Hydro Empowerment Network

Advancing community-based hydropower in the global south

The Hydro Empowerment Network (HPNET) aims to catalyze practitioners of small-scale (<1MW) hydropower for the advancement and advocacy of resilient hydropower, towards equitable and sustainable development of rural communities in the global south.
The network’s goals are to provide an effective south-south knowledge exchange platform for technology development and innovation for robust implementation, and to transform knowledge exchange into action by building the capacities of local change agents.
HPNET members are a diverse set of international, national, and local actors committed to collectively promoting and advancing pico, micro, and mini hydro. Members contribute to and benefit from HPNET’s working groups, forums, and knowledge resources.
For more information on HPNET’s mission and work, and on how to become a member, please visit their website.

E-Learning Platform

HPNET established the Social Enterprise for Energy, Ecological and Economic Development (SEEED) platform for community-scale hydro implementation. It aims to support practitioners and communities to achieve long-term, technical, environmental, institutional, and financial sustainability of their hydro mini-grids. Visit the website for more information.

Hydro Empowerment Network

Latest news of the partner

Socio-Environmental Resilience in the Philippines

Don’t miss out on the new episode of “StreamSide Chats” – the video-podcast of our partner network HPNET! They just published the fourth edition of the series, which brings grassroots innovators and international experts of small-scale hydropower together, providing first hand insights about its wide-reaching implications for community empowerment.

Latest webinar of the partner

1. Stronger Together

18 January 2018

This webinar is the first part of WISIONS Webinar Series, which aims...