Hydropower Sustainability Guidelines

Hydropower Sustainability Guidelines

Organization

International Hydropower Association (IHA)

Type(s) of Tool

Principles

Sector(s)

Energy

Lifecycle Phase(s)

Strategic Planning, Prioritization, Project Planning, Concept Design, Detailed Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance, Decomissioning/Repurposing

Open Source

Yes

Language Availability

English

Country of Origin

UK

Date of Development

2018

Version

v.2018

Description

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.

Tool Outcome

The HGIIP offer users guidance on sustainable planning, operation and implementation of hydropower projects.

Sustainability Criteria

The guidelines provide definitions of good practice in accordance with six criteria:
– Project assessment
– Management
– Stakeholder engagement
– Stakeholder support
– Conformance / compliance
– Outcomes

Contact Information

sustainability@hydropower.org