ANNEX II - Small Scale Hydropower - IEA Implementing Agreement

IEA Hydropower Agreement


What is the Hydropower Implementing Agreement (HIA)?

The Hydropower Implementing Agreement is a working group of International Energy Agency member countries and others that have a common interest in advancing hydropower worldwide. Countries that are not members of the IEA can also join. The member governments either participate themselves, or designate another organization in their country to represent them on the Executive Committee (ExCo).

What is the HIA Vision?

The members of the Executive Committee of the Hydropower Agreement have the Vision to:

  • Through the facilitation of worldwide recognition of hydropower as a well-established and socially desirable energy technology, advance the development of new hydropower and the modernisation of existing hydropower

What is our HIA Mission?

In recognition of this Vision, the Executive Committee believes its Mission is:

  • To encourage through awareness, knowledge, and support the sustainable use of water resources for the development and management of hydropower.
To learn more about the Hydropower Implementing Agreement, please click on IEA Hydropower Implementing Agreement.

Welcome to the Small Hydro Gateway!

The Small Hydro Atlas has been redesigned.

The Small Hydro Gateway has been redesigned and updated to take full advantage of the benefits of the web. New features have been added including a comprehensive database of small hydro innovative technologies.

If you are involved in the small-hydro industry, we welcome your collaboration and invite you to register on the site. By registering you will have access to resources and information and we will be able to keep you updated on the activities of the IEA Hydropower Small Hydro Annex, our ongoing work and upcoming events.

Thank you. We hope you find the new Small-Hydro Gateway useful and informative!

Kearon Bennett, P. Eng.,
Operating Agent and Secretary
Annex II, Small Hydro
IEA Hydropower Agreement