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Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol

Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol

The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol is a tool that promotes and guides more sustainable hydropower projects. It provides a common language that allows governments, civil society, financial institutions and the hydropower sector to talk about and evaluate sustainability issues.

The protocol offers a way to assess the performance of a hydropower project across more than 20 sustainability topics. Assessments are based on objective evidence and the results are presented in a standardised way, making it easy to see how existing facilities are performing and how well new projects are being developed.

Associated sessions

8 May
09:00 - 13:00

Invitation only: Protocol governance committee meeting (09:00-09:45 and 12:00-13:00)

Type: Associated event

The Protocol Governance Committee meet quarterly to discuss the governance of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (“the Protocol”).  The Protocol has evolved since its first launch at the World Hydropower Congress in 2011 and this... (Read more)

8 May
09:45 - 12:00

Invitation only: Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Council Meeting (09:45-12:00)

Type: Associated event

The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Council Meeting is convened every two years in accordance with the Charter.

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9 May
13:00 - 14:00

Social aspects

Type: Interval

Social aspects can be challenging to overcome if developers are not able to gain the support from affected stakeholders and obtain a ‘social licence’.

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