- 28 Apr 2020 - 29 Apr 2020
- Westvest 7, 2611 AX Delft
IHE Delft is organizing an exciting workshop addressing the question: Can hydropower be sustainable? It will take place on 28 and 29 April 2020 in Delft, the Netherlands, and will address key issues relating to the sustainability of hydropower.
Unfortunately, due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and the resulting restrictions, we are postponing our Sustainable Hydropower workshop. We will communicate the new date as soon as it is planned, this will most probably be after August.
Sustainability of hydropower
Issues relating to the sustainability of hydropower include:
- criteria that could be used to comprehensively determine the sustainability of hydropower and its different dimensions of sustainability (environmental, economic, social, cultural, etc.);
- approaches for assessing the sustainability of hydropower projects based on such criteria to determine whether hydropower is the best possible option for a given context;
- technological advances to mitigate potential negative effects of hydropower and their respective effectiveness in different hydrological, environmental and socioeconomic contexts;
- limitations of such technological innovations and implications on hydropower decisions, planning and management;
- legal and institutional frameworks relevant for ensuring sustainable hydropower planning and management and the compliance with rules and standards;
- scientific approaches for monitoring the impacts of hydropower – especially in regions of limited data availability and/or technical capacity;
- means for including all stakeholders for ensuring participatory management and planning of hydropower projects.
Registration and other information
The workshop programme can be downloaded on the right. Register to this workshop by sending an email to secretariatWSE[at]un-ihe.org with "Sustainable Hydropower workshop" in the email subject.
Information on how IHE Delft can be reached is available through this link.
This workshop is supported by: