1,000 delegates

Decision-makers, experts and innovators


70+ 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 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

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’.



Strategic partners:

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Supporting partners:

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2019

Programme


Take a look at the event programme for the 2019 World Hydropower Congress.

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Early Bird

Registration

Registration is now open with an early bird discount until 18 January.

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Shape the debate

Pre-Congress


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.