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News Guiding Principles on Sustainable Hydropower in Danube basin

Following a request by the Danube Ministerial Conference 2010, the ICPDR has become active in initiating a dialogue with representatives from the hydropower sector. As an essential step in this process, “Guiding Principles on Sustainable Hydropower Development in the Danube Basin” have been developed by an interdisciplinary team and were finalised and adopted in June 2013. The Guiding Principles are primarily addressed to public bodies and authorities responsible for the planning and authorization of hydropower, including those on the national, regional and local levels in charge of energy, environment and water management. The Guidelines also provide relevant information for potential investors in the hydropower sector as well as NGOs and the public.

Contact information ICPDR Secretariat Vienna International Centre, Room D0412 Wagramer Strasse 5, A-1220 Vienna, Austria (email:
Phone: +431 260 60 5738 Fax: +431 260 60 5895
News type Inbrief
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Source of information ICPDR
Keyword(s) hydropower
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News date 19/07/2013
Working language(s) ENGLISH