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?
Click to see how the Protocol could assist your organisation
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Find out how to participate.
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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
Click to see a range of material.
View a map of training and assessments and download published reports.
Interviews and discussion
Learn about and contact Accredited Assessors
Join the governance council
Anyone can join the governance mechanism.
The Protocol is a tool created and governed by multi stakeholder consensus
Sustainability Learning Resource
Check briefings and case studies on environmental, social and technical issues.
News: World Bank to support Protocol use in the Zambezi Basin.
IHA to provide a long-term programme of capacity building.
News: Assessment of Itaipu Project
Protocol used on one of the largest projects in the world
News: New assessment published!
Read the assessment of Odebrecht's Chaglla Project (Peru)
News: Training in China
China Society for Hydropower Engineers gets training in Chengdu
News: Unlock Carbon financing
IIED research note on how Hydropower sustainability assessments can unlock carbon financing