Contribute to the Clean Energy Future with NHA’s Inaugural River Sweep at Clean Currents

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Contribute to the Clean Energy Future with NHA’s Inaugural River Sweep at Clean Currents


September 18, 2023


Jeremy Chase-Israel, Content Development Specialist, National Hydropower Association


Contribute to the Clean Energy Future with NHA’s Inaugural River Sweep at Clean Currents

NHA thanks our sponsors:

American Hydro

Clean Currents is the premier national waterpower tradeshow and conference, and this year, from October 10 – 13 in Cincinnati, Ohio, the event will bring together industry professionals from various sectors, including conventional hydropower, pumped storage, small hydro, and marine energy. The goal of Clean Currents is to facilitate collaboration, encourage innovation, and advance the industry toward a sustainable and clean energy future.

To further the goal of a clean energy future, National Hydropower Association (NHA) has partnered with the Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO) to create NHA’s Inaugrual River Sweep. River sweeps are an important form of “community cleanup,” where large amounts of trash and garbage are removed before they create unsanitary conditions. Community cleaning projects can provide real and immediate health benefits to neighborhood residents and contribute to overall wellness.

Participants in NHA’s Inaugural River Sweep will meet Monday, October 9, the day before the conference + tradeshow begins, at 1:00 p.m. ET from the Duke Energy Convention Center, where Clean Currents takes place. By sweeping the river, participants will not only improve the health of the surrounding community, but they will learn more about how to create similar events in their own communities, demonstrating hydropower’s local benefits.


If you’ve never taken part in a river sweep before, the folks over at ORSANCO put together some helpful recommendations on the items you’ll need to ensure success.

Participants should bring:

  • Waterproof shoes
  • Weather appropriate attire
  • Sun protection
  • Quick dry pants

ORSANCO will provide participants with gloves and trash bags. Clean Currents attendees who RSVP with their registration will also receive a free t-shirt to commemorate the occasion!

On Monday, October 9, participants will depart from the Duke Energy Convention Center at 1:00 p.m. ET, and the river sweep will conclude at 3:45 p.m. ET back at the Duke Energy Convention center.


To learn more about NHA’s Inaugural River Sweep, check out the page here. Additionally, the river sweep has no cost for participation, and interested participants should add the activity to their Clean Currents’ registration to ensure a spot.

To register for Clean Currents, click here.

If you have any questions about Clean Currents or NHA’s Inaugural River Sweep, please contact Francesca Blanco Hadjimichael, Director of Meetings and Events, at for more information.