Observations from Promoting Sustainable Hydropower Best Practices

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Mekong Forum on Water, Food and Energy. 2012. Presentation from Session 9: Mekong Experiences with Sustainable Hydropower Development

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  • How we organize the WWF’s operating modalities in CPO/GMPO will determine our success for the China related conservation actions in the whole Mekong River.
  • How we organize the WWF’s operating modalities in CPO/GMPO will determine our success for the China related conservation actions in the whole Mekong River.
  • How we organize the WWF’s operating modalities in CPO/GMPO will determine our success for the China related conservation actions in the whole Mekong River.
  • How we organize the WWF’s operating modalities in CPO/GMPO will determine our success for the China related conservation actions in the whole Mekong River.
  • Observations from Promoting Sustainable Hydropower Best Practices

    1. 1. Observation from Promoting Sustainable Hydropower Best Practices Wu Yusong Coordinator for Upper Mekong Programme© Michel Roggo / WWF-Canon WWF China, 14th. Nov 2012 1
    2. 2. Outline• Why WWF China works on this?• How WWF China works on this?• What did WWF China do?• Findings• Recommendation for actions 16 November 2012 - 2
    3. 3. WHY WWF CHINA WORKS ON THIS?
    4. 4. Why• Global Water Security Initiative in WWF International• The key rivers/watersheds in China, Yangtze and Lancang/Upper Mekong• In Lancang/Upper Mekong, by 2020, the physical integrity of rivers and adjoining wildlife habitats in the Upper Mekong basin are safeguarded against threats from infrastructure development, mining, forestry, agriculture, and climate change.
    5. 5. Why• One of the few organizations which work upper and lower.• work across borders to tackle joint regional priorities by bringing together key stakeholders of all the Mekong river countries
    6. 6. HOW WWF CHINA WORKS ON THIS?
    7. 7. HOW• Scientific based• Research+Demonstration+Policy advocacy• Facilitate experiences and information sharing• Promote communication and dialogue• Work with multi partners• Work at different levels• Explore and provide constructive solutions
    8. 8. WHAT DID WWF CHINA DO?
    9. 9. Introduce international standards 16 November 2012 - 9
    10. 10. Promote Green and low impact hydropower conceptTo minimize Negative Impacts of Dams and Enable People Living in Harmony with Nature. To Minimize Anti-dam Pro-dam Negative Impact of Dam
    11. 11. HYDROPOWER SUSTAINABILITY ASSESSMENT PROTOCOL November 2010 《水电可持续评价规范》 2010 年 11 月 BackgroundAssessment Toolsfor Project Life Implemen- Early Stage Preparation OperationCycle Stages: tationSignificant Project Commence Award of ProjectDevelopment hydropower project construction commissioningDecision Points: preparation contracts www.hydropower.org
    12. 12. Rapid Basin-wide Hydorpower Sustainability Assessment Tool– bring basin-wise and sub-basin considerations into hydropower sustainability assessments
    13. 13. • Introduction of Sustainability Assessment Protocol to Hydro Lancang in 2009• Consultation workshop for draft version of Protocol in December 2009 in Kunming
    14. 14. Vice President Huang Director from Yunnan Director from Asian Research Center of International Rivers Centrefrom Huaneng Economics Participant from TNC
    15. 15. • October 2010, participation with Huaneng at “International Seminar on Sustainable Hydropower Development” in Beijing
    16. 16. Launching Ceremony of and Workshop onHydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol
    17. 17. HSAP Assessment on Jinghong Hydro Station
    18. 18. Jinghong Assessment Outreach Workshop
    19. 19. NuozhaduAssessment 16 November 2012 - 20
    20. 20. Promote dialogues
    21. 21. Lao Delegation visit to Hydro Lancang
    22. 22. Facilitate dialoguewith internationalhydropowercommunity
    23. 23. Bridge internationalcommunity withChinese developers
    24. 24. Cross visit to and roundtable dialogue in Cambodia 16 November 2012 - 26
    25. 25. 16 November 2012 - 27
    26. 26. Capacity building for partners
    27. 27. 16 November 2012 - 30
    28. 28. OBSERVATIONS
    29. 29. • Better understanding of the issues in the entire Mekong Region• Solution-oriented actions• Good practices learning and sharing, not only in engineering, but also on environmental and social practice• Multi-stakeholders involvement• Feasibility of the application of the tools• Dialogue and communication can achieve better cooperation• capacity building needed
    30. 30. RECOMMENDATION FOR ACTIONS
    31. 31. • Policy dialogue at national level on promoting green/sustainable hydropower development• Regional/international cooperation and exchange on promoting best practice• Promoting regional dialogue on water resource management and water governance.• Capacity building

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