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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Myanmar’s rivers provide a reliable source of water for navigation and irrigation, and support food production and livelihoods.Type:Blog postDate:8 June 2016
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) announces that the 2017 World Hydropower Congress will take place in Addis Ababa on 9–11 May 2017.Type:News postDate:7 June 2016
The shift in how hydropower is being developed is marked.Type:Blog postDate:15 April 2016
The IHA Blue Planet Prize will be awarded in 2017, and is open for participation. The award recognises hydropower projects that demonstrate excellence in sustainable development.Type:Blog postDate:11 March 2016
33 GW of new hydropower capacity was commissioned in 2015, including 2.5 GW of pumped storage, according to estimates in our new briefing, 2016 Key Trends in HydroType:Blog postDate:1 March 2016