Workshop 1

Workshop on new sustainability assessment tools

How the Hydropower Sustainability Tools can help enhance the impact and sustainability of development interventions

Monday 13 May 2019 | 13:00-17:30 | room: Mansart 3

This workshop introduces new Hydropower Sustainability Tools and explores how they can help enhance the impact and sustainability of development interventions:

• The Hydropower Sustainability Guidelines on Good International Industry Practice (HGIIP), launched in 2018, which define expected performance for the hydropower sector across 26 environmental, social, technical and governance topics.

• The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (HSAP), launched in 2010 and updated in 2018, which offers a framework for independent assessments of hydropower project performance.

• The Hydropower Sustainability ESG Gap Analysis (HESG) Tool, launched in 2018, for project proponents and investors to identify and address gaps against international good practice.

Workshop objectives:

The objective of the workshop is to introduce these new tools to delegates, and to discuss how the tools can contribute to wider sustainable hydropower development.

The workshop will look at specific case studies in terms of their application and how they can be used to improve the impact of development programmes and encourage the sustainability of project benefits.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 7 (Affordable and clean energy) will be addressed, as well as other goals such as SDG 6 (Clean water and sanitation) and SDG 13 (Climate action).

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Kimberly LYON

Water Resources Specialist (Consultant), World Bank
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State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, SECO


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Deputy Director, Institutional for Water Resources Infrastructure
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João COSTA (Moderator)

Senior Sustainability Specialist, International Hydropower Association

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