Single and multipurpose hydropower facilities can make substantial contributions at local, regional and national levels. In addition to added revenues, they provide other local benefits relating to employment, education, and recreation. Hydropower projects can also open up new possibilities for trade, transportation and tourism.
They can also provide services such as flood mitigation, water supply, irrigation. However, the benefits of hydropower developments are often under-reported, and companies and project developers struggle to collect, quantify and share information on the benefits of their projects.
This is due to the lack of an adequate framework or template that enables them to bring forward these added values to society. We are working to identify and quantify the many benefits of hydropower development, drawing on the experience of our members and partners across the world.
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At the end of 2016 we can look back on a year of progress for hydropower, with many development landmarks achieved around the world. We have compiled some of the most notable achievements by IHA member companies this year.Type:Blog postDate:19 December 2016
We are taking the pulse of the hydropower sector at large in this year's annual issues survey. You are invited to take part.Type:Blog postDate:24 November 2016
Hydropower’s contribution to modern energy and water systems has often been misunderstood.Type:Programme itemDate:13 October 2016
Single and multipurpose hydropower facilities can make substantial contributions at local, regional and national levels.Type:Programme itemDate:13 October 2016
The 23rd World Energy Congress on 9–13 October in Istanbul, Turkey, will feature a discussion on hydropower’s role in a water-stressed world.Type:Blog postDate:14 September 2016