Hydropower dams, climate change, and water availability

A new report by Prof. Beilfuss shows the risks that climate change and hydrological variability might have on the large hydropower dams on the Zambezi River. Southern Africa will likely face more extreme climatic events and the dams are not planned to take these occurrencies into consideration. This might lead to building large water storage infrastructures that are uneconomic, reduce water availability for other uses, do not ensure sufficient hydropower production, and, in some case, are even dangerous.

Check a short video about the findings on: http://bit.ly/T7cW6p

And read the report on: http://bit.ly/UkAwrj