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.
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For the first time, we are taking the pulse of the hydropower sector at large in a new annual survey. You are invited to take part.Type:Blog postDate:30 November 2015
1.3 billion people lack access to electricity. Two-thirds of the population in sub-Saharan Africa do not have access to electricity – one-third in India. This is the challenge that we are trying to overcome.Type:Blog postDate:12 October 2015
With the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including a dedicated goal to provide universal access to modern energy services, hydropower has an important role to play in the post-2015 development agenda.Type:Blog postDate:1 October 2015
Water resources management is increasingly dependent on international cooperation at the regional level.Type:Blog postDate:29 September 2015
The quantity, timing and quality of river flows all have a marked impact on the sustainability of freshwater and estuarine ecosystems.Type:Blog postDate:10 September 2015