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Become a certified sustainability practitioner with one of our training courses

Expand your knowledge

The International Hydropower Association's training and capacity building courses are geared towards professionals who develop and operate hydropower facilities.

Our courses are also ideal for those who need to assess project performance, or those simply wishing to enhance their understanding of international definitions of good and best practice.

Training built on 25 years of experience

We have been working to advance sustainable hydropower since our foundation in 1995 and we've consolidated that knowledge into a series of online courses.

Internationally recognised sustainability tools

These courses are based on a suite of sustainability tools governed by a multi-stakeholder council of social and environmental NGOs, private sector companies and government.

Comprehensive and structured curriculum

Our training programme has been created by leaders in their field and follows an established framework of sustainability assessment according to a structured course curriculum.

Our academy

Visit our online training academy for information on available courses.

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The World Hydropower Congress will bring together leading decision-makers, innovators and experts from industry, government, finance, civil society and academia to decide priorities for the sector.

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Inventions in turbine technology

Some of the first innovations in using water for power were conceived in China during the Han Dynasty between 202 BC and 9 AD. Trip hammers powered by a vertical-set water wheel were used to pound and hull grain, break ore, and in early paper-making.
Some of the first innovations in using water for power were conceived in China during the Han Dynasty between 202 BC and 9 AD. Trip hammers powered by a vertical-set water wheel were used to pound and hull grain, break ore, and in early paper-making.
December 3, 2020

New guidance to help improve the sustainability of river hydro schemes

Building a hydropower facility on a waterway will inevitably lead to some changes in downstream flows, with implications for river users and local ecosystems requiring responsible management.
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Hydropower
Status Report

Worldwide hydropower capacity and generation data, industry trends, and insights from IHA's team of analysts.

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