Ignoring Risks: A Hydropower Industry Wake-up Call

From Water Power Magazine
By Kurt Miller
Northwest Public Power Association

For the past five years, I’ve worked as a hydropower advocate, which has given me some great opportunities. For instance, I was a keynote speaker at the Hydropower International Conference in 2022 and CEATI’s Hydropower Conference in 2023. I even graced the January 2023 cover of Hydro Leader Magazine. However, between these enjoyable moments, I’ve witnessed a concerning trend: the powerful influence of anti-hydropower advocacy groups.

This realization prompts me to address a crucial issue: the failure of much of the hydropower industry to recognize the imminent risks it faces. This concern became apparent with the recent release of the third annual “Ear of the River” survey within the hydropower sector. Read the rest of the article here.