Hydropower/STEM/Network and Career Building/Professional Network Development

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Professional Network Development

The following websites provide links to hydropower industry professional groups and associations:

  • American Association of Blacks in Energy : Serves as a resource for policy discussion of the economic, social, and political impact of environmental and energy policies on African Americans and other minorities
  • American Society of Civil Engineers : Assists members with building technical skills and professional knowledge while supporting the environment, sustainability, and infrastructure
  • American Public Power Association : Serves as a service organization for the nation's more than 2,000 community-owned, locally controlled, not-for-profit electric utilities
  • Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network (CLEAN) : Works to improve climate and energy literacy locally, regionally, nationally, and globally to enable responsible decisions and actions
  • Edison Electric Institute : Advocates public policy, expands market opportunities, and provides strategic business information
  • Energy and Environment Specialty Group of the American Association of Geographers : Provides a forum for promoting communication and interaction among geographers involved in energy and environmental issues, enhancing the contributions of geographers to energy and environmental research, and assisting in developing related educational curricula
  • Environmental and Energy Study Institute : Works to accelerate the transition to a new, low-emissions economy based on energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Foundation for Water and Energy Education : Provides current and balanced information about hydropower resources in the Northwest
  • Hydropower Development Group : Shares hydropower information on LinkedIn
  • Hydropower Engineering Group on Facebook : Gathers hydropower industry professionals and students from all over the globe
  • Hydropower Foundation : Works to advance hydropower through research and education, ensuring hydropower’s sustainable contribution to a clean energy future
  • International Hydropower Association : Serves as a global network and a recognized presence at international decision-making forums, with members operating in more than 120 countries
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers : Serves as the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity
  • National Hydropower Association : Offers industry information, Congressional updates, access to leaders and colleagues within the industry, and unique networking for professionals in hydropower and marine energy
  • Northwest Hydroelectric Association : Provides a regional voice for the hydropower industry, representing the needs of its membership since 1981
  • Northwest River Partners : Serves not-for-profit, community-owned electric utilities in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Nevada and Wyoming
  • Oregon Department of Energy : Advances solutions to shape an equitable clean energy transition, protect the environment and public health, and responsibly balance energ​y needs and impacts for current and future generations in Oregon
  • Pacific Northwest Waterways Association : Advocates for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers funding and federal policies to support the needs of navigation stakeholders throughout the Northwest
  • United States Society of Large Dams : Serves as a professional organization dedicated to advancing the technology of dams
  • Water Education Colorado Water Educator Network : Supports and connects Colorado’s education and outreach professionals dedicated to advancing understanding about water
  • Waterwheel Factory : Shares knowledge and history of making water-wheels and small turbines

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