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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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  • Maria Van Der Hoeven

    Interview: Maria Van Der Hoeven, Executive Director, IEA

    Maria Van Der Hoeven is the executive director of the International Energy Agency.

    Type:
    Blog post
    Date:
    16 October 2014
  • Cameron Ironside

    Building effective regulatory frameworks for hydropower

    On Thursday 4 September at World Water Week 2014 in Stockholm, we collaborated with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to convene a se

    Type:
    Blog post
    Date:
    12 September 2014
  • Richard Taylor speaking at World Water Week

    The future energy mix: water as energy storage

    On Thursday 4 September at World Water Week 2014 in Stockholm, we joined with the Centre for Environmental Design of Renewable Energy (CEDREN) and the United Nations Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and Res

    Type:
    Blog post
    Date:
    11 September 2014
  • World Bank reviews Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol

    The World Bank has published a review of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol providing recommendations on its usage.

    Type:
    News post
    Date:
    27 August 2014
  • Norberto Odebrecht

    Faces of hydropower: Norberto Odebrecht

    A conglomerate operating in 23 countries through its 15 businesses, three investment funds and five supporting companies, Odebrecht Organisation employs nearly 200,000 people today and is one of the important actors in the hydro

    Type:
    Blog post
    Date:
    27 August 2014

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