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World Hydropower Congress 2019

The World Hydropower Congress brings together industry, government, finance, academia and civil society to set priorities for the future direction of the hydropower sector. 

The seventh Congress, organised by the International Hydropower Association (IHA), is to be hosted in partnership with UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme

With the theme of ‘The Power of Water in a Sustainable, Interconnected World’, the biennial event in May 2019 will focus on hydropower’s role in delivering on the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals


Information for delegates:

Up to 100 countries are expected to be represented at the Congress. Details on registration, the agenda and speakers will be announced in the coming months. Contact us to express your interest in participating in or sponsoring the Congress.

News and announcements:

13 June 2018 - Plans for World Hydropower Congress presented to UNESCO governing body

22 May 2018 - Beijing forum: hydropower seen as integral to future energy systems

14 May 2018 - UNESCO event marks one year until seventh World Hydropower Congress

10 November 2017 - Paris to host World Hydropower Congress in May 2019

2017 Congress

The last World Hydropower Congress was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in May 2017. Learn more

For a summary of discussions download the 2017 World Hydropower Congress Report.  

2017 World Hydropower Congress: highlights from Addis Ababa


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