IHA publishes activity and strategy report for 2018-2019

4 April 2019

The International Hydropower Association’s Activity and Strategy Report for 2018-2019 is now available online.

The publication provides an overview of IHA’s mission and activities to advance sustainable hydropower, sharing highlights from its knowledge building and sustainability programmes over the past year.

The report previews the World Hydropower Congress taking place in Paris, 14-16 May 2019, which will bring together leading decision-makers, innovators and experts from industry, government, finance, civil society and academia.

“The city which four years ago hosted the historic climate accord which bears its name will this year give the stage to the hydropower sector,” write IHA President Ken Adams and IHA Chief Executive Richard Taylor in the report’s foreword.

“The outcomes of the World Hydropower Congress will help to shape our association’s priorities and work programmes.”

The Activity and Strategy Report 2018-2019 looks at IHA’s recent work to advance policies and strategies which strengthen the sector’s performance and deliver value to members.

In 2018, IHA and its partners published new sustainability tools and guidelines which provide a framework for understanding and measuring hydropower project performance. In addition, IHA launched Hydropower Pro, a new online community for members.

The report includes IHA’s membership directory and recognises the first group of IHA Fellows, a new tier of membership comprising the sector’s most experienced professionals.

“Working collaboratively with our members and partners, IHA will continue its mission to build and transfer knowledge on hydropower’s role in renewable energy systems, responsible freshwater management and climate change solutions,” write Mr Adams and Mr Taylor.

Read the Activity and Strategy Report to learn about our knowledge building and sustainability programmes.

Knowledge building programmes:

  • The status of hydropower: monitoring the sector
  • Clean energy systems: highlighting the expansion of hydropower’s role
  • Climate mitigation: assessing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Climate resilience: developing a guide
  • Green bonds: unlocking the market
  • Hydropower benefits: better reporting
  • Hydropower preparation facility: a model for sustainable projects
  • Modernisation: building knowledge on innovation
  • Operations and maintenance: advancing innovative strategies
  • Regional interconnections: connecting hydropower
  • River basin development: promoting collaboration
  • Sediment management: identifying good practices

Sustainability programmes

  • Supporting a suite of Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Tools
  • Building sustainable hydropower capacity around the world
  • Hydropower sustainability assessor training opportunities

IHA members can access the report in Hydropower Pro: download now.

Non-members can access the report at

For more information about Hydropower Pro, please visit

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