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News IHA World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower Bulletin - Vol. 139 No. 1

The International Hydropower Association (IHA) World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower convened at the Talya Convention Centre, Antalya, Turkey, from 29-31 May 2007. The congress was preceded by a training course on hydropower sustainability assessment, held on 27 May, and a field and networking tour of the Manavgat River Basin, held on 28 May. A hydropower exhibition also took place concurrently with the congress. The event was the IHA’s inaugural international congress, providing a forum for dialogue between hydropower companies, investment and development banks, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and other stakeholders involved in the development and operation of hydropower projects for discussion of: technical hydropower innovation; social and environmental performance; the role of the public and private sectors; social responsibility; and certification of good practice in the hydropower sector. This report consists of a brief history of the IHA and multilateral energy initiatives, and a summary of congress proceedings.

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News date 04/06/2007
Working language(s) ENGLISH