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Answering your questions about the IHA annual issues survey

For the first time, we are taking the pulse of the hydropower sector at large in a new annual survey. You are invited to take part.


Delegates at the World Hydropower CongressWhat is the IHA annual issues survey?

The IHA annual issues survey is a new initiative which aims to monitor the key issues facing the hydropower sector, identify where new development is happening, and ensure that our work programme reflects the issues currently facing our members and the global hydropower community.

The results will help guide our future work and initiatives to build and share knowledge on hydropower and its role in renewable energy systems, freshwater management and climate change solutions.


Who should answer the IHA annual issues survey?

The survey is aimed at anyone who is involved in hydropower.

You might work for a utility, a consultancy, a commercial or development bank, an NGO or a research institution. You might be an employee of an IHA corporate member, an individual member of IHA, or have attended one of our events, such as the World Hydropower Congress.

You might have been engaged with IHA through our work programme, or have downloaded resources from our website. Whatever the level of your involvement with hydropower and IHA, your views are important to us.


What if I want to find out about the results of this survey?

We will share aggregated survey results by email to all respondents after the survey has closed. In addition, we will be hosting an exclusive webinar in January 2016 for all survey respondents. The webinar will cover the key findings from the survey to give you an insider insight on key trends in the hydropower sector.

If you want to receive the survey results and an invitation to the webinar, make sure to include your contact details when prompted at the end of the survey.


How do I take the IHA annual issues survey?

To take the survey, simply click here and follow the online instructions.


How long is the survey open for?

The survey opens on 1 December 2015 and will close on 31 December 2015.


Will my responses be confidential?

All responses to the survey will be treated confidentially. Only the aggregated results will be shared. Under no circumstances will your individual responses be identifiable or communicated to any third parties.


What else can I do to help?

If you have any colleagues who are also engaged with IHA, please encourage them to participate in the survey by sharing a link to this page. The more respondents we have, the better we can adjust our work to meet the requirements of the global hydropower community.