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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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The International Hydropower Association (IHA) World Congress continued on Thursday, 23 May, in Kuching, Malaysia. Participants engaged in a plenary session on incorporating sustainability into business practice. Focus sessions took place on climate change and renewable systems. The closing session took place in the afternoon, followed by the IHA General Meeting. The Congress closed at 4:10 pm. Please return to this website on Monday, 27 May 2013, for the IISDRS Summary of the Fourth IHA Congress.

IHA World Congress 2013
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Plenary Session: Incorporating Sustainability into Business Practice

A view of the dais during plenary session (L-R): Barbara Fischer-Aupperle, Voith Hydro, David Crean, Hydro Tasmania, Mark Lovett, Transparency International, and Pablo Cardinale, IFC

Dominik Godde, E.ON Kraftwerke GmbH
Moderator Roger Gill, HydroFocus

Rodolfo Azanza, SN Aboitiz

Mohamad Irwan Aman, Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB)

Barbara Fischer-Aupperle, Voith Hydro

 

 

Barbara Fischer-Aupperle, Voith Hydro, and David Crean, Hydro Tasmania

Pablo Cardinale, IFC

Mark Lovett, Transparency International

 

Focus Session: Climate Change: Four Dimensions of Hydropower

Phillipp Hauser, GDF Suez Latin America, Li Chong, China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC), Tormod Schei, Statkraft AS, and Byman Hamududu, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Zambia

Li Chong, China Three Gorges Corporation (CTGC)

Moderator Fredolin Tangang, Vice-Chair, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

A view of the room during the session on climate change

Participants listening to the presentations

Byman Hamududu, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Zambia

Participants listening to the presentations

Focus Session: Renewable Systems: Sharing Experiences

A view of the dais: Miles Smith, Hydro Tasmania, Óli Grétar Blöndal Sveinsson, Executive Vice President, Landsvirkjun, Andrew Lang, Vice President, World Bioenergy Association, David Renné, President, International Solar Energy Society (ISES)

David Renné, President, ISES
Moderator Christine Lins, Executive Secretary, REN21

A view of the dais during the focus session

Herman Darnel Ibrahim, National Energy Council of Indonesia

 

Closing Session

Bhanu Pokharel, General Secretary, Nepal Hydropower Association, Jacob Irving, President, Canadian Hydropower Association, Alexandre Uhlig, Instituto Acende Brasil, and Nasri Sebayang, Chairman, Indonesian Hydropower Association

Nasri Sebayang, Chairman, Indonesian Hydropower Association
Jacob Irving, President, Canadian Hydropower Association
Alexandre Uhlig, Instituto Acende Brasil
IHA President Refaat Abdel-Malek
Richard Taylor, Executive Director, IHA, and Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, Minister of Resource Planning and Environment II, Minister of Public Utilities, Minister of Industrial Development, Sarawak
Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, Minister of Resource Planning and Environment II, Minister of Public Utilities, Minister of Industrial Development, Sarawak, and Torstein Sjøtveit, CEO, Sarawak Energy Berhard (SEB)

China accepts the baton as host of the next IHA World Congress

Datuk Amar Haji Awang Tengah Ali Hasan, Minister of Resource Planning and Environment II, Minister of Public Utilities, Minister of Industrial Development, Sarawak (center)

Lin Chuxue, speaking on behalf of the Chinese Hydropower Association, Chinese National Committee on Large Dams, and CTGC

ENB writer Qian Cheng shows Lin Chuxue, Executive Vice President, CTGC, a copy of the IHA World Congress Bulletin

Bhanu Pokharel, General Secretary, Nepal Hydropower Association, and IHA President Refaat Abdel-Malek

IHA Central Office Staff

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Sarawak Energy Berhad booth

 
 
 
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