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Individual membership

IHA Individual Membership is open to anyone with a personal interest in hydropower, including specialists, individual consultants, researchers and academics. 

As a member of IHA, you will join the world’s most extensive and diverse hydropower network.

Members enjoy better access to information, access to exclusive briefings, online groups, webinars, events and workshop, and representation on issues that affect the hydropower sector. 

Becoming a member of IHA allows you to join one or more of our Knowledge Networks, to connect with other hydropower professionals, and to receive regular communications on the topics of your choosing, including a monthly members’ e-newsletter.

Members receive a reduced registration rate for our biennial World Hydropower Congress and other events, and offers such as a 30% discount to International Water Power and Dam Construction magazine.

Please contact us if you have any questions about Individual Membership.


  • Shape your future - gain insights into good practice, policy and sector trends
  • Access resources - discover essential tools for building sustainable projects
  • Connect with experts - identify sector specialists and share knowledge
  • Learn technical skills - build understanding of important new practices
  • Identify new ventures - make contacts and create new business opportunities
  • Make your voice heard - participate in hydropower sector events and briefings
  • Member discounts - special rates for events such as the World Hydropower Congress

    Apply today

    Download and complete the Individual Member Application form and return it to

    Membership fee (2018-2019): GBP 225*

    * IHA annual membership is renewed on a calendar basis prior to 1 April each year. Membership fees are reviewed by the IHA Board and are subject to increase in accordance with the Consumer Price Index as at 31st December of the preceding year. 

    An individual member is eligible for prorated membership fees as below:
    April – July = Full price
    August – November = 80% of the full price
    December – March = 60% of the full price

    An individual member is also eligible for a discounted membership rate if they are a student, retired or living in a least developed country as listed by the UN, subject to verification in all cases.

    Become a Fellow of IHA

    Professionals in the hydropower sector can now apply to have their experience recognised by a new professional title and membership tier offered by IHA. Find out more about becoming a Fellow of IHA.

    Corporate membership

    If you represent an organisation, please enquire about corporate membership