The International Hydropower Association has launched the Mosonyi Award for excellence in hydropower to recognise outstanding contributions to the sector, and is now accepting candidate proposals.

Named after Emil Mosonyi, the founding president of IHA, the Mosonyi Award 2015 recognises individual contributions related to:

  • A long-standing commitment or a recent initiative that has had a major impact;
  • A specific hydropower project, the performance of an organisation or the hydropower sector in general; or
  • An aspect of hydropower sustainability (technical, economic, social or environmental) or a broad-ranging initiative, such as national-level or basin-level strategic planning.

Recipients of the Mosonyi Award will be made honorary IHA members, and invited to the 2015 World Hydropower Congress in Beijing (registration fees will be waived), where the award will be presented.

To propose a candidate for the Mosonyi Award, or to find out more, please visit the IHA website. Deadline for candidate proposals is Friday 19 December 2014.