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IHA CEO says COP27 hasn't gone far enough
01 December, 2022
Following the conclusion of COP27, CEO of the International Hydropower Association Eddie Rich issued a statement in which he said he was ‘disappointed with the outcome’.
A strong business case
24 November, 2022
To fulfil hydropower development potential and meet climate goals, the industry must actively promote its sustainable credentials to attract greater investment. Suzanne Pritchard reports
Renewable organisations join forces to address climate emergency and drive sustainable development
21 November, 2022
Global industry organisations representing hydropower, wind, solar, green hydrogen, long duration energy storage and geothermal energy industries have officially joined forces under one Global Renewables Alliance, with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding at COP27.
IHA urgers leaders at COP27 to unlock the barriers to hydropower development
08 November, 2022
As world leaders gather in Sharm el-Sheikh for COP27, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has one, clear message to governments: “unlock the barriers to hydropower development now”.
Ukraine hydro infrastructure targeted by Russia, says Minister
02 November, 2022
Ukraine’s energy minister, Herman Halushchenko, has said that hydropower facilities were among critical infrastructure hit in targeted attacks by Russia on Monday, news wires have reported.
Celebrate hydropower’s achievements on Global Hydropower Day
11 October, 2022
Today marks the first ever Global Hydropower Day, a day that will celebrate the positive impacts of sustainable hydropower on people and communities around the world.
03 October, 2022
Hydropower is working in partnership with other renewables across the grid.
16 September, 2022
Panama continues to rely heavily on hydropower for its energy needs. Last year it provided 71 per cent of the country’s electricity generation. According to the 2022 Hydropower Status Report from the International Hydropower Association, Panama is ranked fifth out of 18 countries across North and Central America for its total installed hydropower capacity of 1754MW. Here, Ambrosio Ramos, Secretary General of the Panamanian Committee of Dams, gives more details about the country’s hydropower dam development.
Share your sustainable hydropower stories on Global Hydropower Day
16 September, 2022
The International Hydropower Association is encouraging people to share how sustainable hydropower has benefitted them or their community, with the association set to spotlight sustainable hydropower stories on Global Hydropower Day
Canada’s energy future is powered by water
31 August, 2022
Canada has a wealth of untapped hydropower potential. Meeting the country’s ambitious climate goals will require collaboration from multiple industries, careful planning, and the gumption and tenacity to get started right away. WaterPower Canada explains how it is helping to lead the way towards a low carbon future.
More than a mark of assurance
24 August, 2022
For more than 20 years the Low Impact Hydropower Institute in the US has provided an independent, science-based analysis of a hydropower project’s impacts on its ecosystem.
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.
Construction starts at Gratkorn hydro plant, Austria
29 March, 2022
Construction has officially started at the 11MW Gratkorn hydropower plant on the river Mur, north of Graz, Styria, Austria, with the formal groundbreaking ceremony held on 25 March.
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.