Manual or Guideline

Trishuli Assessment Tool Field Manual: A Standardized Methodology for Freshwater Aquatic Biodiversity Sampling and Long-Term Monitoring for Hydropower Projects in the Himalayan Region

December 30, 2021

The Trishuli Assessment Tool is a standardized methodology for sampling freshwater aquatic biodiversity in hydropower projects. This project follows the cumulative impact assessment of the Trishuli River Basin led by IFC (2020), which identified the need for more robust and standardized sampling of aquatic biodiversity when planning hydropower projects. The field manual provides guidance for implementing the Trishuli Assessment Tool in the rivers of Nepal and other Himalayan regions.