Ms Chantel Niebuhr from the Department of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology was recently granted attendance to the World Hydropower Congress in Paris, which took place on 14 until 16 May 2019 as part of the IHA young researcher award prize. The Congress focused on the theme "the Power of Water in a Sustainable, Interconnected World" thus focusing on hydropower's role in delivering on the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Three awards are granted during this Congress, which takes place every two years, recognizing relevant work done globally in the hydropower field. One of these awards is the IHA (International Hydropower Association) Young Researcher award, which rewards emerging talent in the hydropower sector. Candidates were required to submit their papers for consideration if this Award. Four shortlisted candidates were invited to attend the Congress and have their work published on the IHA website with a full author profile.
Ms Niebuhr says she felt privileged to be one of the shortlisted candidates and honored to receive a certificate at the Award Ceremony in Paris.
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