Environmental and social
There are many environmental and social considerations which are criticial to achieving consensus on hydropower development.
We have champaioned the development of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, a tool that measures hydropower projects across a range of considerations, including environmental and social. The protocol was developed as a result of three years of multi-stakeholder engagement with governments, the finance sector, NGOs and hydropower industry.
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The Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre has developed an innovative mechanism to predict and prepare for flood risks, which will be presented at aType:Blog postDate:27 March 2017
31.5 GW new hydropower capacity commissioned worldwide in 2016, pumped storage development accelerates
31.5 GW of new hydropower capacity was commissioned in 2016, according to estimates in our new briefing, 2017 Key Trends in Hydropower.Type:Blog postDate:22 March 2017
Social aspects can be challenging to overcome if developers are not able to gain the support from affected stakeholders and obtain a ‘social licence’.Type:Programme itemDate:6 March 2017
The World Bank Group is an organising partner of the 2017 World Hydropower Congress, which will take place on 9–11 May in Addis Ababa.Type:Blog postDate:2 February 2017
At the end of 2016 we can look back on a year of progress for hydropower, with many development landmarks achieved around the world. We have compiled some of the most notable achievements by IHA member companies this year.Type:Blog postDate:19 December 2016