Course description

This interactive training course gives participants the basic knowledge of geographic information systems and reservoir GHG dynamics to assess projects using the G-res Tool. This training course is designed for professionals from all backgrounds interested in learning how to apply the G-res Tool.

The course will be delivered in-person over a period of 3 days. Participants will receive an official certificate from IHA and will be accredited as Certified Users of the G-res Tool.



Registration details

The next G-res Tool Training course will take place in London on 15-17 November 2022. The location is One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AA.

The standard rate for the training course is £2,500 + VAT per participant. Participants are expected to cover the cost of their own travel, accommodation and personal expenses. IHA and Council members are eligible for a 10% discount. Group discounts are available for groups above 5.

UK based participants: Please contact sustainability@hydropower.org to arrange payment.

Registration is only confirmed upon payment. For any questions, please email us at sustainability@hydropower.org.

Course outcomes

  • Increased knowledge on the G-res Tool assessment methodology

    Participants will have a thorough understanding of the history, development and methodology of the G-res Tool

  • Heightened confidence in analysing and interpreting emissions data

    Participants will learn how to obtain, analyse and interpret data related to reservoir GHG emissions from hydropower projects

  • Ability to conduct GHG emissions assessments using the G-res Tool

    Participant will acquire the technical know-how and necessary competences to conduct assessments using the G-res Tool

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome and introductions

    • Meet your trainers

    • Course outline and objectives

    • Pre-training requirements

    • Opening survey

  • 2

    Training Library

    • Training Material Package (for download)

  • 3

    Module 1 - Background and scientific basis of the G-res Tool

    • Lesson 1: The science behind the G-res Tool

    • Lesson 2: G-res Tool model

    • Extra Material: Model Development

  • 4

    Module 2 - Step-by-step tutorial on G-res Tool and Earth Engine functionality

    • Lesson 3a: Step-by-step tutorial on G-res Tool

    • Lesson 3b: Step-by-step tutorial on G-res Tool

    • Lesson 4a: Step-by-step tutorial on Earth Engine Functionality

    • Lesson 4b: Step-by-step tutorial on Earth Engine Functionality

    • Lesson 5: Q&A session and theory review

    • Lesson 6: Running the G-res Tool and interpreting results

  • 5

    Module 3 - Using the G-res Tool with real project data

    • Lesson 7: Assess your own reservoir (with feedback)

    • Lesson 8: Validation process

    • Closing survey

Frequently asked questions

  • Is this course right for me?

    This course offers a dynamic and thorough look into GHG emissions assessments from hydropower projects. You will learn how to apply an internationally recognised methodology to calculate the GHG emissions from your reservoirs.

  • Am I right for this course?

    Yes! We encourage applications from professionals with all levels of knowledge and experience.

  • Will I receive a certificate?

    Yes. Participants will receive an official certificate from the International Hydropower Association and will be accredited as Certified Users of the G-res Tool.

  • Will I have to pass an exam?

    There is no exam but you will have to present your assessment results in a group discussion.

  • How much does this course cost?

    The cost of this training is £2,500 + VAT per participant. IHA members and Council members are eligible for a 10% discount. Please note that participants are expected to cover the cost of their own travel, accommodation and personal expenses. UK based participants: Please contact sustainability@hydropower.org to arrange payment.