2018 NHA Southwest Regional Meeting


View the detailed meeting agenda here

View the list of attendees here

Schedule of Events

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
6:00 – 7:30 PM – NHA Welcome and Networking Reception –Sheraton Austin Hotel At The Capitol

Thursday, March 1, 2018
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – NHA Southwest Regional Meeting – Sheraton Austin Hotel At The Capitol

Session Topics

  • NHA Washington Update
  • Expanding Hydropower in the Southwest
  • Hydro Innovation
  • Maximizing the Value of Hydropower
  • O&M Hot Topicsc
  • Brand Awareness: Positioning Hydropower’s Message in the Southwest

Hotel Accommodations

Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
701 East 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701

NHA has negotiated a room rate of $279 on February 28th and $189 on March 1st (plus tax each night).  Please call 512-404-6934 to secure your room.  These rates are valid until 2/16/18 or the block is full – whichever comes first.

Registration Rates

NHA Member – $185
Standard – $300
Government/Speaker – $125

Group Rates – If 3 or more people register together, then you will receive a discount of $30.00 off for all NHA Member registrants and $10.00 off for all non member registrants.


Cancellation Policy

You may transfer your registration at any time at no cost.  Cancellations received in writing by February 15th will be refunded less a $50 administrative fee.  Cancellations after this date cannot be refunded.

Questions and Sponsorship

Please contact Francesca Blanco (Francesca@hydro.org) with questions and for sponsorship opportunities. NHA will be holding similar Regional Meetings in other areas of the country throughout the year.  Please check www.hydro.org for details.

Meeting Conduct Policy

As a professional society, the National Hydropower Association is committed to providing an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. Consistent with this commitment, it is the policy of the NHA that all participants in NHA activities will enjoy a welcoming environment, free from unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation. All participants in NHA activities also agree to comply with all rules and conditions of the activities, which are subject to change. This policy applies to all participants in NHA activities, including but not limited to event attendees, students, guests, staff, contractors, exhibitors, and participants in sessions, tours, and other social events of any NHA meeting or other activity.

All individuals must behave responsibly in NHA activities in which they participate. Threatening physical or verbal actions and disorderly or disruptive conduct will not be tolerated. Harassment, including verbal comments relating to gender, sexual orientation, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, national origin, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other protected status, or sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, unauthorized or inappropriate photography or recording, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention, will not be tolerated. All individuals participating in NHA activities must comply with these standards of behavior.

Violations should be reported to the organizer of the activity. In NHA’s sole discretion, unacceptable behavior may result in removal or denial of access to meeting facilities or activities, and other penalties, without refund of any applicable registration fees or costs. In addition, violations may be reported to the individual’s employer. Repeat offenders may be banned from future NHA activities.


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Regional Sponsor:

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