The International Hydropower Association has released its Activity and Strategy Report for 2017-2018. The report outlines IHA’s planned priorities and actions to advance sustainable hydropower, and the report provides an annual update on several of the organization’s programs.
On Feb. 27, IHA said the report features:
- An introduction to IHA;
- IHA’s strategy and action to build and share knowledge;
- Benefits of membership and participating in IHA knowledge networks; Knowledge building programs;
- The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol and related tools;
- Details on the IHA Blue Planet Prize, Mosonyi Award and Young Researcher of the Year prize;
- A summary of the 2017 World Hydropower Congress; and
- A membership directory of IHA’s diverse community of members, who are active in more than 100 countries.
The Activity and Strategy Report for 2017-2018 also outlines the work IHA is doing in advancing policies and strategies that strengthen the sector’s performance and delivering value to members.
In December 2017, HydroWorld.com reported IHA released the Hydropower Sediment Management Knowledge Hub, an online database resource culled from 18 case studies, encapsulating examples from 15 countries.
In November, the London-based organization released its Hydropower Pumped Storage Tracking Tool, which followed its Better Hydro Compendium of Case Studies, released in May. IHA also released a tool designed to more accurately report on the net impact of reservoirs on greenhouse gas emissions during its World Hydropower Congress.
IHA said its priorities for 2018 include better defining hydropower’s role in clean energy systems and regional interconnections, unlocking funding for sustainable hydropower projects through green bonds and promoting new project preparation facilities.
The report also includes information about the next World Hydropower Congress in Paris, scheduled for May 14 through 16, 2019.