The International Hydropower Association took home the award for International Association of the Year at the 2021 Association Excellence Awards.
The awards recognise the essential work that associations, trade bodies, unions and professional organisations conduct on behalf of their members. It is given to an association working across borders that “offers the most exemplary representation, advancement or experience for its members”.
IHA was among six associations shortlisted for the prize at a ceremony on Thursday 7 October.
“This award recognises the International Hydropower Association’s efforts to pursue an ambitious agenda for the future of sustainable hydropower,” commented IHA Chief Executive Eddie Rich. “We are honoured to receive this accolade on behalf of our members who are everyday striving to provide sustainable, renewable energy as well as responsible water management for millions of people all around the world.”
The judges assessed entries against criteria including: success in advancing and achieving heightened public and international recognition for the aims of the association, proactive leadership and value demonstrated to the membership.
In addition, IHA was a finalist in two communications and marketing awards categories: Best Digital Marketing Campaign and Best Association Newsletter.