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World Water Day 2021

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World Water Day will be held on the 22nd of March 2021. It is an annual United Nations Observance focusing on the importance of freshwater, coordinated by UN-Water and led by one or more UN-Water Members and Partners with a related mandate.

A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030. It is also an opportunity to draw attention to the contribution of hydropower taking action to tackle the global water crisis. World Water Day aims at raising awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water. It is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis.

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Watch the video presented at INCOLD Symposium 2021

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On the 24th - 27th of February 2021, INCOLD hosted a Symposium on the Sustainable Development of Dams and River Basins. During the plenary session, Anton Schleiss took the opportunity to present the HYDROPOWER EUROPE Forum with a talk entitled Hydropower and dams as a catalyst for the energy transition in Europe.

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HYDROPOWER EUROPE hosted a roundtable for European NGOs

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On the 19th of January 2021, over 20 representatives from non-governmental organisations met together with the HYDROPOWER EUROPE Forum to address the environmental and socio-economic challenges that European countries are facing at an online roundtable. 

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HydroES 2021 - Hydropower and Environmental Sustainability

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Abstract Submission - Deadline Extension

The HydroES 2021 abstract submission deadline has been extended to 7th December 2021.

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Cluster workshop of European hydropower projects

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The management team of Hydropower Europe project represented by Anton SCHLEISS, Lead of Hydropower Europe, and Jean-Jacques FRY, President of the European Club of the International Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD), participated in the workshop organised by INEA which connected European hydropower projects.

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Key hydropower sector stakeholders met to shape hydropower’s role in the clean energy transition

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On 12th and 13th October 2020, over 160 hydropower industry, civil society and policy representatives met to answer technical, environmental and social challenges for hydropower as a catalyst for the clean energy transition in Europe at a HYDROPOWER EUROPE online event.

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HYDROPOWER EUROPE presents ‘Hydropower Technologies: The State of the Art’

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Hydropower experts have combined their knowledge to publish an 87-page document detailing the current state of the art in hydropower technologies and techniques.  This review establishes a baseline reference from which future R&D actions are being developed and prioritised.

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HYDROPOWER EUROPE Interactive Workshop: Hydropower seeking its role in the clean energy transition

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Registration is now open for this unique online event, which is scheduled for 09:00-12:00 on 12th and 13th October 2020.  Participation is free of charge.

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The launch of the 2nd wider Stakeholder Consultation

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HYDROPOWER EUROPE launched its second online consultation programme at the end of July, which aims to establish priorities for the proposed research and innovation actions identified within the two main documents: the Research & Innovation Agenda (RIA) and the Strategic Industry Roadmap (SIR). Register on the Consultation Platform before the end of October 2020 to participate and help steer the future of hydropower in Europe. 

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Lessons learnt from the first wider stakeholder process

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HYDROPOWER EUROPE Consultation Expert Panel gathered feedback received from the first wider stakeholder process in order to provide the recommendations concern the Research and Innovation Agenda (RIA) and Strategic Industry Roadmap (SIR). The first wider stakeholder process included the online consultation and the three regional workshops which were held during summer and autumn 2019.

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