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.







Maryalice Fischer, LIHI Certification Program Director     We are pleased to welcome Maryalice Fischer to the LIHI team.  Maryalice will lead the Low Impact Certification Program and act as the point person for certificate holders, applicants, reviewers and other key stakeholders.  Maryalice’s over 20 years of hydropower experience and extensive knowledge of environmental protection and regulatory affairs will be instrumental as LIHI strives to expand its Certification program and benefits. Maryalice will be based in New Hampshire. Maryalice can be reached here.


Lindsey Zai, LIHI Program Coordinator    The Low Impact Hydropower Institute (LIHI) is pleased to welcome Lindsey Zai to our team.  As Program Coordinator, Lindsey plays a key role in structuring our program work and liaising with our certificate holders and applicants.  Lindsey’s extensive managerial and conservation experience, including a stint with The Wilderness Society, make her a perfect fit for our work.  Lindsey can be reached in our Lexington, MA office.