Senior Sustainability Specialist,
International Hydropower Association

World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris


Speaker biography

João Costa is the Senior Sustainability Specialist at the International Hydropower Association (IHA). Since he joined IHA in 2017, he has worked on the development of a suite of tools to guide and measure sustainability performance, with a focus on environmental protection, community engagement and economic benefits associated with a project.

João takes a leading role in managing capacity-building projects and delivering training to promote good practice in sustainable hydropower.

He has previously worked as a civil engineer on numerous international projects, including hydropower and other infrastructure schemes in Portugal, UK and the Middle East.

João holds an MPhil in engineering for sustainable development from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in civil engineering from Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon.