Sustainability Specialist,
International Hydropower Association

World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris


Speaker biography

Alain Kilajian is a Sustainability Specialist at the International Hydropower Association, where he has been since March 2019. He works with the team on developing and implementing a suite of sustainability tools which provide guidance to the hydropower sector as well as a means for assessing a project’s performance.

Alain also takes a supporting role in delivering training and managing capacity building projects to drive sustainable hydropower development worldwide, especially in francophone countries.

He has experience working as an environmental scientist on multiple international projects, including analysing the environmental and social impacts of mining on agricultural communities in Thailand as a Fulbright Scholar and developing regional nutrient reduction strategies in the Mississippi River Basin with the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Alain holds an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge and a BA in Earth and Environmental Sciences from the University of Pennsylvania.