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Special Issue "Sustainable Hydropower Project Development"

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2021) | Viewed by 493

Special Issue Editor

Department of Hydraulic Engineering, School of Civil Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084, China
Interests: hydropower development; energy management; partnering; cooperative risk management; natural hazards; international project management; engineering–procurement–construction project delivery; construction standards; project investment
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

To reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases and acidification arising from using fossil fuel, sustainable hydropower development has become a worldwide trend. To meet the increasing demand of renewable energy, hydropower project development is accelerating in regions such as Asia, Africa, and Latin America.

The rapid expansion of hydropower development will require appropriate project planning, design, construction, operation, and stakeholder management, through the careful consideration of the impacts on river basin ecosystems and the potential social dislocation caused by any required community resettlement. An acceptable balance between economic growth, preservation of the natural environment, and community resilience needs to be struck through sustainable hydropower development. This has led to a clear need to answer questions on how to align the multiple or conflicting objectives of hydropower project development associated with economic, social, and environmental sustainability.

This Special Issue, entitled “Sustainable Hydropower Project Development”, focuses on relevant aspects of exploiting hydropower in sustainable ways. This Special Issue encourages both academic researchers and industrial practitioners to present their findings on sustainable hydropower project-development-related themes, including: hydropower project management, planning, design, construction, operation, stakeholder engagement, river basin management, water resource management, migration resettlement, environmental sustainability, regional economic development, cooperation in hydropower development, governance of international river, risk management, and renewable energy policies.

Prof. Dr. Wenzhe Tang
Guest Editor

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  • hydropower project management
  • hydropower project planning, design, construction, and operation
  • stakeholder engagement
  • river basin management
  • water resource management
  • migration resettlement
  • environmental sustainability
  • regional economic development
  • cooperation in hydropower development
  • governance of international river
  • risk management
  • renewable energy policies

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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