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Maintenance of Hydropower Potential in Rwanda Through Ecosystem Restoration: World Resources Report Case Study

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Hove, H, Parry, J-E, Lujara, N. Maintenance of Hydropower Potential in Rwanda Through Ecosystem Restoration: World Resources Report Case Study. World Resources Report, Washington DC.

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Affiliations

  • International Institute for Sustainable Development
  • Rwanda Ministry of Infrastructure

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http://www.wri.org/sites/default/files/wrr_case_study_ecosystem_restoration_rwanda.pdf

Description

  • This report provides an example of ecosystem restoration as an important prerequisite for hydroelectric power generation.
  • The authors explained how degraded land leads to soil erosion into hydroelectric dam reservoirs, causing disasters for hydroelectric energy production.
  • They noted that proper hyrdropower generation only occurred after reforestation and restoration of neighboring eroded lands.

Geographical Region

  • East Africa
  • General
  • Ecosystems

  • General
  • Country

  • General
  • Rwanda
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