What We Do

Hydropower covers most of the renewable energy that the world generates, and therefore, plays a significant role in the battle against climate change. By producing electricity without creating pollution, hydropower projects continue to lead towards a better and sustainable future.

Like any other infrastructure project, building a hydroelectric power facility will impact the environment and surrounding communities. Stakeholders are under obligation to maximize benefits from projects while avoiding adverse outcomes.

What comprises good practice in hydroelectric power development is outlined in Hydroelectric Power Sustainability Tools, which are guidelines in line with IFC (International Finance Corporation) performance and World Bank standards.

Our Mission

Hydropower projects must progress and operate sustainably. Canadian Hydro Beyond has contributed to the advancement of Hydroelectric Power Sustainability Tools. These tools serve as a guide for the establishment and performance of hydroelectric power endeavors worldwide. Moreover, we offer capacity building and training services on the targeted tools for professionals in quest of professional qualifications.

What We Offer

How-to Guidelines

Canadian Hydro Beyond offers How-to Guides that give information about the proceedings and requirements to meet international standards, as outlined in Sustainability Tools. Our How-to Guidelines define the measures that stakeholders and practitioners must follow to improve hydropower expansion and operation.


Be a certified hydropower sustainability practitioner. Our training is built on our expert hydropower experience. Canadian Hydro Beyond has been operating to push sustainable hydropower forward since the 1990s. For that reason, we have compiled our accumulated knowledge into online courses to share with aspiring sustainability practitioners.

Our Sustainability tools are internationally recognized. We base our courses on sustainability tools managed by the government, private companies, and multi-stakeholders. Moreover, our course curriculum is structured and comprehensive. Our training is created by field leaders and follows the standard structure of assessment.