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HYDROPOWER EUROPE consults stakeholders in regional workshops

28/08/2019

HydropowerHydropower in Europe is undergoing a great number of future challenges. To face this unique set of policy, environmental, societal, technological and market challenges, the hydropower sector needs to become more cost competitive and find novel approaches to future development in accordance with environmental and social demand.

The HYDROPOWER EUROPE project is built on the ambition to achieve a Research and Innovation Agenda (R&IA) and a Strategic Industry Roadmap (SIR) for the hydropower sector, based on the synthesis of technical fora and transparent public debates through a forum that gathers all relevant stakeholders of the hydropower sector. Through a 3-year consultation process which includes wider online, expert workshops and a series of regional and Brussels based events, HYDROPOWER EUROPE will collect views and inputs of stakeholders from all the different sectors and topics of hydropower (hydro industry and engineering, finance and insurance investors, policy-makers at the national and EU-level, research academia, civil society, etc).

A key step of this consultation process is the series of 3 regional workshops organised to gather the feedback of regional stakeholders on specific hydropower issues and that will take place in 3 different climatic regions.

The main objectives of these workshops will be to:

  • Allow more dialogue with regional stakeholders (identify the difficulties, the potential solutions, etc);
  • Address specific regional issues (political, social, environmental aspects, funding needs at national and EU levels).
  • Gather inputs from hydropower stakeholders on the two main documents (RIA and SIR).

EERA’s Joint Programme on Hydropower is collaborating with HYDROPOWER EUROPE and participating particularly in the first of the following workshops:

  • Nordic regional workshop: 28-29th August 2019, Sweden
  • Alpine regional workshop: 11-12th September 2019, Switzerland
  • Mediterranean regional workshop: 30th September – 1st October 2019, Greece

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