Education Approach

Single Article Template

NHA is creating a unique educational program for Clean Currents—this is how it's being developed ...

Education Approach

During the planning phases when we were envisioning this all-new waterpower industry experience, NHA solicited input from members and non-members on industry event wants and needs. When people shared with us their perceptions of education opportunities at other national events, it became clear that there was a need to develop a well-rounded program not limited to technical content. People wanted to experience relevant content that remains dynamic and helps answer the challenges of our ever-changing industry.

To continue in the spirit of industry involvement and assure that content for the event answers the needs of the industry, NHA staff has sought the guidance, input, and counsel of NHA member companies, the industry at large, and those that influence, regulate, and affect the industry. We have organized topic-based working groups of representatives; discussions and sharing among these groups ensure the industry’s most vital topics continue to rise to the surface.

Education Approach

The working groups are encouraged to focus on topics that would lead to sharing technical best practices in a variety of disciplines. To expand beyond technical content, our program will also include ‘how to’-type sessions to help asset owners improve operations and management and apply innovation that will:

  • reduce costs;
  • increase flexibility;
  • and support additional clean renewable power generation.

Most importantly, NHA feels that as your industry voice and advocate, it is our responsibility to transform your input into conference content, versus relying on industry professionals like yourself to “do the heavy lifting.” NHA staff will do the work to build an exciting program so you can remain focused on your core duties. 

In addition to getting the topics “right,” NHA is committed to delivering content in compelling ways to create an educational experience unique to Clean Currents. Our objective is to offer a variety of learning formats including:

Hands-on tours


Brief announcements in the Powerhouse

Informal roundtables

Asset-owner-only discussion sessions

Panel discussions

Formal technical presentation

A Pledge to Our NHA Clean Current Working Group Volunteers

NHA recognizes that the individuals participating in our working groups are volunteering their time. This is why we have pledged to be thoughtful and respectful of their time and are committed to making their involvement a positive and valuable experience. 

If you’d like to be part of one of the volunteer working groups to meet and develop content for Clean Currents 2021, please contact

Available Topic-based working groups:

  • Asset Operations/Operational Excellence/Hydraulic Power (includes dam safety,
    public safety, shoreline and recreational management)
  • Communications and
    Public Education
  • Environmental
    Studies/Science Advances
  • License Implementation
  • Marine Energy (wave,
    tidal, streamflow)
  • Market Opportunities
  • New
  • Plant Modernization
  • Pumped Storage
  • Small Hydro
  • State-of-the-Art
  • Workforce Development
Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin

For the Industry.

By the Industry.


American Electric Power - Generator
American Municipal Power
Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. - Generator
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Generator
Brookfield Renewable Energy Group - Generator
Bureau of Relamation - Generator
Central Nebraska Public Power and Irrigation District - Generator
Central Rivers Power - Generator
Chelan County PUD - Generator
City of Aspen - Generator
Consumers Energy Company - Generator
Cordova Electric Cooperative - Generator
Duke Energy Corporation - Generator
Eagle Creek Renewable - Generator
Exelon Corporation - Generator
Georgia Power - Generator
Grant County PUD - Generator
Great River Hydro
Hydro Quebec - Generator
Idaho Power Company - Generator
Kaukauna Utilities - Generator
Minnesota Power - Generator
Missouri River Energy Services - Generator
Northwestern Energy - Generator
Pacific Gas & Electric Company - Generator
PacifiCorp Energy - Generator
Santee Cooper - Generator
Seattle City Light - Generator
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Generator
Yuba County Water Agency - Generator
Advanced Hydro Solutions
AECOM - Industry Leader
American Hydro Corporation - Industry Leader
Ames Construction
ANDRITZ - Industry Leader
Ballard Marine - Industry Leader
Barnard - Industry Leader
Black & Veatch Corporation - Industry Leader
Eaton - Industry Leader
Emerson - Industry Leader
GE Renewable Energy - Industry Leader
Gilkes Hydro - Industry Leader
Gomez Sullivan - Industry Leader
HCMS - Industry Leader
HDR - Industry Leader
Kleinschmidt Associates - Industry Leader
Mavel Americas
McMillen Jacobs Associates - Industry Leader
Mead and Hunt - Industry Leader
Mesa Associates Inc - Industry Leader
National Electric Coil - Industry Leader
SNC Lavalin - Industry Leader
Stantec - Industry Leader
Steel Fab - Industry Leader
Syblon Reid - Industry Leader
TRC - Industry Leader
Troutman Sanders
Van Ness Feldman LLP - Industry Leader
Victaulic Company - Industry Leader
Voith Hydro


Scroll to Top

Thank you for your Interest in supporting NHA's Clean Currents 2021!

Please fill out this form for exhibiting and sponsorship opportunities.

Help Us Shape Clean Currents!

This is your event and we value your input—help us plan the education program by answering a few brief questions.