Role of the Biodiversity Management and Action Plan for Hydropower Sustainability

April 20, 2021

Development projects such as hydropower projects are encouraged to develop a Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) and/or a Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP) to detail their approach to mitigating project impacts on biodiversity. These plans facilitate implementation by the developer, contractors and partners. This webinar will present a model BMP to showcase mitigation options that follow the mitigation hierarchy to avoid and reduce impacts on biodiversity during construction and operation phases. Approaches for restoring and offsetting biodiversity through a BAP will also be discussed. A case study of the Upper Trishuli-1 HPP BMP will be presented.


About the Presenters:

Dr. Leeanne Alonso

Biodiversity Consultant
International Finance Corporation

Mr. Dipesh Bista

Senior Manager – Environment and Social
Nepal Water and Energy Development Company (NWEDC)



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