regional impact assessment; hydropower; sustainability assessment; corporate social resposibility; actor network
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This project is to provide comprehensive impact analyses and sustainability assessments of hydropower projects and operations (generic framework and case studies). This will be based on an adaptation of the sustainability assessment method elaborated at the Federal Office for Spatial Development ARE to the analysis of hydropower projects and operations, which has not been done so far. It will include two major phases: 1) the comprehensive assessment from a regional (system) perspective, and 2) translation of the results into a corporate social responsibility (value chain) assessment. The respective results shall feed back into the other projects of the joint project “HP Future” as well as to the private and public decision makers involved. It shall a) reveal conflicting goals of HP projects and operations in the short and long run and thus facilitate informed stakeholder dialogue (in regional actors’ networks and workshops with stakeholders) and b) project optimization at an early stage. The aim of this project is to put together the different pieces of a comprehensive assessment of hydropower activities in a coherent and methodologically sound manner, and thus contribute to the overall goals of the Energy Strategy 2050 and the overarching goal of sustainable development.