2021 World Hydropower Congress
New September 2021 date announced
One year from now, in September 2021, we will bring together the world’s leading hydropower change-makers to decide priorities for the sector.
The World Hydropower Congress is the leading international forum for innovators, experts and policy-makers to shape better energy strategies, influence smarter investment decisions and deliver international good practice.
In 2021, the Congress will be a hybrid event hosted throughout the month, under the theme ‘Renewables working together’.
For the first time in the event’s history, delegates from around the world will participate in online sessions across multiple timezones, culminating in an in-person summit in Costa Rica on 23-24 September.
With a focus on green stimulus packages, the 2021 Congress presents an unprecedented opportunity to discuss how sustainable hydropower can contribute to building back better to deliver on energy, water and climate targets.
The event will bring together senior representatives from governments, international organisations, financial institutions, research, non-governmental organisations and business to accelerate the pathway to a zero-carbon future.
The 2021 World Hydropower Congress is organised by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and hosted by Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE), Costa Rica’s electricity services provider, and the Government of Costa Rica.
Join us for high-level plenary sessions, focus sessions and workshops on:
- Advancing clean energy
- Tackling climate change
- Achieving sustainability
- Incentivising investments
- Integrating smarter tech
- Managing water