Application of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol in the Zambezi River Basin
The objective of the technical assistance program on the “Application of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol in the Zambezi River Basin” was to assist the Riparian States in development and utilization of the hydropower potential of the basin in a sustainable and responsible way. The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol is a methodology for measuring sustainability of hydropower projects across a range of more than 20 environmental, social, technical, and business topics. The program sought to promote the development and use of the Protocol as a guiding framework for sustainability that can help balance mutual dependencies among different water users across the basin. This was implemented in collaboration with the members of Zambezi River Basin Water Resources Managers and Dam Operators (ZAMDO) and in coordination with the Zambezi Watercourse Commission as part of a broader program of support in the basin.
Author: CIWA, World Bank