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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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    Case study: partnerships with local communities

    In 2013, Canadian utility Hydro-Québec completed the construction of the Eastmain-1-A-Sarcelle-Rupert hydroelectric development at James Bay, encompassing an area of 46,164 sq km, for a planned electricity output of 8.7 TWh.

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    Blog post
    Date:
    30 May 2014
  • Giulio Boccaletti

    Interview: Giulio Boccaletti, The Nature Conservancy

    Giulio Boccaletti, Ph.D., is the managing director for global water at The Nature Conservancy. He spoke with us about sustainability as a structural issue, and the importance of dialogue between NGOs and the hydropower community.

    Type:
    Blog post
    Date:
    29 April 2014
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    Philipp Hauser is vice president carbon markets at GDF Suez Energy Latin America.

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    Blog post
    Date:
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  • Celebrating World Water Day

    The multiple roles of hydropower, and the relationship between renewable energy and water will be discussed during the celebrations of World Water Day on 20–21 March 2014 in Tokyo.

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    News post
    Date:
    19 March 2014
  • Sava River

    Multi-purpose Sava River development under consideration

    Early-stage planning is under way for a multi-purpose hydropower programme on the Sava River in Croatia.

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    Blog post
    Date:
    19 March 2014

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