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
Over 500 participants from 60 countries convened this week in Malaysia at the IHA 2013 World Congress on advancing sustainable hydropower.Type:News postDate:24 May 2013
The first official assessments using the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol were today published on www.hydrosustainability.org.Type:News postDate:20 May 2013
The new IHA 2013 Hydropower Report is now available for download.Type:News postDate:5 April 2013
On the occasion of World Water Day, we are calling on the hydropower sector to help manage water in a climate-constrained world.Type:Blog postDate:22 March 2013
Last week we facilitated training on the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol with Voith Hydro in Heidenheim, Germany.Type:News postDate:11 February 2013