The IEA Technology Cooperation Programme on Hydropower is a working group of International Energy Agency member countries and others who have a common interest in advancing hydropower worldwide. Countries that are not members of the IEA can also join.
"To encourage through awareness, knowledge and support, the sustainable use of water resources
for the development and management of hydropower. "
Task 9: Valuing Hydropower Services - Phase II (2018 - present) including Task IX/Task XII Joint Task
( 2019 - present)
Task XII: Hydropower & the Environment Task 1: Managing the Carbon Balance of Freshwater Reservoirs
(2007 - Present)
Annex XIII: Hydropower & Fish
(2013 - Present)
Annex XIV: Management Models for Hydropower Cascade Reservoirs
(2015 - present)
Annex XV: Maintenance Works and Decision-Making for Hydro Facilities
(2016 - present)
Task 16 - Hidden Hydro
(Hidden Hydro and Untapped Hydropower Opportunities on Existing Infrastructures, 2018 - present)
Annex XVII - Measures to Enhance the Climate Resilience of Hydropower
(2021 - present)
Annex XVIII - Decision Support for Comprehensive Utilization of Basin Water Resources
(2021 - present)
Task 19 Hydropower & Fish 2.0
(started in 2023)
IEA Hydro News
IEA Hydro publishes Communiqué for faster hydropower deployment
According to IEA studies, global hydropower deployment is too slow to achieve necessary greenhouse gas emission targets. Discussions with IEA, IHA, World Bank and other stakeolders around the 42nd...
Annex XIII has published Roadmap on Hydropower and Fish
Annex XIII "Hydropower and Fish" has published its final report "Hydropower & Fish - A Roadmap for Best Practice Management". The report can be downloaded here.
Report on flood and drought mitigation from hydropower published
A new report was published by Task 9 on hydropower services regarding flood and drought management. The report can be downloaded here.