Cumulative Impact Assessment and Management (ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE HYDROPOWER - Virtual Webinar Series)

Date : 21-Apr-2021

Venue: Virtual

Brief: Major environmental and social management challenges faced today, such as climate change, loss of biodiversity, scarcity of water resources, displacement of communities and impacts on traditional local livelihoods, are often the result of cumulative impacts from a range of activities, in some cases, the most ecologically devastating environmental effects and subsequent social consequences may not result from the direct effects of a particular action, single project, or activity but from the combination of existing stresses and the individual minor effects of multiple actions over time. In 2013, IFC developed a six-step process to conduct a cumulative impact assessment (CIA). Companies in emerging markets are working with specialists to identify how they contribute to cumulative impacts and offer guidance on project design and implementation of measures to more effectively manage associated risks. This webinar will build understanding of the differences between project-level and basin-wide CIAs; types of cumulative impacts from hydropower projects, assess their associated risks and discuss how to conduct a Cumulative Impact Assessment.

See: IFC's Good Practice Handbook (GPH) Cumulative Impact Assessment and Management: Guidance for the Private Sector in Emerging Markets


This Webinar is a ADVANCING SUSTAINABLE HYDROPOWER - Virtual Webinar Series and for more details, please see the Flyer.

About the Series

This webinar series aims to bring together different stakeholders to discuss key environmental and social issues associated with hydropower development in Pakistan. Topics were identified through a training needs assessment with participation by government agencies and private sector. These webinars build on and expand previously held in-person trainings and workshops organized under the Hydropower Developers' Working Group of Pakistan.