The National Hydropower Association recognizes exemplary practices and people among its members and the industry with the following awards:

  • The Dr. Kenneth Henwood Award, NHA’s highest individual honor, is presented annually to an individual within the hydropower industry who exhibits dedication to hydropower as an energy technology; persistence in the face of institutional obstacles; appreciation and understanding of the relationships among project engineering, environment and economics; a strong commitment for fair dealing and plain speaking; and uncommon energy, enthusiasm, and excitement as a leading force in the industry.

  • The OSAW awards annually recognize deserving organizations in the hydropower industry for projects that exhibit exemplary operational, educational, historical, recreational, or environmental enhancement and stewardship. Each year, NHA presents the OSAW awards at the NHA Annual Conference in Washington, DC. Learn more about the OSAW awards and submit an application for this year's competition.

  • This annual award was created in 2008 by NHA Past Presidents to support future industry leaders as they complete their education.

  • This prestigious award is given to a member company that has blazed new pathways to strengthen and invigorate the hydropower industry.