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The 2nd wider Stakeholder Consultation is now open!

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On 28th July 2020, HYDROPOWER EUROPE launched its second online consultation which aims to establish priorities for the proposed research and innovation actions listed within the two main documents: the Research & Innovation Agenda (RIA) and the Strategic Industry Roadmap (SIR).

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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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How can you participate in HYDROPOWER EUROPE consultation?

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All stakeholders are invited to participate in the HYDROPOWER EUROPE forum. Two online consultations and three regional workshop consultations have already been organized last year, providing a wealth of ideas for innovation and industrial actions for the hydropower sector in the coming decades. 

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The European Green Deal: What is the role of hydropower?

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A series of articles introduces experts opinion on the current issues of the hydropower sector. Prof. Dr. Anton J. SCHLEISS and Dr. Jean-Jacques FRY, explain how hydropower is shaping the energy transition in Europe.

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Experts opinion: What can local communities expect from hydropower?

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A series of articles presents experts opinion on the current issues of the hydropower sector. To begin with, HYDROPOWER EUROPE introduces you to the topic of involvement of the local communities. No one doubts hydropower's green credentials, but to gain acceptance it must bring direct benefits for local people. Prof. Dr. Anton J. SCHLEISS and Dr. Jean-Jacques FRY bring the light into the benefits and disadvantages of hydropower for the local communities.

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Experts gather to define research and innovation priorities for the future of Europe’s Hydropower industry

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On 25th March 2020, HYDROPOWER EUROPE invited experts from the hydropower industry to participate in the Second Expert Panel Consultation to help define a common Research and Innovation Agenda and Strategic Industry Roadmap.

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RENEXPO 2019

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The event provided an overview of ongoing initiatives and projects on (small) hydropower to address both domestic and world market developments. The speakers highlighted project results and showed how national associations, their members and other stakeholders can engage and benefit from these activities and project results.

The goal of HYDROPOWER EUROPE’s participation was to connect with other EU funded projects. The project was presented to an international audience. Better connections between HPE and other EU funded projects were achieved.

HYDROPOWER EUROPE on the 6th International Hydropower Conference Western Balkans

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REECO gathered the regional key market players, international industry and investors in cooperation with local authorities and international associations for lively discussions. The aim of the event was to show a wide audience the developments happening in the hydropower industry in Southeastern Europe, to cultivate old contacts and establish new ones. Speakers from various countries showcased the best practice examples, their latest innovations and challenges.

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HYDROPOWER EUROPE visited ITCOLD in Palermo

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ITCOLD, the Italian Committee on Large Dams, set up a Working Group to assess how dam owners’ actions addressed to the sustainable host territories development are perceived by the other stakeholders present in the same territory. The main aim of the ITCOLD activity is to facilitate the dialogue and the intercommunication between two worlds that often have conflictual or even opposite interests.

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HYDROPOWER EUROPE presented at the Opening Session of HYDRO 2019 in Porto, Portugal

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During the opening session of the Hydro 2019 conference: Concept to closure: Practical steps in Porto, Portugal, 14 October 2019. Prof. Anton Schleiss and Jean-Jacques Fry were invited to present in a keynote address the latest results of the HYDROPOWER EUROPE project.

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