Workshop 5

Workshop on climate resilience

Climate resilience and hydropower development

Tuesday 14 May 2019 | 08:30-13:00 | room: Mansart 3 & Ledoux

Hydropower will have a prominent role in achieving the Paris Agreement. Optimising the role of hydropower infrastructure in the provision of climate adaptation services is possible by understanding and assessing the climate-related risks and opportunities.

The forthcoming IHA Hydropower Sector Climate Resilience Guide, which will be launched at the World Hydropower Congress on 15 May 2019, will provide practical guidance to better prepare for an uncertain future and ensure robust and climate resilient hydropower projects.

This training workshop will provide an introduction to the Hydropower Sector Climate Resilience Guide and a walk-through of the steps and activities required to complete a climate risk management plan. The workshop will also include practical examples of how the guide has proven useful to ensure resilient investments.

Workshop objectives:

What is the international guidance to assess climate-related risks and opportunities and ensure the resilience of a hydropower project in the context of climate change?

In this workshop, the audience will be trained in the use of the Hydropower Sector Climate Resilience Guide. Practical examples will show how the guide provides guidance to ensure resilient investments.

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Head, Climate Resilient Investments, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development
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María UBIERNA APARICIO (moderator)

Hydropower Specialist, International Hydropower Association
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Patrick RAY

University of Cincinnati
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Asphota WASTI

University of Cincinnati
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Martin FUCHS

Head of Hydro Consulting, Pöyry Austria
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Associate, Alpage
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Pravin KARKI

Global Lead Hydropower and Dams, World Bank Group