The Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) hosts a series of semiannual stakeholder webinars to improve transparency and engagement with the diverse groups of stakeholders interested in water power science and research.

These webinars are typically led by the WPTO director and management staff to discuss the current portfolio of work, accomplishments, and priorities. Each webinar presentation closes with Q&A.

Upcoming Webinars

Stay tuned for the next Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar!

Looking for a deeper dive into water power tools, analysis, and emerging technologies? Check out WPTO’s R&D Deep Dive Webinar Series.

Past Webinars

Water Power Technologies Office Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar – November 2022

The leadership team at the Water Power Technologies Office reported the results of the 2022 Peer Review process that took place this summer during their Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar on Nov. 9, 2022. The team provided updates on major accomplishments, current funding opportunities, and all that has taken place since they last presented in March 2022.

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On Nov. 9, 2022, the leadership team at the Water Power Technologies Office provided updates on major accomplishments, current funding opportunities, and all that has taken place since they last presented during their Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar.

U.S. Department of Energy

Webinar Timestamps:
0:00 – Introduction by Maxine Hillman, Communications Analyst
4:23 - Jennifer Garson, Director, Water Power Technologies Office
12:12 - Corey Vezina, Hydropower Technology Manager
20:20 - Samuel Bockenhauer, HydroWIRES Lead
32:53 - Tim Ramsey, Marine Energy Program Manager
46:48 - Ashley Brooks, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lead
50:18 - Maxine Hillman, Communications Analyst
52:00 - Q&A with Water Power Technologies Office Leadership Team

Water Power Technologies Office Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar – March 2022

The leadership team at the Water Power Technologies office looked back at some of their biggest accomplishments from the last year and previewed what’s yet to come during their Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar on March 10, 2022. Plus, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Kelly Speakes-Backman spoke to administration priorities for the coming year as well as the investment in water power projects that will come from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law.

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The leadership team at the Water Power Technologies office looked back at some of their biggest accomplishments from the last year and previewed what’s yet to come during their Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar on March 10, 2022.

U.S. Department of Energy

Webinar Timestamps:
0:00 – Introduction by Maxine Hillman, Communications Analyst
2:30 – Kelly Speakes-Backman, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
15:30 – Jennifer Garson, Director of Water Power Technologies Office
25:23 – Corey Vezina, Hydropower Technology Manager
34:30 – Samuel Bockenhauer, HydroWIRES Lead
42:45 – Tim Ramsey, Marine Energy Program Manager
53:00 – Tessa Greco, Powering the Blue Economy Lead
1:00:40 – Ashley Brooks, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Lead
1:03:46 – Q&A with Water Power Technologies Office Leadership Team

Download the presentation slides.

Water Power Technologies Office Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar – July 2021

Led by the new Acting Director of WPTO, Jenn Garson, WPTO shared water power highlights from the President’s Fiscal Year 2022 budget request. Program representatives also highlighted ongoing programs and open opportunities. The webinar closed with a Q&A. Download the presentation slides.

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Water Power Technologies Office Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar – July 2021
U.S. Department of Energy

Water Power Technologies Office Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar – March 2021

Led by WPTO Director Alejandro Moreno, Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Kelly Speakes-Backman, and WPTO program representatives, this webinar discussed some of the most pressing changes affecting water power R&D in 2021, provided updates on the administration transition, highlighted recent announcements and publications, shared project updates, and discussed upcoming priorities. Download the presentation slides.

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Water Power Technologies Office Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar – March 2021
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Water Power Technologies Office Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar – May 2020

Led by WPTO Director Alejandro Moreno, WPTO highlighted recent announcements and publications, shared project updates, and discussed upcoming priorities. Download the presentation slides.

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Water Power Technologies Office Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar: May 2020
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Water Power Technologies Office Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar – November 2019

Program representatives including WPTO Director Alejandro Moreno highlighted key feedback received during discussions at the 2019 WPTO Peer Review, past year accomplishments, and priorities in 2020. Download the presentation slides.

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Program representatives including WPTO Director Alejandro Moreno highlighted key feedback received during discussions at the 2019 WPTO Peer Review, past year accomplishments, and priorities in 2020.
Video courtesy of the Department of Energy

Water Power Technologies Office Semiannual Stakeholder Webinar – February 2019

Led by WPTO Director Alejandro Moreno, this webinar explained what the Water Power Technologies Office does, how someone can work with the team, and upcoming opportunities to engage with the office. Download the presentation slides.

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A webinar to explain what the U.S. Department of Energy Water Power Technologies Office does, how someone can work with the team, and upcoming opportunities to engage with the office.
Video courtesy of the Department of Energy