Consultation Goals and Process

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 provides 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 is developing a strategic Research and Innovation Agenda as well as a Strategic Industry Roadmap towards implementation of the vision.  For more information see 'about HYDROPOWER EUROPE'

The diagram below provides an overview of the consultation and drafting process.  This programme of work runs for 36 months and involves many cycles of consultation and expert review leading to the production of the Research and Innovation Agenda (RIA) and the Strategic Industry Roadmap (SIR).  These documents will define the future direction of hydropower development in Europe.

Final copies of the RIA and SIR are planned to be available in January 2022.  Early drafts and working copies which show how the content is evolving through the consultation programme can be found here.