Environmental and social
There are many environmental and social considerations which are criticial to achieving consensus on hydropower development.
IHA has championed 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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This coming May, The Nature Conservancy will serve as a main sponsor of IHA’s 2015 World Hydropower Congress in Beijing, along with major hydropower companies such as China Three Gorges Corporation and EDF.Type:Blog postDate:5 December 2014
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Jean-François Astolfi, EDF vice-president, discusses hydropower and the difficulties faced by developing countries, ahead of the World Hydropower Congress in Beijing (19–21 May 2015).Type:Blog postDate:4 December 2014