Making Hydropower Sustainable

Source: 
Hydropower & Dams
Volume: 
November 1994
Year: 
1994
Abstract: 

Hydro is at risk of being regarded as an 'unsustainable renewable' resource unless something is done to change significantly the existing, sometimes controversial, process of planning and siting projects. Hydro developers and funding/regulatory agencies should shift their focus from 'the project' to long-term hydro planning at river basin level. Engineers could make better decisions on which sites to investigate within river basins by collaborating with NGOs and other water resources stakeholders before proceeding with projects. 

Author(s): 

Russo , T.N.

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