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November 2015

Representatives of IHA corporate members EDF and K-Water have been re-elected to the World Water Council Board of Governors, at the council’s 7th General Assembly on 12–14 November.

World Water Council logoThe newly elected representatives will serve on the Board of Governors for a term of three years. EDF’s Governor will be Mr Ursat Xavier, while K-Water’s will be Mr Choi Gweyoon.

The role of the Board of Governors is to oversee the implementation of decisions of the General Assembly and all matters related to governance, general management, program of activities, budgeting, accountancy and membership of the World Water Council.

In total 35 governors representing 5 colleges of members were elected for the 2016–18 period. You can see the full list here

The fifth International Training Workshop on Planning, Construction and Operation Management of Small and Medium Hydropower Stations was recently held in Changsha, the capital of central China’s Hunan province. The three-week workshop concluded on 31 October 2015.

Photograph of workshop participants outside HNAC Technology Co. Ltd's International Technology Exchange CenterSponsored by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), this event was organised and hosted by HNAC Technology Co. Ltd., a Chinese equipment manufacturer specialising in the water and energy sectors.

26 participants from 13 countries travelled to Changsha to take part in the workshop, including company directors, managers, engineers and government officials.

The primary objective of the workshop was to train industry professionals and boost hydropower development around the world. The course included lectures and discussion, as well as site visits and practical investigations.

Another objective was to increase communication between different countries to facilitate the exchange of knowledge about hydropower technology and the development of small and medium hydropower stations. 

A new network was formed during the workshop. The South Asian Experts’ Network on Renewable Energy (SAENORE) was launched by eight of the workshop participants from India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

China’s Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) has sponsored a number of international workshops on various technical subjects since 1989. The aim is to promote scientific and technical progress through international exchange, particularly within the developing world.