David SAMUEL, 
International Hydropower Association


World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris


Speaker biography

David Samuel is part of the knowledge building team at the International Hydropower Association (IHA), where he has been since October 2017. His work focuses on building and sharing knowledge on global hydropower, working on topics such as plant modernisation and regional interconnection.

Before joining IHA, David worked for almost four years as development engineer at a global engineering consultancy, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, in thermal power generation, and spent a year at Highview Power Storage.

At WSP, David focused on plant performance, cost and due diligence studies of IPP power projects, typically combined cycle gas turbines (CCGT), and also on techno-economic analysis for the UK Industry Decarbonisation Roadmaps 2050. At Highview, he worked on thermo-mechanical storage innovation.

David previously completed a traineeship at the European Investment Bank (EIB) and holds a master’s degree from the UCL Energy Institute.