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 committed to environmental, cultural and recreational stewardship 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.


In this uncertain time of the Coronavirus, we want you to know that the Low Impact Hydropower Institute does not currently anticipate any interruptions in our day-to-day operations. However, we are making modifications to protect staff, including working exclusively from home and limiting face-to-face meetings. We will provide updates as necessary. Please stay safe and stay in touch.