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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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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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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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Press Release: 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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