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This statement confirms the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Forum’s submission of its Recommended Final Draft Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (November 2010) to Forum member organisations for decisions on adoption and support.
"We view the Protocol as an important tool for assessing hydropower sustainability performance, and intend to use it to facilitate dialogue with our clients in this sector."
"BMZ values the Protocol as a new approach to broaden the discussion on sustainability of dam projects and to provide guidance on measuring and implementing sustainability criteria. The Protocol should be available for broad application."
"We would like to congratulate the IHA on the launch of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol and on its adoption by the IHA."
"The Forum process has done much to bring stakeholder perspectives together and has already generated considerable interest. It is now time to capitalize on this momentum and roll out the Protocol for broad application so we can gauge its effectiveness on the ground."
"The World Bank...recognizes the revised Protocol's contribution in consolidating good practices into a practical guide that not only enables performance management but can help a wide range of industry participants better understand sustainability in hydropower."
"Over the 30 months of so that were devoted to the development of the Protocol, we have come to appreciate the leadership role that the hydro industry has taken on the journey to more sustainable hydropower."
"We have appreciated the opportunity to work with you and the other members of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Forum to create this valuable tool to measure and improve the sustainability of hydropower projects."