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.
Latest associated content
Jian-Hua Meng is senior sustainable hydropower specialist at the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).Type:Blog postDate:5 February 2015
As the Government of Ghana aims to nearly double the country’s installed power capacity to 5,000 MW by 2016, hydroelectricity is expected to play an important role in new development.Type:Blog postDate:2 February 2015
In 2013, a proposed new generating station at Keeyask became the first project in Canada to apply the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol – a framework for assessing projects against a range of social, environmental, tType:Blog postDate:30 January 2015
Anita Marangoly George is the senior director of the World Bank Group's global energy practice.Type:Blog postDate:12 January 2015
We have enjoyed a busy year in 2014 that has taken our team around the world, connecting members regionally and participating in many sector events. Here are just some of the highlights of our travels.Type:Blog postDate:18 December 2014