Environmental and social
There are many environmental and social considerations which are criticial to achieving consensus on hydropower development.
We have champaioned 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.
You can browse environmental and social topics relating to hydropower in the nevigation menus above and to the right, or see the latest content below.
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We are taking the pulse of the hydropower sector at large in this year's annual issues survey. You are invited to take part.Type:Blog postDate:24 November 2016
Hydropower development and operations requires a variety of expertise.Type:Programme itemDate:13 October 2016
There is growing recognition that site selection is critical for successful hydropower development.Type:Programme itemDate:13 October 2016
With the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement, governments from around the world have sent a clear signal to decision-makers and civil society.Type:Programme itemDate:13 October 2016
At the site of the 1,332 MW Ingula pumped storage plant, which is currently in the final stages of development, Eskom is actively taking steps to conserve the environment for future generations.Type:Blog postDate:8 June 2016