Independent Consultant

World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris


Speaker biography

Joerg Hartmann works as an independent consultant supporting project developers, banks, NGOs and regulators to improve sustainability and reduce the risks of hydropower. As part of this, he has participated in and led many protocol assessments.

Previously, he was with Germany’s development bank, KfW, from 1996 to 2007. He worked on water and natural resource management, and in his last three years, became country director for Tanzania and chaired the water donors group.

From 2007 to 2011, he led WWF’s global hydropower and water security work, both at the policy level and through field support for WWF’s river basin programmes. Joerg was also a member of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Forum between 2007 and 2010, and chaired the Governance Committee of the multi-stakeholder Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Council from 2011 to 2013.

Joerg holds a PhD in environmental and development economics, and has worked on sustainable water and energy development in more than 40 countries.