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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).

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.

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.

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

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.

Hydrogen and hydropower collaborate to tackle climate change
17 September, 2021
The green hydrogen and sustainable hydropower sectors are set to collaborate to achieve net zero, with the newly formed Green Hydrogen Organisation (GH2) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) today setting out a mutually strengthening vision of how their two sectors can contribute to tackling climate change.

Urgent action needed on pumped storage says international coalition
16 September, 2021
More frequent blackouts and reverting to the use of fossil fuels could be on the cards unless urgent action is taken to scale up pumped storage, warns a government-led coalition.

New report says hydropower needed to limit global warming will fall short by 300GW
10 September, 2021
A new report by researchers from the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has found there will be an over 300GW shortfall in the amount of hydropower needed to limit dangerous global warming.

Global support for ‘game-changing’ new hydropower certification scheme
08 September, 2021
A new sustainability certification scheme for hydropower was launched today at the World Hydropower Congress, with leading hydropower companies and international organisations declaring their support.



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