Hydropower: applying the mitigation hierarchy to manage biodiversity risks

hydro-front-coverHydropower: applying the mitigation hierarchy to manage biodiversity risks explores how the mitigation hierarchy can be used to manage the biodiversity challenges and opportunities associated with hydropower projects.

Assessing biodiversity risks at very early stages in project planning can help developers choose designs that minimise impacts – and in turn this can help keep projects on track, maintain good stakeholder relations and provide reassurance to lenders.