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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.


2023 World Hydropower Outlook

Read by world leaders, high-level experts and decision makers, the inaugural 2023 Outlook sets out a realistic roadmap to enable hydropower and other renewables to deliver against net zero targets.

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