Renewing collaboration in China
The China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) and IHA extended their collaboration by renewing their co-operation agreement last week, 26 February. The agreement lays out plans for mutually beneficial work in the next two years, and the continuation of the IHA China office, which is hosted by the institute.
The IHA China Office is the main point of contact for Chinese members and a primary platform for exchange between IHA and operators, developers, governmental and non-governmental organisations active in hydroelectricity in China. The office is involved in communications and outreach activities, as well as support for the sustainability and hydropower development work programmes.
The office will have a special role in the preparations of the next World Hydropower Congress, which will take place in Beijing, 18-22 May 2015.
The Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research (IWHR) is a reference research centre on water resources and hydropower in China. The Institute is affiliated with the Ministry of Water Resources. It is responsible for the research tasks encountered in major hydro projects, state five-year plan key programs of science and major programs funded by the Government of China.
At present, the institute has over 1,300 staff members, 12 research departments and 32 laboratories. You can find out more at www.iwhr.com.