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 short video introduces the role of hydropower in the world today and the future challenges for sustainable development.Type:Blog postDate:22 August 2014
In the first week of August 2014, the Indian hydropower sector gathered in Delhi to discuss possible pathways for the development of hydropower in the country.Type:Blog postDate:5 August 2014
On 18–20 June, we participated in the biennial meeting of the Intergovernmental Council of UNESCO's International Hydrological Programme in Paris, France.Type:News postDate:30 June 2014
An independent scientific study has shown that the impact of run-of-river hydroelectric projects on salmon has been minimal based on the monitoring data provided to date.Type:Blog postDate:30 June 2014
Jindal Power Limited, India’s leading power generation company with a portfolio of 15,000 MW in various stages of operation, implementation, development and planning in hydro and thermal, has signed a partnership with the InternType:Blog postDate:4 June 2014