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Sustainable hydropower in Commonwealth countries boosted with new partnership
16 May, 2022
The Commonwealth Secretariat and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) have signed an agreement that is set to advance sustainable hydropower in member countries, in line with the Commonwealth Sustainable Energy Transition Agenda.
New market mechanisms needed for pumped storage development, says Turnbull
07 April, 2022
A competitive market mechanism is needed to encourage developers to build new pumped storage, Malcolm Turnbull has said, highlighting the need for more Long Duration Electricity Storage (LDES) to meet the energy storage needs of rapidly changing power systems.
Hydropower’s role in achieving net zero and energy security is focus of global campaign
21 March, 2022
A new campaign calling for urgent investment in hydropower to combat climate change, accelerate progress towards net zero and strengthen energy security is being spearheaded by the International Hydropower Association (IHA).
Satellite sediment management
11 March, 2022
HYPOS is a new toolbox that enables sediment management to be powered by satellite technology and helps hydropower planners and managers overcome the challenges posed by sedimentation.
Never be afraid of a new challenge
03 March, 2022
IWP&DC interviews Karen Atkinson, SMEC’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer for South East Asia, who has been elected to the board of the International Hydropower Association in the East Asia and Pacific region.
Hydropower sustainability fund open for applications
14 February, 2022
Hydropower project developers and operators in over 40 countries can npw apply for funding to help finance an independent assessment of a project’s sustainability performance as the Hydropower Sustainability ESG Assessment Fund opens for applications.
A sustained effort
01 February, 2022
Ageing infrastructure and climate-related impacts are further encouraging an industry-wide focus on sustainability.
ICE gains first certified climate bond
06 January, 2022
The Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) has become the world’s first hydropower operator to obtain green bond certification using newly released criteria, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced.
IHA release new guide on engaging with Indigenous Peoples
21 December, 2021
A new guide has been released which details how hydropower developers can protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples.
No time to waste
17 December, 2021
With the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change being described as a reality check, world leaders are being urged to face up to, and act now, on our changing climate. As part of its commitments, the hydropower industry has issued a new manifesto for change which outlines how sustainable hydropower investments can help achieve net zero emissions and limit climate change.
Key to reliable renewables
10 December, 2021
Decarbonisation of the global energy system is key to tackling climate change. However, without sufficient long duration energy storage to provide reliability for intermittent renewables such as wind and solar power, the success of the clean energy transition could be at risk. As the International Forum on Pumped Storage Hydropower highlights, pumped storage has an increasingly important role to play in the years ahead. Suzanne Pritchard reports
Support for certification
11 November, 2021
Leading hydropower companies and international organisations have declared their support for a new sustainability certification scheme for hydropower
New how-to guide puts spotlight on hydropower infrastructure safety
04 November, 2021
A new How-to Guide on Hydropower Infrastructure Safety has been published by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) to help developers and operators manage the impacts of hydropower development
Aligning with good practice
26 October, 2021
The International Hydropower Association has been engaging with various stakeholders to help build capacity in sustainable hydropower throughout the Western Balkans. With industry-wide sustainability standards and tools available to help guide responsible developments, there is said to be no excuse for hydro projects in 2021 not to be aligned with good environmental and social standards and practices. Suzanne Pritchard reports
Funding available to assist hydropower certification
26 October, 2021
Hydropower projects that are seeking certification against the newly launched Hydropower Sustainability Standard can now apply for financing to support costs, the International Hydropower Association has announced.
IHA awarded International Association of the Year
08 October, 2021
The International Hydropower Association took home the award for International Association of the Year at the 2021 Association Excellence Awards.
International leaders back landmark hydropower declaration
24 September, 2021
A bold new blueprint for sustainable hydropower is set to be launched today at the 2021 World Hydropower Congress with the support of governments, NGOs and international agencies.
Richard Taylor recipient of 2021 IHA Mosonyi Award
23 September, 2021
The 2021 IHA Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower has been awarded to Richard Taylor, Director at RMT Renewables Ltd and former CEO of IHA.
Teesta-V wins 2021 IHA Blue Planet Prize
23 September, 2021
NHPC Limited’s Teesta-V hydropower project in India has been named the winner of the 2021 IHA Blue Planet Prize for excellence in sustainable hydropower development.
Good practice guide released for hydropower in conservation areas
21 September, 2021
Guidance has been released to help hydropower planners design and implement projects that carefully co-exist with and support protected conservation areas.