Hydropower Sustainability Guidelines
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The Hydropower Sustainability Guidelines on Good International Industry Practice (HGIIP) point out how sustainability performance for the hydropower sector should be defined and measured across a range of environmental, social, technical and governance topics. The guidelines present definitions of the processes and outcomes relating to good practice in the planning, operation and implementation of hydropower projects. As a compendium, the guidelines are a reference document for meeting the expectations of lenders, regulators, and consumers. The guidelines are complementary with the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Tool.
The HGIIP offer users guidance on sustainable planning, operation and implementation of hydropower projects.
The guidelines provide definitions of good practice in accordance with six criteria:
– Project assessment
– Stakeholder engagement
– Stakeholder support
– Conformance / compliance