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Individual membership

IHA Individual Membership is open to anyone with a personal interest in hydropower, including specialists, individual consultants, researchers and academics. 

As a member of IHA, you will join the world’s most extensive and diverse hydropower network.


Members enjoy better access to information, access to exclusive briefings, online groups, webinars, events and workshop, and representation on issues that affect the hydropower sector. 

Becoming a member of IHA gives you access to Hydropower Pro, our exclusive online community.

You can join one or more of our Knowledge Networks to connect with other hydropower professionals, and receive email communications on the topics of your choosing, including a monthly members’ e-newsletter.

Members receive a reduced registration rate for our biennial World Hydropower Congress and other events, and offers such as a 30% discount to International Water Power and Dam Construction magazine.

Please contact us if you have any questions about Individual Membership.


  • Shape your future - gain insights into good practice, policy and sector trends
  • Access resources - discover essential tools for building sustainable projects
  • Connect with experts - identify sector specialists and share knowledge
  • Learn technical skills - build understanding of important new practices
  • Identify new ventures - make contacts and create new business opportunities
  • Make your voice heard - participate in hydropower sector events and briefings
  • Member discounts - special rates for events such as the World Hydropower Congress

    Apply today

    Complete our online application form.

    Alternatively please contact if you wish to request a manual form to complete.

    Membership fee: GBP 230

    Membership fees are currently GBP 230 per year. Fees are reviewed by the IHA Board on an annual basis and are subject to increase in accordance with the Consumer Price Index, as at 31 December of the preceding year.

    An individual member is also eligible for a discounted membership rate if they are a student, retired or living in a least developed country as listed by the UN, subject to verification in all cases.

    Become a Fellow of IHA

    Professionals in the hydropower sector can now apply to have their experience recognised by a new professional title and membership tier offered by IHA. Find out more about becoming a Fellow of IHA.

    Corporate membership

    If you represent an organisation, please enquire about corporate membership.