The HYDROPOWER EUROPE Forum Consultation Platform

HYDROPOWER EUROPE website imageDetails of the HYDROPOWER EUROPE project can be found through their website at https://hydropwer-europe.eu.The Hydropower Europe project has created a Forum for review, discussion and prioritisation of actions to help deliver a strategic research and innovation agenda and industry roadmap for hydropower in Europe.

This website (https://consultation.hydropower-europe.eu/ – where you are now!) comprises the HYDROPOWER EUROPE Forum Consultation Platform, which is designed to support different types of ‘consultation event’, for example allowing feedback on proposed actions, review of documents, prioritisation of actions etc.

This platform helps to deliver the Hydropower Europe consultation programme:

Through an extensive programme of review and consultation addressing the whole hydropower sector and stakeholders (including construction, production, environmental and social issues), the Hydropower Europe Forum will provide a focal point for reviewing and developing hydropower in Europe, and subsequently European hydropower in the wider world.  Building from the extensive programme of consultation, the Hydropower Europe Forum will develop a strategic research and innovation agenda as well as a roadmap towards implementation of the vision.

The consultation platform is open to any person who would like to participate in some or all of the different consultation events.  In order to participate, you are asked to register your contact details, professional background / expertise and areas of technical interest.  This information is only used for Hydropower Europe consultation activities (see our data management policy here) and helps us to understand how the consultation responses reflect views from across the range of different hydro industry (and other) sectors, from different areas of technical expertise and from different geographic regions or countries.  Our goal is to ensure that the views reflected through the consultation events reflect as wide a range of stakeholders as possible.

Consultee Groups / Access

When you register on the platform your request will be reviewed ‘in person’ before access is granted.  You will then be allocated to a specific consultee group or groups, depending upon your request.  The majority of registrants join the ‘Wider Stakeholder Consultee Group’ (WSG) and will see and receive consultation events intended for open, widespread consideration.

A smaller consultee group focussing on environmental and social-economic challenges experienced by non-governmental organisations has also been created, where some participants chose to respond just to this type of consultation event (NGO event).  

An expert panel (Consultation Expert Panel: CEP) has also been established, with experts representing the many different areas and aspects of hydropower. The CEP participates in the WSG consultation events, as well as additional review and prioritisation activities, which are limited to just the CEP members.

When you access the consultation platform, you will see details related to just those consultee categories that you are registered to.

Registration / Account

You can update your registration details at any time via the ‘My Account’ button.  If you wish to withdraw from the platform, you can also request this at any time.