San José Declaration Public Consultation
In less than 100 days, the World Hydropower Congress in September 2021 will bring together industry, government, finance, civil society and local communities to shape the policies, practices and perception of hydropower.
At the conclusion of the summit, a landmark declaration – the San José Declaration on Sustainable Hydropower - will be issued expressing principles, commitments and recommendations for the future cornerstone role of hydropower development in the energy transition.
Named in honour of the congress's official host partner, the Government of Costa Rica, the San José Declaration on Sustainable Hydropower will be drafted following extensive and proactive consultation with a wide range of stakeholders and registrants.
The Declaration will be influenced by the outcomes of influential reports, forums and working groups, including the World Commission on Dams, the IHA Charter for Sustainable Hydropower, the Hydropower Sustainability Tools and the forthcoming Hydropower Sustainability Standard.