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
There is growing recognition that site selection is critical for successful hydropower development.Type:Programme itemDate:13 October 2016
Freshwater management is a major challenge for society, especially in developing economies. It is also becoming increasingly difficult due to the impacts of climate change.Type:Programme itemDate:13 October 2016
Historically, independent power producers (IPPs) have not been major players in the sector in sub-Saharan Africa. But with more supportive policies and innovative financing, that looks set to change.Type:Blog postDate:11 October 2016
The 23rd World Energy Congress on 9–13 October in Istanbul, Turkey, will feature a discussion on hydropower’s role in a water-stressed world.Type:Blog postDate:14 September 2016
Climate change is already having a significant impact on the world as we know it. Rising global temperatures are accelerating glacial melting around the world.Type:Blog postDate:9 September 2016