminar exploring the balance of water, energy, food production and ecosystem conservation at the basin scale, and highlight innovative programs that hold promise for delivering optimised outcomes.

The audience will hear case studies from organisations that are implementing programmes on the ground to optimise for energy, water and food.

Find out more about this seminar here.

Tuesday 2 September

The Water-Energy Nexus in Latin America: Understanding the Upstream and Downstream Systems

9am–12.30pm, room T3

Several organisations are collaborating to host this seminar, including IHA member companies Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) and Itaipu Binacional, and our partners such as the TNC, the World Bank and WWF.

The seminar will shine a light on water resources management in Latin America, addressing the upstream challenges and opportunities of basin management, as well as the complex dynamics of the different uses of water downstream.

Find out more about this seminar here.

Sustainable hydropower – the search for common ground

9am–12.30pm / 2–5.30pm, room K11

For this workshop IHA is teaming up with EDF and WWF as well as event organisers SIWI to examine how sustainable hydropower development can be assured through constructive engagement among stakeholders with contending views.

The workshop will explore new ways of engagement between water and power managers with both innovators in the market and critics from the socio-environmental arena.

Find out more about this workshop here.

The Power of Flows: Negotiating Sustainable Hydropower through Environmental Flows

2–5.30pm, room T2

Several organisations, including IHA member Itaipu Binacional as well as TNC and WWF, convene this seminar which will examine how sustainability can be grounded in resilient ecosystems and the natural flow regime while providing sufficient energy for dynamic, growing economies.

The seminar will actively define sustainability for hydropower by engaging speakers and attendees, confronting tools, cases, policy, and science to energise the practice of managing flows for power and ecosystems.

Find out more about this seminar here.

The Water-Energy Nexus in the Context of Green Growth

2–5.30pm, room T4

New IHA member K-Water joins with The National Committee for the 2015 World Water Forum Korea and World Water Council to present this seminar.

It will focus on identifying and discussing policy instruments that can effectively coordinate water and energy sector policies in the context of green growth. The OECD, World Bank, ADB, IUCN and K-water will share lessons from their experiences at the international, regional and national levels.

Find out more about this seminar here.

Wednesday 3 September

Energy and Water: A Producer's Perspective

9am–12:30pm, room K21

IHA members E.ON join Fortum, SIWI, the Swedish Energy Agency , the Swedish Water House and Vattenfall to examine water and energy perspectives from the side of the producer in this seminar.

Discussions will include bridging the gap between water experts and energy producers, looking at common definitions and challenging the way both communities relates to concepts within their traditional fields.

Find out more about this seminar here.

Nexus in a transboundary context: building partnerships to bridge cooperation

2–5.30pm, room K2

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and SIWI host this seminar, which will look at solutions for nexus governance and transboundary co-operation.

It will unfold the water, agricultural and energy sectors and what is needed to have more inter sectorial cooperation from a legal, policy and institutional perspectives.

Find out more about this seminar here.

Combining Water Footprint and Water Risk for Improved Water Stewardship

5.45–6.45pm, room T4

IHA member GDF Suez hosts this seminar with two objectives: to demonstrate that water footprinting assessments and risk analysis at company level are strong tools to define a water strategy and associated action plans, and to reveal the benefits of combining water footprint with risk analysis.

The seminar will share experience on the operational implementation of the two approaches and discuss the benefits of a combined use.

Find out more about this seminar here.

Thursday 4 Septem

Building effective regulatory frameworks for hydropower: lessons from water governance

9am–12.30pm, room K11

In this seminar we partner with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and IUCN to ask: how effective is the existing regulation of hydropower investments in reducing risks to a wide range of stakeholders?

The workshop will bring together different perspectives concerning voluntary versus regulatory transparency and disclosure to reduce risk for investors, and to ensure better hydropower projects for local communities and downstream ecosystems and other water users.

Find out more about this workshop here.

Water as Energy Storage for Better Integration of Renewables

2–5.30pm, room T4

We join with the Centre for Environmental Design of Renewable Energy (CEDREN) and United Nations University - Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-Flores) to host this seminar on renewables integration.

It will focus on how we can better use reservoirs of water to improve integration of renewables, at the same time serving crucial society needs for secure supply of drinking water and water for irrigation.

Find out more about this workshop here.

Hydropower in Transboundary River Basins: Private Investments and Regional Cross-sector Cooperation

2–5.30pm, room K21

A nexus approach can help to increase the benefits from hydropower and enhance sustainable resource utilisation, while avoiding or minimising potential negative side-effects.

This seminar brings together representatives from the private and public sector as well as from river basin organisations and their member states to develop an innovative perspective and a joint message on integrated water and energy development and management in transboundary river basins.

Find out more about this seminar here.

World Hydropower Congress: stakeholder meeting
date
26/8/2014
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26/8/2014
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IHA event
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Beijing

This stakeholder meeting is organised by the local organising partners of the World Hydropower Congress, in preparations of the congress, which will take place in Beijing next year (19-21 May 2015).

This event is organised under the auspices of the National Development and Reform Commission of China. Representatives from the hydropower sector in China and the region, along with partners and sponsors of the event, will discuss priorities for the sector.

For more details, and to receive information about participation, please contact us.

National Conference on Hydropower in India: Key Enablers for a Better Tomorrow
date
5/8/2014
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6/8/2014
type
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Federation House, New Delhi, India

This conference, organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), will be a platform for all stakeholders to raise critical concerns and identify corrective measures for reviving hydropower development in the country.

Key sessions:

  • Streamlining statutory clearances
  • Infrastructure development
  • Financial products for hydro projects
  • Public awareness and perception
  • Market development for hydropower
  • Regional co-operation

Key participants:

  • Energy departments
  • Electricity regulators
  • Power utilities
  • IPPs / private power companies
  • Merchant plant operators
  • Power exchanges
  • Power equipment companies
  • EPC companies
  • Multilateral agencies
  • Financial institutions
  • Consultants
  • Academicians

www.ficci.com

Myanmar Green Energy Summit 2014
date
5/8/2014
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6/8/2014
type
Sector event
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Sule Shangri-La (formerly Traders Hotel), Yangon, Myanmar

The Myanmar Green Energy Summit 2014 is designed to provide a platform for international energy industry players and potential investors to gather in Yangon.

The event provides updates on the market potential and development plan of the green energy sector in Myanmar, and the implication of new economic regulations arising from latest parliamentary decision for the energy sectors.

www.myanmargreenenergysummit.com

Grand Renewable Energy 2014 International Conference
date
27/7/2014
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1/8/2014
type
Sector event
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Tokyo Big Sight, Koto, Tokyo, Japan

The ninth annual exhibition will feature introductions to the latest products, technologies, services, and information related to energy and environment, including all of the latest in the new and renewable energy fields.

The aim of this exhibition is to contribute to the promotion of business, spread information related to energy and environment, and encourage the transition to a new sustainable society by creating an opportunity for exhibitors involved in a wide variety of fields to communicate with visitors.

www.renewableenergy.jp/2014/english

HydroVision International
date
22/7/2014
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25/7/2014
type
Sector event
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Nashville, Tennessee, USA

The HydroVision International Conference and Exhibition offers attendees countless opportunities to network, share best practices, meet with product and service providers, and more.

Held over five days, HydroVision International includes:

  • Co-located seminars, workshops and briefings
  • Co-located organisation meetings
  • Golf tournament
  • Technical tours
  • Largest exhibition of products and services in the industry
  • More than 70 conference sessions in eight tracks
  • Poster gallery sessions
  • Networking events

Find out more about this event.

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