The 2017 World Hydropower Congress will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the African Union Commission on 9-11 May 2017, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced.

With the central theme of "How to do ‘better hydro’ in a changing world", the 2017 World Hydropower Congress will bring together leaders and specialists to set the course for hydropower’s contribution to future energy and water systems.

Building on the outcomes of the 2015 event in Beijing, the 2017 event will explore a diversity of perspectives and will examine how initiatives of governments, businesses, finance, civil society and academia can advance sustainable development.

"We are proud to be convening the World Hydropower Congress for the first time in Africa", says Richard Taylor, CEO of IHA. "Hydropower’s role is a dynamic that calls for an integrated approach, with a strongly connected sector, and a high level of collaboration. With the right commitments, better hydro will play an even greater role in delivering modern energy and water services in a climate-constrained world."

Organisations wishing to support the 2017 World Hydropower Congress are invited to contact for more information.