COST Action EU für nachhaltige Wasserkraft



I am honored and pleased to be part of the COST Action CA 21104 on the Pan-European Network for Sustainable Hydropower as a Member of the Management Committee and the Core Group. And happy to also represent gender and stakeholder issues in Working Group 5 "Holistic assessment and stakeholders" under the lead of Dr. Marina Cerpinska from Riga University, Latvia.

This Action's first major venue after its kick-off in September 2022, was Training School 1, held in Timisoara, Romania, in May 2023.

Students selected through an application process had to undergo theory and practice: beyond the introduction to the work of the Action they ran a full-day training on the Hydropower Sustainability Standard, to work from that basis into a practical application through plants visited on another full day.

The enthusiasm and thrill in the participants' collaboration, as in the results presented by all of them at the end of 4 days, was second to none!

I myself was thrilled also about the opportunity of training on the Standard together with Professor Jian-hua Meng from Konstanz University, Germany, whom I knew long as an absolute expert in this field and - like me - a long-term contributor to the development of the Standard and a chamber head (me a member) of the governance body for the Standard, the HSA (Hydropower Sustainability Alliance)


The main objective of this Action is to establish a Pan-European network for sustainable, digitalised hydropower contributing to the Clean Energy Transition (CET). CET is a united network of researchers, engineers, scholars, and other stakeholders, such as representatives from industry, policy and civil society, to facilitate close collaboration among European research groups through projects supporting sustainable hydropower.

Interested to participate? Learn more under this link COST Pan-European Network