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Global forum to tap hydropower’s potential as a clean, green battery

IHA and the U.S. Department of Energy will this week launch a global initiative of 11 governments and more than 60 organisations aimed at addressing the urgent need for clean and reliable energy storage.

The International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower will develop policy proposals and exchange knowledge on the technical and market reforms necessary to overcome barriers to sustainable pumped storage hydropower projects, known as the ‘world’s water batteries’.

IHA publishes guide on responsible resettlement

Resettlement in hydropower needs to be handled with care and commitment, respecting the dignity and human rights of those affected.

Good practice requires a participatory process based on fairness and equity, with the aim of achieving a sustainable improvement in the lives of resettlees.

A new how-to guide published by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) will now support project developers to identify, manage and avoid risks associated with delivering a resettlement programme.

Landmark agreement between US hydropower and conservation groups

‘This demonstrates a strong commitment by the hydropower industry and environmental NGOs to work together’ – Eddie Rich

The International Hydropower Association welcomes a “landmark” collaboration agreement between environmental groups and the U.S. hydropower sector, which recognises the need to tackle climate change with renewable energy while also preserving healthy rivers.

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