Save the Date: 14-16 May 2019Paris


1,000 delegates

Decision-makers, experts and innovators


120 speakers

Covering an array of hydropower sector topics and issues


100 countries

Government ministers, business leaders and civil society


A shared vision

Delivering water and energy to all in a sustainable way
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About

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, France between 14-16 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

Agenda


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’.

This high-level event will chart the course for hydropower development, ensuring that reliable and resilient water and energy systems benefit all.



Strategic partners:

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Supporting partner:

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Early Bird

Registration


Registration will open soon for the 2019 World Hydropower Congress.


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Shape the debate

Pre-Congress

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

Contact us

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IHA announcements

Latest news


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

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Look back

Previous events


Take a look at what was achieved at previous congresses.

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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.