Hydropower Resources


Hydropower Licensing 101 Toolkit

Whether you're new to hydropower or you're just looking to brush up, this toolkit gives you a framework for understanding six areas of core competency essential for anyone to be a proficient hydropower practitioner. It also includes links to dozens other resources for further learning. This toolkit was published in 2023 the River Management Society, National Park Service, and Hydropower Reform Coalition with extensive input from advisors and subject matter experts.

Hydropower Licensing 101


Hydropower Summaries

These summaries distill hydropower license documents (often 150-200 pages!) to highlight the topics of greatest interest to members of the public as well as important plans and provisions affecting public use and access to the river. These are produced and maintained by the River Management Society and the Hydropower Reform Coalition.

Hydropower Summaries


Hydropower Video Playlist

Watch and share recorded webinars and River Management Roundtables addressing a variety of Hydropower topics.

River Training Channel


Hydropower Reform Coalition Resource Library

Access the HRC's searchable database of resource including laws, court cases, license summaries, tools, guides, and more!

HRC Library


The Practitioner's Guide to Hydropower Dam Removal

Developed by American Rivers and the Hydropower Reform Coalition in 2023, this guide helps hydropower dam owners and stakeholders navigate the process of surrendering the license, decommissioning, and removing federally regulated dams. 

Dam Removal Guide