13 December 2018
The Hydropower Sustainability Guidelines on Good International Industry Practice define expected sustainability performance for the hydropower sector across a range of environmental, social, technical and governance topics.
The 26 guidelines present definitions of the processes and outcomes relating to good practice in the planning, operation and implementation of hydropower projects. As a compendium, the guidelines are a reference document for meeting the expectations of lenders, regulators, and consumers.
Download the topics individually or download the full publication at the bottom of this page.
- Asset Reliability and Efficiency
- Biodiversity and Invasive Species
- Climate Change Mitigation and Resilience
- Communications and Consultation
- Cultural Heritage
- Demonstrated Need and Strategic Fit
- Downstream Flow Regimes
- Economic Viability
- Environmental and Social Issues Management
- Erosion and Sedimentation
- Financial Viability
- Hydrological Resource
- Indigenous Peoples
- Infrastructure Safety
- Integrated Project Management
- Labour and Working Conditions
- Project Affected Communities and Livelihoods
- Project Benefits
- Public Health
- Reservoir Management
- Siting and Design
- Water, Noise and Air Quality
- Water Quality
To learn more about the guidelines, visit the webpage.