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Global Hydropower Day to be held 11 October 2022
20 July, 2022
The International Hydropower Association has announced that a new Global Hydropower Day will take place on Tuesday 11 October 2022, and is encouraging the industry to to share case studies and personal stories to shine a light on the positive impacts of sustainable hydropower on people and communities around the world.
Govts must accelerate development of hydropower to meet targets says IHA
06 July, 2022
With the release of its 2022 Hydropower Status Report, the International Hydropower Association has called on governments to accelerate the development of new hydropower capacity or risk missing global net zero targets.
More hydro needed in Africa, says report
05 July, 2022
An additional 40GW of hydropower is needed in Africa by 2030, a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) has suggested, which would require doubling investment, with a significant chunk needed from the private sector.
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.