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IHA and Covid-19

Covid-19 economic stimulus packages should maximise the benefits of infrastructure investment while accelerating the transition towards cleaner and lower-carbon technologies such as hydropower.



Our commitment to members

In adjusting to the new global reality, we believe the hydropower sector needs a seat at the international table to influence the strategic and policy decisions that will inevitably follow. We will listen to our members, help you to achieve the highest standards in sustainability, and be your voice on the world stage.

As a truly global, digital-first organisation, IHA will continue advocating for our members and providing online services, through our website, through our members’ community Hydropower Pro, and through our Knowledge Networks. We will continue monitoring the sector, publishing and promoting good practices. 


IHA Covid-19 paper


IHA position paper: Strengthening sustainable hydropower to support the Covid-19 recovery


Our paper looks at the immediate impacts of the crisis on the hydropower sector and how developers and operators have responded. It also outlines recommendations to assist governments and international financial institutions as they develop their economic recovery plans. Download (pdf)


IHA statements

IRENA advocates 150% increase in sustainable hydropower investments - 24 June

Blog: The European Union’s green recovery pathway - 23 June

IEA releases Sustainable Recovery Plan with strong focus on hydro modernisation - 18 June

Hydropower CEOs hold discussion with IEA chief on need for sustainable recovery - 16 June

IHA position paper on hydropower and Covid-19 published - 28 May 

Press release: Invest in hydropower to tackle coronavirus and climate crisis impacts - 28 May

Hydropower associations unite to set Covid-19 recovery pathway - 18 May

IHA and IRENA coalition call for renewables-driven recovery - 28 April

Eddie Rich's videocast message to IHA members - 17 April

IHA statement on UN climate conference and Covid-19 - 2 April

Eddie Rich's opinion editorial on Covid-19 - 27 March

Statements by Roger Gill and Eddie Rich - 19 March


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