Save the Date: 14-16 May 2019Paris

1,000 delegates

Decision-makers, experts and innovators

100 countries

Government ministers, business leaders and civil society

A shared vision

Delivering water and energy to all in a sustainable way


Congress 2019

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

The seventh congress will be held in Paris from 14 to 16 May 2019. The event is organised by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and hosted in partnership with UNESCO’s International Hydrological Programme.

Climate and SDGs


The 2019 Congress will focus on hydropower’s role in delivering the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, under the theme ‘The Power of Water in a Sustainable, Interconnected World’.

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Take a look at the event programme for 2019.

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Early Bird


Registration will open soon for the 2019 World Hydropower Congress.

Shape the debate


Contact IHA to participate in a pre-congress event and help to shape the agenda.

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IHA announcements

Latest news

Keep up-to-date with all Congress-related news and announcements.

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Watch: Highlights from Congress 2017

Last Congress

Highlights from 2017

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