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
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.Type:Blog postDate:30 May 2014
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 postDate:29 April 2014
Philipp Hauser is vice president carbon markets at GDF Suez Energy Latin America.Type:Blog postDate:4 April 2014
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.Type:News postDate:19 March 2014
Early-stage planning is under way for a multi-purpose hydropower programme on the Sava River in Croatia.Type:Blog postDate:19 March 2014