Wednesday 15 May 2019 | 14:00-15:15 | room: Mansart
The hydropower sector is vulnerable to the impacts of a changing climate. Changes in precipitation and temperature impact power generation, dam safety, environmental and social aspects, as well as other infrastructure resilience.
Governments, lending institutions, and asset owners themselves are increasingly seeking assurances that hydropower projects – from greenfield developments to rehabilitations – are climate resilient.
This is partly driven by international agreements such as the Paris Agreement, and increasing awareness about the materiality of physical climate risks to investments.
What does climate resilient hydropower investment mean in practice? And how can asset owners and developers demonstrate that their project is climate resilient?
In this session, these questions will be discussed by a mixed panel of representatives from government, financial institutions, operators and developers.
IHA will also present the Hydropower Sector Climate Resilience Guide, a tool that can provide all parties with a practical framework for assessing the climate resilience of hydropower projects.