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Nepal Embraces Opportunity to Advance Sustainable Hydropower

Jun 6, 2016

Nepal Embraces Opportunity to Advance Sustainable Hydropower

Sustainability is never achieved overnight. In the hydropower sector, it begins with developing up-to-date policy and regulations that can be put into practice. Over 6,000 rivers and streams run through the Himalayan country of Nepal. Since the 1970s, the harnessing and distribution of hydropower has attempted to power a country that tries to cope with 12 to 18 hours of power cuts every day. Environmental and social experts, with the support of the Australian and U.S. governments and IFC, continue to build knowledge on how Nepal’s waterways can be developed sustainably, while protecting aquatic biodiversity and lowering social impacts.

Achieving Sustainable Hydropower in Lao PDR with a Helping Hand

May 24, 2016

Achieving Sustainable Hydropower in Lao PDR with a Helping Hand

Sustainability is never achieved overnight. In the hydropower sector, it begins with developing up-to-date policy and regulations that can be put into practice. Sustainability is never achieved overnight. In the hydropower sector, it begins with developing up-to-date policy and regulations that can be put into practice.

How to Develop Sustainable Waterways in Myanmar

Apr 18, 2016

How to Develop Sustainable Waterways in Myanmar

IFC's Kate Lazarus discusses how Myanmar's development community needs to work together to help the private sector achieve new standards.

IFC Stresses Importance of Assessing Cumulative Impacts of Hydro

Mar 11, 2016

IFC Stresses Importance of Assessing Cumulative Impacts of Hydro

“Unless you look at cumulative impacts, you don’t have a project,” said Vaqar Zakaria, Managing Director, Hagler Bailey, based in Islamabad.

Managing Water Resources for the People of Lao PDR

Sep 1, 2013

Managing Water Resources for the People of Lao PDR

Lao PDR is criss-crossed by hundreds of rivers and waterways. The Lao people rely on them for basic needs: food, irrigation, drinking water and, more recently, for electricity. How can Lao PDR manage all these water needs? Lao PDR is criss-crossed by hundreds of rivers and waterways. The Lao people rely on them for basic needs: food, irrigation, drinking water and, more recently, for electricity. How can Lao PDR manage all these water needs?

VIDEO: Establishing Baselines to Better Protect the Environment and Local Livelihoods

Mar 1, 2013

VIDEO: Establishing Baselines to Better Protect the Environment and Local Livelihoods

Environmental and socioeconomic baseline studies are crucial tools for planning, developing and managing hydropower projects. VIDEO: Establishing Baselines to Better Protect the Environment and Local Livelihoods

Financing Electricite Du Laos, Creating Opportunities in Rural Areas

May 24, 2011

Financing Electricite Du Laos, Creating Opportunities in Rural Areas

Thirty percent of Lao PDR has no access to electricity and those who do are mostly concentrated in the cities – a major obstacle to rural development. Financing Electricite Du Laos, Creating Opportunities in Rural Areas