Emerging technological trends aimed at increasing hydropower’s flexibility, efficiency and cost-effectiveness were the subject of a workshop organised by the European Commission Joint Research Centre (JRC).
New deadline for applications is 1 June 2020
6 April 2020 – The deadline for the Hydropower Sustainability ESG Assessment Fund announced in February has been extended to 1 June 2020.
The decision comes as a response to the general disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
2 April 2020
The next United Nations climate conference (COP26), to be hosted by the UK government in November 2020, has been postponed due to the worldwide effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, the organisers have said.
The International Hydropower Association (IHA), an official observer organisation, recognises the need for this unprecedented decision, which will see the summit rescheduled to an as-yet-unconfirmed date in 2021.
This is a challenging time for individuals and communities, for the world economy, for business, the energy sector and hydropower.
Our thoughts are with those facing difficult personal and business decisions in the coming weeks and months.
27 March 2020
Exploring the theme of ‘Water and Climate Change’, UN Water’s annual report on World Water Day on 22 March 2020 highlighted that hydropower forms an essential part of the solution to climate change.
Water, climate and energy are inextricably linked, writes IHA's Senior Analyst Cristina Diez Santos.
Message from President Roger Gill
Covid-19 will significantly impact our industry. It will hamper global supply chains, delay construction and temporarily reduce demand. Furthermore, low oil prices are back on the agenda.
10 March 2020
The World Bank has published a handbook and series of case studies on hydropower operations and maintenance (O&M) to help enhance the efficiency and reliability of the worldwide hydropower fleet.
The International Hydropower Association is pleased to announce that the Small Hydropower Plants Association of Kyrgyzstan has joined as an affiliate member.
First call for proposals announced with April 2020 application deadline
19 February 2020 – A new sustainability fund launched today will aid hydropower project developers and operators in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas to benchmark and raise their social and environmental performance.