Promoting the integrity of the Hydropower Sustainability Tools

The Hydropower Sustainability Governance Committee (HSGC) represents the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Council (HSAC) in promoting the use and integrity of the Hydropower Sustainability Tools.

The HSGC is composed by the chair and alternate of each HSAC chamber.

 
Current HSGC chairs and alternates (September 2019)

Current HSGC chairs and alternates (September 2019)

 

Responsibilities

The Governance Committee:

  1. (i)  Approves any modifications to the Hydropower Sustainability Tools, and considers recommendations for any change;

  2. (ii)  Ensures that assessments constitute appropriate applications of the Hydropower Sustainability Tools;

  3. (iii)  Ensures that an appropriate mechanism to address comments or complaints is in place regarding any issue relating to the Hydropower Sustainability Tools or their use;

  4. (iv)  Considers and approves any translations of the Hydropower Sustainability Tools;

  5. (v)  Considers and approves formal training material for use with the Hydropower Sustainability Tools;

  6. (vi)  Decides on any revisions to the Terms and Conditions for Use of the Hydropower Sustainability Tools (T&C);

  7. (vii)  Decides on the principles and approves the processes for accreditation of assessors (including any sanction or removal of accreditation licences);

  8. (viii)  Ensures that the Chambers follow the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Council Charter; and

  9. (ix)  Reviews and comments on budget and any work plans with respect to overall strategic direction.

Meetings

The HSGC meets at least once yearly. Please find below the minutes of meetings: