On Thursday 26 November we hosted a webinar entitled Climate resilience: what does it mean for the hydropower sector? In this video, you can watch the full recording.
The webinar brought together experts from IHA and the World Bank Group to present the results of a survey and the outcomes of a recent workshop on the topic.
In October and November 2015, we carried out a survey of more than 50 organisations involved in hydropower development. The survey sought to establish an understanding of how climate change is affecting the hydropower sector, and the measures that are being taken to build climate resilience into projects.
Although the survey found that the vast majority of respondents were well aware of the need to develop climate-resilient infrastructure, 74 per cent said that their organisation does not have existing guidelines on climate risk or resilience. Moreover, 83 per cent said that sector guidelines on this topic would be useful.
The need to develop a common framework, such as sector guidelines or a set of assessment tools, was also a key outcome of a recent workshop on the subject, which was convened by IHA and the World Bank Group in London on 13 November.
IHA has launched a climate change knowledge network, with the aim to foster discussion and build knowledge on this topic. You can find out more about the new initiative and how to get involved here.