The HYDROPOWER EUROPE forum has launched an online consultation for stakeholders from the hydropower sector, policy-makers, civil society and academia.
The initiative, which is supported by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme, aims to gather inputs from the hydropower community to define a Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and a Technology Roadmap for Europe.
The agenda and roadmap will aim to guide funding authorities, in particular the European Commission, to prioritise support where it is most needed, to assist the hydropower sector to adapt to the constantly evolving energy system.
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is part of the multi-partner consortium that created the HYDROPOWER EUROPE forum.
Consultation events will take place over the next two years. This consultation process aims to involve all interested stakeholders to ensure that views are taken into account in developing the way forward for the European hydropower community.
All stakeholders who would like to contribute to this process can register their details along with some initial feedback, through the HYDROPOWER EUROPE Consultation Platform: https://consultation.hydropower-europe.eu/hydropower-europe-consultation-programme/
Stakeholders are encouraged to register before 6 March, so their initial feedback can be included in the first round of stakeholder analysis.
A wider consultation process will be undertaken during the following 24 months through various online consultation events combined with a series of regional workshops, including meetings in Lullea (Sweden), Lausanne (Switzerland), Crete (Greece) and Brussels.