Special events


Events running between 14 -16 focus on giving delegates the opportunity to expand their networks and acknowledging excellence.

Monday 13 May


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By invitation only

Hydropower sustainability governance committee

10:00 – 12:00

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By invitation only

Hydropower sustainability assessment council

18:00 – 20:00



Tuesday 14 May


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By invitation only

High-level consultative meeting


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By invitation only

Fellow members welcome reception

13:00 – 13:45



Wednesday 15 May


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Evening event

Dinner & awards

19:00 – 21:10



IHA Young Researcher Award

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IHA Blue Planet Prize Award

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Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower

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Thursday 16 May


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Networking event

Women in Hydropower: Networking Lunch

12:30 – 14:00

Gender diversity drives innovation, opens new pathways for technology deployment, brings fresh perspectives to the development of societies and attracts and retains a richer pool of talent.

This networking event, organised in partnership with the Global Women’s Network for the Energy Transition (GWNET), is the first in a series to empower female professionals in the hydropower industry. It will discuss drivers in addressing gender imbalances in the hydropower sector and promoting gender sensitive action around the energy transition to strengthen the entire industry.