IHA hydropower sector climate resilience guide available in Russian
Technical guidance to help the hydropower sector become more resilient to climate change is now available in the Russian language.
IHA’s Hydropower Sector Climate Resilience Guide offers a methodology for identifying, assessing and managing climate risks.
The guidance aims to help owners, developers and investors make informed decisions when planning, building, upgrading and operating hydropower facilities amid variable climatic and hydrological conditions.
The guide was developed with the financial and technical support of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the World Bank Group and its Korea Green Growth Trust Fund. The Russian translation was supported by EBRD.
“EBRD is pleased to have provided resources for the translation of this guide into Russian” said Craig Davies, Head of Climate Resilience Investments at the EBRD. “It will play a crucial role in enhancing hydropower sector climate resilience in several of our countries of operation, in particular in the Caucasus and Central Asia, by enabling a wider range of stakeholders to access the guidance. It will be immediately deployed by the EBRD on the ground in Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, the latter involving collaboration with the Green Climate Fund and the Climate Investment Funds.”
“IHA is pleased to make the Hydropower Sector Climate Resilience Guide available in Russian,” said Maria Ubierna, Senior Specialist at IHA. “We hope to reach a wider audience of project operators and developers in Russian-speaking countries through this edition, and hope they can benefit from international good practice guidance in this area.”
IHA has a strong presence in Russian-speaking countries, with gold members EuroSibEnergo and RusHydro, and affiliates in Russia and Kyrgyzstan.
Recent IHA engagement in Central Asia has included an in-depth study of the region’s modernisation needs in partnership with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). IHA also represented the hydropower sector at events such as Energy Week Uzbekistan 2019.
In February 2020, IHA launched a USD 1 million Hydropower Sustainability ESG Assessment Fund with support from the government of Switzerland. The first tranche of funding is available for projects in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan among other countries.