IHA statement: attacks on infrastructure in Ukraine

Eddie Rich, CEO of the International Hydropower Association, has issued the following statement after reports that hydroelectric facilities have been targeted by missile attacks in regions across Ukraine:

“We are deeply concerned to learn of the recent missile attacks on energy and water infrastructure facilities in Ukraine, including hydropower plants. Our thoughts and prayers for safety and peace go out to everyone affected.

“The International Hydropower Association condemns in the strongest possible terms any action that seeks to weaponise hydroelectric assets that are designed to provide clean, reliable and affordable energy and water supply for all.

“We call for infrastructure workers in Ukraine to be allowed to fulfil their duties. We continue to monitor the situation through our international network.” 

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If you are a hydropower operator in Ukraine and have been affected by the situation, please contact and give details. Information of this nature can help to inform the international response, and we may be able to connect you with advice and support from our global community.

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