In a notable development earlier this month, the H-HOPE consortium, under the guidance of Dr. Giovanna Cavazzini from Università degli Studi di Padova, presented the H-HOPE project at the European Union CINEA – European Climate, Infrastructure, and Environment Executive Agency workshop focusing on hydropower projects. The presentation encompassed an introduction to the project, outlining the conceptual framework of the energy harvester that is set to evolve throughout the project’s lifespan. Emphasis was placed on the potential impact the project could have on water and #piping distribution networks. The event provided a valuable platform for networking with other hydropower projects funded by the European Union. Key collaborators included AFC4Hydro, XFLEX HYDRO, ALPHEUS, Hydro4U, HYPOSO, AGISTIN (a Horizon Europe project), ETIP HYDROPOWER, and EcoAdvance (Horizon Europe). This gathering not only facilitated discussions about ongoing projects but also served as a catalyst for exploring joint activities and actions related to hydropower, particularly the nuances of hidden hydropower and its broader implications on the environment and society. The workshop proved to be a significant opportunity for collaborative engagement and knowledge exchange within the hydropower sector.