Doug Smith,
Independent Environmental and Social Expert,
Independent Consultant

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World Hydropower Congress  |  14-16 May 2019  |  Paris

 

Speaker biography

Doug Smith has over twenty-five years of international experience in environmental and social assessment and reviews, on renewable energy including hydropower. He has played a leading role in the development and implementation of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol and related tools and guidance, and is a Lead Assessor accredited by the International Hydropower Association (IHA).

He has high familiarity with international environmental and social standards, repeated experience in preparation and review of environmental and social assessments, environmental and social action plans, and due diligence reports. In addition, he is an experienced trainer and mentor of capacity-building programs, providing training in environmental and social sustainability to project developers and financial institutions in all regions.