Renewables working together

The premier global gathering that brings together policymakers, industry stakeholders and sector analysts.


¡Bienvenida a Costa Rica!

The Government of Costa Rica will host the World Hydropower Congress in San Jose between 23-24 September 2021



Costa Rica 2021

Under the theme ‘Renewables working together’, the World Hydropower Congress will showcase our clean energy future




Leaders, experts and innovators

Learn about new policies, share experiences and develop strategies for strengthening sustainable hydropower

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The World Hydropower Congress brings together leading decision-makers, innovators and experts from industry, government, finance, civil society and academia.

Knowledge sharing, capacity building and stakeholder dialogue are at the heart of this high-level biennial event which is organised by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and supported by more than 40 partner organisations.

Latest News
December 11, 2019

The Government of Costa Rica has been announced as host of the next World Hydropower Congress. The World Hydropower Congress is the leading global event in sustainable hydropower development bringing together decision-makers, experts and innovators to set priorities for the sector. The congress will be held in San José, Costa Rica, under the theme ‘Renewables […]
May 17, 2019

Commitments underpin the renewable energy transition, manage climate risks and champion good practice The seventh World Hydropower Congress concluded in Paris this week with 750 delegates from 70 countries participating. Partner organisations announced a range of initiatives to ensure hydropower projects and assets can bring maximum benefits, when delivered sustainably. The congress, 14-16 May, brought […]
May 16, 2019

The 2019 IHA Blue Planet Prize, which recognises excellence in sustainable hydropower development, has been awarded to the Reventazón Hydropower Plant in Costa Rica. Reventazón is the largest hydropower project in Central America with 305.5 megawatts of installed capacity. Since it came into operation in 2016, the project has led Costa Rica to achieve a […]

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Congress 2019

Hosted in Paris from 14-16 May 2019, the Congress focused on hydropower’s role in delivering on the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals. The event brought together hundreds of leading decision-makers, innovators and experts from more than 70 countries.


Congress 2019 Report

The 2019 World Hydropower Congress Report is a comprehensive account of the world’s most important gathering of hydropower decision makers.


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