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Dams: new stakes in their role in mountain areas
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Water and water management issues - Report on the State of the Alps
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Hydropower Generation in the Alps focusing on Small Hydropower
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Common guidelines for the use of small hydropower in the alpine region
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Alpine Signals Focus 1
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Hydropower: Higher Efficiency under Changing Conditions
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The Facilitation of Mini and Small Hydropower in Switzerland: Shaping the Institutional Framework (with a Particular Focus on Storage and Pumped-Storage Schemes)
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Predicting and mitigating hydrogeological risk in the Alpine environment
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Dossiers Troff document (with manpage macros) Hydraulic power in the Alps
Does hydropower deliver green electricity? Hydropower is a renewable source of energy. The use of hydropower is emission-free and has no negative impact on our environment. What's more, large quantities of electricity can be produced relatively cost-effectively. So what more could you ask for? Well, the environmentally-conscious want more. The use of hydropower entails huge hydrological changes and major impacts on waterway systems. Entire eco-systems can be irreversibly damaged as a result. In the Alps in particular, the construction of hydropower stations has in the past destroyed natural and near-natural landscapes. So is electricity from hydropower green or not? Additional relevant material on the issue can be found in other language versions of this page.
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Artificial high water affects ecology of running water
A new WWF study shows that the artificial high-water (surges) and low-water (sinks) caused daily by hydraulic power plants are having disastrous repercussions on the ecosystem of running water.
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