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Refurbishment of existing hydropower a key topic at IRENA meeting
05 May, 2021
Members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and private sector representatives are set to join forces to modernise and refurbish the existing hydropower fleet around the globe following the third meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower, organised by IRENA.

Industry welcomes EU recognition of sustainable hydropower
04 May, 2021
The European Commission has made changes to proposed investment criteria for hydropower as part of a new regulatory regime for sustainable finance, with the move welcomed by industry body the International Hydropower Association (IHA).

New guide promotes biodiversity conservation in hydropower development
22 April, 2021
To help hydropower project developers and operators conserve river system biodiversity while generating renewable energy, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has published a new How-to Guide on Hydropower Biodiversity and Invasive Species.

Nominations open for election to IHA Board
06 April, 2021
Hydropower leaders from all backgrounds and regions of the world have been encouraged to stand for election to the Board of the International Hydropower Association (IHA).

Hydropower can now qualify for climate bond financing under new criteria
25 March, 2021
Sustainable hydropower projects can now qualify for climate bond financing if they meet strict criteria unveiled today by the Climate Bonds Standard Board (CBSB).

IHA sustainability assessment fund expands to more countries
15 February, 2021
Hydropower project developers and operators in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas have until May 2021 to apply for the Hydropower Sustainability ESG Assessment Fund.

IRENA and IHA partner to advance sustainable hydropower
05 February, 2021
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) are to work together in a bid to accelerate the development, financing and deployment of sustainable hydropower.

Stortemelk small hydro plant recognised as example of sustainable development
26 January, 2021
The Stortemelk hydropower project in South Africa has been recognised as an impressive example of sustainable small hydro development using an industry-leading assessment tool.

Platform to promote sustainable sediment management
25 January, 2021
A global collaborative platform of leading research and academic has been launched to share knowledge on how to best support sustainable sediment management.

Initiative aims to support sustainable hydropower in the Western Balkans
13 January, 2021
A new initiative has been launched to support authorities, investors and developers to implement international good practices in hydropower development in the Western Balkans.

Ashok Khosla named as chair of the hydropower sustainability council
11 January, 2021
Sustainability pioneer Dr Ashok Khosla has been appointed as independent chair of the global council that governs sustainability guidance for hydropower, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced.

Hydropower modernisation drivers in Latin America and Africa
16 December, 2020
As a mature technology, hydropower has an ageing fleet with nearly half of its global capacity more than 30 years old. This raises the importance of modernisation and delivering innovations to increase resilience and improve efficiency, write Cristina Diez Santos and María Ubierna, analysts from the International Hydropower Association (IHA).

Powered by women
09 December, 2020
Women could be the much-needed catalyst to drive Nepal’s hydropower sector into the future with clearly targeted policies and practices to improver gender equality and diversity. Vikram Kumar from the International Finance Corporation reports.

Coalition urges governments to step up green recovery
09 December, 2020
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is uniting with over 100 leading renewable energy players – as members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Coalition for Action – to urge governments to scale-up climate action.

First report published by XFLEX HYDRO initiative
30 November, 2020
XLFEX HYDRO – a major EU-funded energy innovation initiative to demonstrate how smart hydropower technologies can deliver a low-carbon, reliable and resilient power system – today publishes its first major report.

Better and greener - including sustainable hydropower
24 November, 2020
In an effort to encourage countries to include sustainable hydropower development in their Covid-19 recovery plans, the World Bank recently hosted a virtual conference with a host of respected speakers. Suzanne Pritchard reports.

A capable and flexible technology
13 November, 2020
Pumped storage hydropower has proven to be an ideal solution to the growing list of challenges faced by grid operators. As the transition to a clean energy future rapidly unfolds, this flexible technology will become even more important for a reliable, affordable and low carbon grid. Nicholas Troja and Samuel Law from the International Hydropower association explain more.

Investments in Uzbekistan
03 November, 2020
JSC Uzbekhydroenergo is to build three new hydropower plants on the Aksu River in Uzbekistan. IWP&DC spoke with Abdugani Sanginov, Chairman of the Board, to find out more details on the new developments

International forum for pumped storage to be launched this week
02 November, 2020
A Global forum will be launched this week to 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’.

New publication offers guidance on responsible resettlement
02 November, 2020
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has published a new how-to guide to support project developers to identify, manage and avoid risks associated with delivering a resettlement programme.



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