Sustainability criteria for hydropower development
Briefing | 11 December 2016
Any hydropower project no matter the size can cause negative consequences to water basins, associated ecosystems, to climate and affected communities living along the water basins. A large number of individually acceptable projects can also lead to unacceptably high negative cumulative effects. This briefing outlines strategy and project level criteria to ensure hydropower projects are sustainable.
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