Good Practice Handbook on Environmental Flows for Hydropower Projects

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154 pages | © March 2018 IFC | Complimentary

Good Practice Handbook on Environmental Flows for Hydropower ProjectsEnsuring suitable environmental flows downstream of hydropower projects is critical to protecting freshwater ecosystems and providing for community needs, but to-date there has been limited understanding of the appropriate types and level of assessment. Developed in collaboration with the World Bank, the Good Practice Handbook on Environmental Flows for Hydropower Projects, provides guidance to practitioners on determining a project's environmental flow (EFlow) commitments through a rigorous assessment of impacts on downstream river ecosystems and people.

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