Doug Smith

Doug Smith

Doug Smith

Accredited Assessor | Independent Consultant - England

Doug Smith has over 20 years of international experience in environmental and social assessment and reviews, with focus on renewable energy including hydropower. He holds a masters degree in conservation from University College London, and an MA from Oxford University in applied biology.

He has contributed in the development of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol at the International Hydropower Association from 2011 to 2016.  He is also knowledgeable on the environmental and social standards of international lenders, including World Bank safeguard policies and IFC Performance Standards.

Dough has experience in over 35 developed and developing countries in all global regions. He has been an accredited assessor of 20 official assessments carried out to-date. He has led 8 assessments.