On 24-25th of April 2012, the Small Hydro 2012 Conference was held in Toronto, Canada. Ms. Lara Esser, Senior Programme Officer of the Multilateral Development Division of ICSHP attended this conference as a speaker.
She presented some of the preliminary results of the “World Small Hydropower Development Report 2011” by giving an overview of the SHP activities and opportunities in the various sub-regions of this world. The audience was very interested and many are looking forward to the report. Several delegates are also planning on visiting IC-SHP in Hangzhou while visiting China in the near future.
Ms. Esser also enjoyed to finally meet two report contributors in person: Prof. Arun Kumar from India who wrote the India country report and Southern Asia regional report) and Mr. Kearon Bennett from Ottawa, Canada, who is co-author of the Canada country report.