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With hydropower we can address some of the world's most pressing energy challenges. In order to make an effective impact we need to act now.

The window to reach net zero by 2050 is closing.
Here is how you can help.
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The world has set ambitious new targets to transition towards clean energy and achieve net zero goals. However, a huge increase in energy storage capabilities will be needed to realise these ambitions, in order to strengthen grids as wind and solar power is introduced; this hole can only be filled by sustainable hydropower.

However, due to hydropower’s long lead-in times, projects can take several years to complete.
As such, unless action is taken now to invest in new capacity and modernise the existing hydropower fleet, reaching net zero by 2050 may be out of reach.

How you can get involved

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Whether you work in industry, finance, government or with communities, you can take action now.

The San José Declaration on Sustainable Hydropower provides a blueprint.
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Engage


The sustainable hydropower community is engaged through Hydropower Pro, an online platform which brings together professionals and stakeholders from across the globe to connect, exchange experiences and collaborate.
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Support through membership


The collective experience of IHA's members, together with their support for our core mission, strengthens our efforts to advance sustainable hydropower.

Find out more and apply for membership to support, stay informed, gain new connections and be represented on issues that affect you.
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Meet the industry standard for sustainable hydropower

The Hydropower Sustainability Standard is a global certification scheme, outlining sustainability expectations for hydropower projects around the world.

Hydropower has a key role to play in the clean energy transition. The Standard can help make sure that hydropower projects provide net benefits to the local communities and environments they interact with.

The Standard covers twelve environmental, social and governance (ESG) topics, including: Biodiversity and Invasive Species, Indigenous Peoples, Cultural Heritage and more.
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Hydropower Sustainability Standard

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