João Costa

Head of Sustainability, International Hydropower Association

João joined IHA in October 2017. His work focuses on developing and implementing a suite of sustainability tools which provide guidance to the hydropower sector, as well as a means for assessing a project’s performance.

João takes a leading role in delivering training and managing capacity-building projects to drive sustainable hydropower development worldwide.

He has previously worked as a civil engineer on numerous international projects, including hydropower and other infrastructure schemes in Portugal, UK and the Middle East.

João holds an MPhil in engineering for sustainable development from the University of Cambridge and an MSc in civil engineering from Instituto Superior Tecnico in Lisbon.