Student Energy and International Hydropower Association join forces to power youth integration into the sustainable hydropower community

Eddie Rich, CEO of IHA, and Helen Watts, Executive Director of Student Energy signed an agreement today for a partnership focused on engaging youth in the essential role of sustainable hydropower development as part of the sustainable energy transition.  

The partnership will provide opportunities for the Student Energy’s youth members to connect with the International Hydropower Association membership for knowledge sharing, career development, advocacy, mentorship and networking opportunities.

The agreement was signed as part of the COP28 Summit.  

Helen Watts commented:

“Youth are at the forefront of the sustainable energy transition and must be empowered and to be agents of change. We are excited to partner with the IHA to ensure that young people who are working towards sustainable and just hydropower solutions have access to the industry knowledge, tools and networks they need to drive action within the sector”

Eddie Rich commented:

“Sustainable hydropower is a clean, green, modern and affordable solution to climate change. With this partnership with Student Energy we hope to help mobilise a new generation of sustainable hydropower specialists to help double capacity by 2050.”

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