The National Hydropower Association says that due to the impacts and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have decided to cancel Waterpower Week in Washington 2020 and postpone the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) to 2021.
In a statement on its website, NHA said:
“As you know, the safety of our staff and attendees is our primary concern. We also cannot predict the duration of the pandemic. As such, we chose to err on the side of caution and to avoid rescheduling for another date in 2020 that might prove unworkable.
To be sure, planning Waterpower Week and ICOE did not happen in a vacuum. From content development to recruiting moderators, countless members from our industry stepped up to help us develop the best event possible. We appreciate all that you have done and look forward to working with you in the future to make the next conference successful.”
Those already registered for either event will be issued a full refund in the method that payment was submitted. Similarly, industry sponsors and exhibitors will be given the option for full reimbursement or full credit to 2021.
NHA says it is working to identify a date for Waterpower Week and ICOE 2021.
Additionally, NHA’s Northeast Regional Meeting has been postponed to summer but all other regional meetings will continue as scheduled.
NHA is the official supporting association of HYDROVISION International 2020. This event is still scheduled to take place July 14-16 in Minneapolis, Minn., U.S.