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Environmental & Social Impact Assessment

High Quality ESIA services

Reducing the impacts of power generation projects on the natural and human environments through comprehensive, participatory and sustainable solutions.

ESIA is an important standard tool for predicting and addressing the potential environmental and social impacts and regulatory constraints of a proposed hydropower project at an early stage. It is critical for the development of timely and cost-effective project plans and designs.

By adopting the standardised avoid-minimise-mitigate-compensate approach, we assist our clients in anticipating and addressing all key issues in the early stages of project design. ÅF helps implement permitting strategies, development schedules, and mitigation and management plans that ensure our clients comply with applicable environmental, social and ethical standards.

Our environment team – leaders in sustainability and climate-change services - has extensive experience in providing comprehensive ESIA services to public and private sector clients worldwide.

Our ESIA services include:

  • Environmental and Social Impact Assessment (ESIA) and management plans
  • Environmental and social Due Diligence (DD)
  • Coordination of permit applications and formal consultations
  • Identification and evaluation of mitigation measures to facilitate biodiversity conservation in rivers
  • Fish facilities
  • Environmental-flow assessments
  • Calculation and analysis of sediment transport and reservoir sedimentation
  • Sustainability assessments of hydropower plants with accredited assessors for the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol
  • Capacity building and training


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Matthias Regli

Matthias Regli

Project Director Hydro Power