Sustainable Hydropower Expert
Through this activity, the AWP contributed to the development of policies and practices for the Mekong River Commission to guide equitable and sustainable development of hydropower in the Mekong River Basin.
The MRC is currently reviewing and updating its 2001 Sustainable Hydropower Development Strategy (SHDS) and 2009 Preliminary Design Guidance (PDG) for Proposed Mainstream Dams, with the aim to have both documents approved by early 2019. AWP is supporting this process with the secondment of a sustainable hydropower expert to the MRC Secretariat’s Planning Division. The expert’s role is two-fold—mentoring the MRC’s in-house sustainable hydropower specialist, and providing broader policy and strategic advice to the Planning Division. Initially a six-month assignment, the secondment has been extended to the end of 2018.
ORIGIN OF DEMAND
Implementation (Mar 2018 – Dec 2019)