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International Hydropower Association (IHA) World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower 2013

21-24 May 2013 | Kuching, Malaysia

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On Monday, 20 May 2013, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) began convening preliminary events in Kuching, Malaysia, leading up the opening of the IHA World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower. Throughout the day a workshop convened on Hydropower and Regional Development, organized by the IHA, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank.

On Tuesday, 21 May 2013, the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Council held their general meeting and the IHA Consultative Council also convened. Many participants participated in a networking tour, which took place at Sarawak Cultural Village. In the evening the Congress Offical Opening, hosted by the Government of Sarawak, took place at the Dewan Undangan Negeri, the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly.

IHA World Congress 2013
Funding for coverage of this Congress has been provided by the IHA
State Dinner: Official Opening of the IHA World Congress 2013

IHA President Refaat Abdel-Malek (left) and Chief Minister of Sarawak Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib bin Mahmud (center)

 

Networking Tour
Delegates receive passports to get stamped at the different longhouses in Sarawak Cultural Village
Traditional drummers welcome delegates to Sarawak Cultural Village
Delegates cross a traditional bamboo bridge at Sarawak Cultural Village.
Yongping Ai and Zhang Jiawei, Harbin Electric Machinery Company Ltd., China, on the networking tour.
Music lessons were provided to participants.
Qian Gangliang, Hydrochina Corporation, crossing the traditional bridge.
The Rumah Bidayah is a traditional headhunters house.
A tour guide explains the cultural significance of the Rumah Bidayah to participants.
Gael Bozec, BOZEC International, and Guoju Zhang, Dongfang Electric Machinery Company, Ltd.

Dalip Dua, Krishna Hydro Project, India, and Deepak Raunair, Hydroelectricity Investment and Development Company, admire the Rumah Iban longhouse.

Daniel Fritsch, Electricité de France, with an Iban cultural interpreter.
Iban longhouse
Offerings to traditional spirits protect the longhouse.
The tour guide explains elements of the Sarawak Cultural Village.
Inside the Rumah Iban longhouse
Dalip Dua, Krishna Hydro Projects, India, Di Wu, Harbin Electric Machinery Company Ltd., China, Xuez Hong Zu, Ecofish Research Ltd., and Egil Skøien, E-CO Energi AS, listen to an explanation of the cultural significance of the Rumah Iban.
 
A cultural interpreter makes traditional cookies for sale.
Gael Bozec, BOZEC International, with an Iban cultural interpreter.
Traditional Iban weaving
Passport stamping
A tour guide explains the symbolic meaning of Iban textiles.
A tour guide explains elements of Iban culture.
Signs guided participants to the various sites at the Sarawak Cultural Village.
Traditional tattoo making equipment

Katai Kachasa, Lunsenfwa Hydropower, Zambia, sits in front of the tree of life painting at the Orang Ulu longhouse.

Antonio Fonseco Dos Santos, Brookfield, during the jungle trek.
An Iban guide explains elements of the rainforest.
Rare pitcher plants were a highlight of the jungle trek.
A guide explains the structure and habitat of carnivorous pitcher plants.
Alexandre Uhlig, Instituto Acende, Brazil, and Antonio Fonseco Dos Santos, Brookfield
 
Participants learn a traditional dance at Sarawak Cultural Village.
A participant watches others learn a traditional dance.
Other participants learned traditional beading methods.
 
The Orang Ulu longhouse
A view of the Sarawak Cultural Village
A view inside one of the many longhouses.
The Melanau tall house

Some of the participants during the networking tour

Dancers will Congress participants during the cultural show at Sarawak Cultural Village.

 

Chandelier mimics the carnivorous pitcher plants found in the jungle.
 
IHA
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*Congress website

*Congress programme

*Hydropower and Regional Development Workshop

*Pre-Congress events

*Post-Congress study tour


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*IISD RS coverage of the High Level Meeting on Energy and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, 9 April 2013, Oslo, Norway

*IISD RS coverage of the High-Level Consultation on Water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, 21-22 March 2013, The Hague, Netherlands

*IISD RS coverage of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Consultation on Water: Water Resources Management and Wastewater Management and Water Quality, 27-28 February 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS coverage of the Doha Climate Change Conference - November 2012, 26 November - 7 December 2012, Doha, Qatar

*IISD RS coverage of the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP11) of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 6-13 July 2012, Bucharest, Romania

*IISD RS coverage of Rio+20, 13-22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*IISD RS coverage of the Second Session of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and IRENA's High-Level Pacific Leaders Meeting, 13-15 January 2012, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

*IISD RS coverage of the IHA 2011 World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower, 13-17 June 2011, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

*IISD RS summary report of the World Water Day 2011 (WWD 2011) – Water for Cities – Responding to the Urban Challenge, 22 March 2011, Cape Town, South Africa (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of the IHA 2009 World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower, 23-26 June 2009, Reykjavik, Iceland

*IISD RS coverage of the IHA 2007 World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower, 29-31 May 2007, Antalya, Turkey

*IISD RS archive of meetings on water, oceans, and wetlands

*IISD RS archive of meetings on climate change

*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings

*Energy-L - A mailing list for news on energy policy

*Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Sustainable Energy Activities

*Water-L - A news and announcement list on water policy issues

*Water Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Activities Addressing Sustainable Water and Sanitation

*Climate-L - A mailing list for news on climate change policy

*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Activities Contributing to International Sustainable Development

*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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International Hydropower Association (IHA) World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower 2013

21-24 May 2013 | Kuching, Malaysia

On Monday, 20 May 2013, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) began convening preliminary events leading up the opening of the IHA World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower. Throughout the day a workshop convened on Hydropower and Regional Development, organized by the IHA, the Asian Development Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, the International Finance Corporation and the World Bank.

On Tuesday, 21 May 2013, the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Council held their general meeting and the IHA Consultative Council also convened. Many participants participated in a networking tour, which took place at Sarawak Cultural Village. In the evening the Congress Offical Opening, hosted by the Government of Sarawak, took place at the Dewan Undangan Negeri, the Sarawak State Legislative Assembly.

IHA World Congress 2013
Funding for coverage of this Congress has been provided by the HIA
State Dinner: Official Opening of the IHA World Congress 2013

IHA President Refaat Abdel Malek (left) and Chief Minister of Sarawak Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib bin Mahmud (center) and

 
Delegates from the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank
 
Burhan Gafoor, Singapore
 
Delegates from the African Union Commission and the African Development Bank
 
Burhan Gafoor, Singapore

Richard Taylor, IHA

Networking Tour
Delegates receive passports to get stamped at the different longhouses in Sarawak Cultural Village
Traditional drummers welcome delegates to Sarawak Cultural Village
Delegates cross a traditional bamboo bridge at Sarawak Cultural Village.
Yongping Ai and Jiang Chen, Harbin Electricity Company Ltd., China, on the networking tour.
Music lessons were provided to participants.
Qian Gong Liang, HydroChina, crossing the traditional bridge.
The Rumah Bidayah is a traditional headhunters house.
A tour guide explains the cultural significance of the Rumah Bidayah to participants.
Gael Bozec, BOZEC International, and Guoju Zhang, Dongfang Electric Machinery Company, Ltd.

Dalip Dua, Krishna Hydro Project, India, and Deepak Ravnair, Hydroelectricity Investment and Development Company, admire the Rumah Iban longhouse.

Daniel Fritsch, Electricité de France, with an Iban cultural interpreter.
Iban longhouse
Offerings to traditional spirits protect the longhouse.
The tour guide explains elements of the Sarawak Cultural Village.
Inside the Rumah Iban longhouse
 
 
A cultural interpreter makes traditional cookies for sale.
Gael Bozec, BOZEC International, with an Iban cultural interpreter.
Traditional Iban weaving.
passport stamping
A tour guide explains the symbolic meaning of Iban textiles.
A tour guide explains elements of Iban culture.
Signs guided participants to the various sites at the Sarawak Cultural Village.
Traditional tattoo making equipment.

Katai Kachasa, Lunsenfwa Hydropower, Zambia, sits in front of the tree of life painting at the Orang Ulu longhouse.

Antonio Fonseco Dos Santos, Brookfield, during the jungle trek.
An Iban guide explains elements of the rainforest.
 
Rare pitcher plants were a highlight of the jungle trek.
A guide explains the structure and habitat of carnivorous pitcher plants.
Alexandre Uhlig, Instituto Acende, Brazil, and Antonio Fonseco Dos Santos, Brookfield
 
Participants learn a traditional dance at Sarawak Cultural Village.
A participant watches others learn a traditional dance.
Other participants learned traditional beading methods.
 
The Orang Ulu longhouse.
A view of the Sarawak Cultural Village.
A view inside one of the many longhouses.
The Melanau tall house.

Some of the participants during the networking tour

Dancers with Congress participants during the cultural show at Sarawak Cultural Village.

 

Chandelier mimics the carnivorous pitcher plants found in the jungle.
 
Daily web coverage (click on the following links to see our daily web pages)
Related Links
Congress resources

*Congress website

*Congress programme

*Hydropower and Regional Development Workshop

*Pre-Congress events

*Post-Congress study tour


IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the High Level Meeting on Energy and the Post-2015 Development Agenda, 9 April 2013, Oslo, Norway

*IISD RS coverage of the High-Level Consultation on Water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, 21-22 March 2013, The Hague, Netherlands

*IISD RS coverage of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Consultation on Water: Water Resources Management and Wastewater Management and Water Quality, 27-28 February 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS coverage of the Doha Climate Change Conference - November 2012, 26 November - 7 December 2012, Doha, Qatar

*IISD RS coverage of the Eleventh meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP11) of the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands, 6-13 July 2012, Bucharest, Romania

*IISD RS coverage of Rio+20, 13-22 June 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

*IISD RS coverage of the Second Session of the Assembly of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and IRENA's High-Level Pacific Leaders Meeting, 13-15 January 2012, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE)

*IISD RS coverage of the IHA 2011 World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower, 13-17 June 2011, Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil

*IISD RS summary report of the World Water Day 2011 (WWD 2011) – Water for Cities – Responding to the Urban Challenge, 22 March 2011, Cape Town, South Africa (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of the IHA 2009 World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower, 23-26 June 2009, Reykjavik, Iceland

*IISD RS coverage of the IHA 2007 World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower, 29-31 May 2007, Antalya, Turkey

*IISD RS archive of meetings on water, oceans, and wetlands

*IISD RS archive of meetings on climate change

*IISD RS archive of sustainable development meetings

*Energy-L - A mailing list for news on energy policy

*Sustainable Energy Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Sustainable Energy Activities

*Water-L - A news and announcement list on water policy issues

*Water Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Activities Addressing Sustainable Water and Sanitation

*Climate-L - A mailing list for news on climate change policy

*Climate Change Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Activities Addressing Global Climate Change Policy

*Sustainable Development Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of Activities Contributing to International Sustainable Development

*SDG - A mailing list for news on sustainable development policy

*Linkages Update - Bi-weekly international environment and sustainable development news
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