The economic and health crises caused by the Covid-19 pandemic have demonstrated the critical role of renewable energy sources such as hydropower in providing clean, green, reliable and affordable electricity.
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 strategic and policy decisions. 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 monitoring the sector, publishing and promoting good practices. We will advocate for our members and provide online services, through our website Hydropower.org, through our members’ community Hydropower Pro, and through our Knowledge Networks.
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.
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. Download (pdf)
Renewable jobs report shows hydropower's global significance - 30 September
Renewables associations issue statement on the green recovery - 8 July
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