Hydropower Sustainability Guidelines
Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol
Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Tool
Programmes of Activities
What is it?
A brief introduction to the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol.
How can it help me?
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Many organisations now refer to the Protocol in policy briefings.
Who's using it?
Leading hydropower companies have received training and assessments.
Case Studies and
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View a map of training and assessments and download published reports.
Interviews and discussion
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Anyone can join the governance mechanism.
The Protocol is a tool created and governed by multi stakeholder consensus
Sustainability Learning Resource
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News: Assessing hydro projects in Africa with a recognised sustainability tool
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News: Sustainable hydro projects can enter IHA Blue Planet Prize 2019
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is now accepting entries for the IHA Blue Planet Prize.
News: Indonesian hydro projects to gain from IHA sustainability training
Indonesia targets ‘more effective multi-stakeholder participation and better project preparation’.