Upcoming Dates

The next G-res Tool Training course will take place on 18-22 October 2021. Participants are required to attend live streaming sessions from 14:00-18:00 CEST on Monday 18, Wednesday 20 and Friday 22 October. 

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


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.




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: Live session on the science behind the G-res Tool

    • Lesson 2: Live session on the 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: Live 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 live 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 per participant. IHA members and Council members, as well as full paying Hydropower Pro licence holders are eligible for a 10% discount.