Focus Session

Sustainability assessment

Helping the sector to optimise sustainability practice

Wednesday 15 May 2019 | 14:00-15:15 | room: Eiffel 1

With the launch of the Hydropower Sustainability Guidelines on Good International Industry Practice (HGIIP), the sector now has a suite of tools to harmonise the understanding of sustainability in a hydropower context.

Performance against the guidelines can be assessed through two complementary tools: the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP), which measures performance above and below the defined good practice. In addition, the Hydropower Sustainability ESG Gap Analysis (HESG) Tool can check for gaps against good practice on relevant topics, and includes a gap management plan to improve processes and outcomes.

Session objectives:

The session will explore the best ways of using the guidelines and assessment tools to guide and measure performance with an optimum level of efficiency.

Furthermore, the session will discuss how the tools can be used to improve institutional capacity and enhance the development impact of hydropower projects worldwide.

Finally, panellists will share insights from their own experiences and discuss recommendations moving forward.

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Environmental and Social Expert, Independent Consultant
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Mohamad Irwan AMAN

Senior Sustainability Manager, Sarawak Energy
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Alain KILAJIAN (moderator)

Sustainability Specialist, International Hydropower Association


Deputy Director, Institutional for Water Resources Infrastructure
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Kimberly LYON

Water Resources Specialist (Consultant), World Bank
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Senior Advisor, NORAD
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Senior Sustainability Specialist, International Hydropower Association