IHA and Covid-19

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, through our members’ community Hydropower Pro, and through our Knowledge Networks.

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.

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)

IHA statements

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

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