Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Forum
Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol: final version
The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Forum is pleased to announce the final version of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol.
To find out more and to download the Protocol, visit the hydrosustainability.org website.
The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Forum (the Forum) is a collaboration of representatives from different sectors who aim to develop an enhanced sustainability assessment tool to measure and guide performance in the hydropower sector, based on the Hydropower Sustainability Guidelines and Assessment Protocol developed by IHA; that the Forum would recommend for adoption by IHA and endorsement by HSAF members.
The Forum’s work centres around the International Hydropower Association’s (IHA) Sustainability Assessment Protocol (2006). It is determining the relevant issues to be included in the assessment protocol and the measurement approach for each of these issues. The work plan involves input from experts on key hydropower sustainability themes, on-ground assessments of schemes, workshop sessions focused on the Protocol, and input from key stakeholder reference groups. The Forum seeks at all times to operate with transparency, good will and by consensus.
The governments of Germany, Iceland and Norway are the main sponsors of the Forum, with financial contributions also coming from IHA, The Nature Conservancy, WWF and the World Bank.
About the Forum
Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol: Recommended Final Draft Protocol
Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol: Historical Evolution
Trialling of the Draft Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol
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