Global sustainability standard for hydropower on the cards

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

“The city that four years ago hosted the historic climate accord, which bears its name, will this year give the stage to the hydropower sector,” said the 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 report looks at IHA’s recent work to advance policies and strategies, which strengthen the sector’s performance and deliver value to members.

“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,” noted Adams and Taylor.

In 2018, the association and its partners also published it’s new sustainability tools and guidelines, which provide a framework for understanding and measuring hydropower project performance.

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.

Download the IHA Activity and Strategy Report 2018-2019.