IHA names 18 leaders elected to its board

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Eighteen leaders from across the global hydropower sector have been elected to the International Hydropower Association’s board.

The new board will begin its two-year mandate on Oct. 21, 2021, and will help shape and guide IHA’s work at a crucial time in the clean energy transition.

Candidates competed in six geographical regions, electing a diverse range of hydropower experts with a wealth of experience.

“I would like to congratulate all of our Board members, especially those newly elected. Their experience and knowledge spanning a wide breadth of the hydropower sector will help establish sustainable hydropower as not just a powerhouse of today, but a technology of the future,” said IHA Chief Executive Eddie Rich. “We have a big job ahead of us. Sustainable hydropower is vital in reaching net zero commitments around the world. This new board will help shape and drive forward the role of hydropower in the fight against climate change.”

Once the board is constituted in October 2021, it will select the president of IHA and up to six vice presidents.

The members elected to IHA’s Board are:

Africa: Engr. Lamu Audu and Anton-Louis Olivier

America, South: Roger Gill and Gil Maranhão Neto

America, North and Central: Colin Clark, Herbie Johnson and Lynn St-Laurent

Asia, East and Pacific: Karen Atkinson, Tammy Chu, Mrs Li Li, He Shengming, and Sharbini Suhaili

Asia, South and Central: Anton Butmanov and Arun Kumar

Europe: Jon Ulrik Haaheim, Pascal Radue, Óli Grétar Blöndal Sveinsson and Uwe Wehnhardt

IHA’s biennial World Hydropower Congress will be a virtual event, held Sept. 7 through 24, 2021. Four of the congress sessions will be made available to attendees at HYDROVISION International next month in Spokane, Wash., U.S.

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Elizabeth Ingram is content director for the Hydro Review website and HYDROVISION International. She has more than 17 years of experience with the hydroelectric power industry. Follow her on Twitter @ElizabethIngra4 .

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