Improving Outcomes in Hydropower and Infrastructure Development
A two-day Regional Sustainable Infrastructure Workshop on improving outcomes in hydropower and infrastructure development in Nepal, Bhutan and India was organized in Kathmandu on 20-21 June 2016.
Hydropower and infrastructure development such as roads, transmission lines and railways has the potential to create far-reaching impacts and transform economies and landscapes in the three countries. Set against this backdrop, the workshop was organized to understand and promote innovative ways to reduce environmental impacts from large infrastructure development activities.
The workshop brought together experts, practitioners and development partners from the three countries to share experiences and lessons learnt on sustainability protocol and practices in both hydropower and linear infrastructure development. The workshop also witnessed active participation of high officials from the government of Nepal and Bhutan, WWF Representatives from the three countries, and representatives from the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and hydropower sector.