The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to reducing the impacts of hydropower generation through the certification of hydropower projects that have avoided or reduced their environmental impacts pursuant to the Low Impact Hydropower Institute’s criteria.

LIHI’s Certification Program encourages a range of benefits associated with healthy rivers and enables low impact projects to access renewable energy markets.

BREAKING NEWS:  The LIHI Governing Board has elected new leadership.  Long standing Board Chair Richard Roos-Collins has stepped down, and Julie Keil was elected as Chair, with John Seebach as Vice-Chair.  Read more: New Leadership Elected by LIHI Board (2015-07-22)

Did you miss us our panel discussion on Renewable Energy Markets at HydroVision International 2015 in Portland, Oregon on Friday – July 17, 2015? Please check back soon, we’ll be posting the presentations very shortly.


For a recent presentation on the LIHI program and the role in green markets, please watch Low Impact Hydropower, a Pathway to Green Markets from Center for Resource Solutions on Vimeo.

To stay in touch with LIHI, please sign up for our mailing list HERE.

Please enjoy this inspiring video by American Rivers, which showcases three hydropower projects in U.S. rivers that are great examples of hydropower success stories.