A Critical Review of The International Hydropower Association’s Draft Protocol for Assessing the Sustainability of Hydropower Dam Projects.

The Zimapan Hydroelectric Project (Mexico) inundates communities below. Photo taken from near the top of the unfinished dam. This community lies at the bottom of the reservoir. Photo by Dr. Ted Downing, all rights reserved.

The Zimapan Hydroelectric Project (Mexico) inundates communities below. Photo taken from near the top of the unfinished dam. This community lies at the bottom of the reservoir. Photo by Dr. Ted Downing, all rights reserved.

In December 2009, the International Network on Displacement and Resettlement had critically reviewed the Draft¬† Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP) prepared by the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and submitted for open discussion. The protocol aims to become a sustainability assessment matrix to measure and guide performance in the hydropower sector. Their approach was found wanting… PDF

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