Receive professional training in our sustainability tools
IHA's Hydropower Sustainability Training Academy currently offers three professional training courses: certified user or accredited assessor training in the Hydropower Sustainability Tools, and training in the G-res Tool to evaluate greenhouse gas emissions.
Certified User Training
Develop the skills and knowledge required to become a certified user of the Hydropower Sustainability Tools.
The Certified User Training looks at how the tools are used to assess and improve the sustainability performance of hydropower projects.
Participants review and analyse case studies, and engage in practical exercises to build their confidence around the assessment process and good international industry practice.
At the end of the training, participants complete a final exam to become officially certified by IHA as Certified Users of the Hydropower Sustainability Tools.
Accredited Assessor training
Gain the necessary skills and knowledge to become an accredited assessor for the hydropower sector’s leading assessment tools.
This course will cover the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, used to measure project performance above and below defined good practice, and the ESG Gap Analysis Tool, for checking for gaps against good practice and delivering a gap management plan.
G-res Tool training
This interactive training course is designed to allow individuals with a basic knowledge of geographic information systems and reservoir GHG dynamics to independently use the GHG Reservoir (G-res) Tool and accurately interpret the results.
The course includes a scientific introduction to the tool and a step-by-step tutorial on using it. The training also explores real case studies and teaches participants how to analyse emission results from their own reservoirs. Upon course completion, participants will be accredited as certified G-res Tool users.