Course description

This interactive online 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 as a blend of online and offline engagement. Participants will take part in virtual classrooms where the trainers will deliver live lessons, including group activities and live Q&A sessions. Participants will receive an official certificate from IHA and will be accredited as Certified Users of the G-res Tool.



Registration details

The next virtual G-res Tool Training course will take place on 27 February - 3 March 2023. Participants are required to attend live streaming sessions from 13:00-17:00 GMT+1 (London) on Monday 27 February, Wednesday 1 and Friday 3 March. 

The standard rate for the training course is £2,500  + VAT per participant. 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 more information, 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. Meet your trainers

    2. Course outline and objectives

    3. Pre-training requirements

    4. Opening survey

    1. Training Material Package (for download)

    1. Lesson 1: Live session on the science behind the G-res Tool

    2. Lesson 2: Live session on the G-res Tool model

    3. Extra Material: Model Development

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

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

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

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

    5. Lesson 5: Live Q&A session and theory review

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

    1. Lesson 7: Assess your own reservoir (with live feedback)

    2. Lesson 8: Validation process

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