Advances in Hydropower Systems
Hydropower, also known as water power, is the use of falling or fast‐running water to produce electricity or to power machines. This is achieved by converting the gravitational potential or kinetic energy of a water source to produce power. Hydropower is a method of sustainable energy production. Hydropower is now used principally for hydroelectric power generation, and is also applied as one half of an energy storage system known as pumpedstorage hydroelectricity. Hydropower is an attractive alternative to fossil fuels as it does not directly produce carbon dioxide or other atmospheric pollutants and it provides a relatively consistent source of power. Nonetheless, it has economic, sociological, and environmental downsides and requires a sufficiently energetic source of water, such as a river or elevated lake. International institutions such as the World Bank view hydropower as a low‐carbon means for economic development.
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preface (51 KB)
Components of the Book:
  • Chapter 1
    Impact Of Climate Variability On Hydropower Generation In An Un‑Gauged Catchment: Erathna Ru‑Of‑The‑River Hydropower Plant, Sri Lanka
  • Chapter 2
    Controlling Biodiversity Impacts Of Future Global Hydropower Reservoirs By Strategic Site Selection
  • Chapter 3
    Realizing Ecosystem‑Safe Hydropower From Dams
  • Chapter 4
    The Duty To Take Appropriate Measures To Prevent Significant Transboundary Harm And Private Companies: Insights From Transboundary Hydropower Projects
  • Chapter 5
    Future Large Hydropower Dams Impact Global Freshwater Megafauna
  • Chapter 6
    Is There A Residual And Hidden Potential For Small And Micro Hydropower In Europe? A Screening‑Level Regional Assessment
  • Chapter 7
    Small Hydropower Plants In Western Balkan Countries: Status, Controversies And A Proposed Model For Decision Making
  • Chapter 8
    How Do Changes In Flow Magnitude Due To Hydropower Operations Affect Fish Abundance And Biomass In Temperate Regions? A Systematic Review
  • Chapter 9
    Fragmentation Of Chilean Andean Rivers: Expected Effects Of Hydropower Development
  • Chapter 10
    Hydropower Impact On The River Flow Of A Humid Regional Climate
  • Chapter 11
    Evaluation On The Effect Of Pressure Transients On Rock Joints In Unlined Hydropower Tunnels Using Numerical Simulation
  • Chapter 12
    Achieving Sustainable Low Flow Using Hydropower Reservoir For Ecological Water Management In Glomma River Norway
  • Chapter 13
    Increased Hydropower But With An Elevated Risk Of Reservoir Operations In India Under The Warming Climate
  • Chapter 14
    A Cascaded Adaptive Network-Based Fuzzy Inference System For Hydropower Forecasting
  • Chapter 15
    On The Application Of Laser Vibrometry To Perform Structural Health Monitoring In Non-Stationary Conditions Of A Hydropower Dam
  • Chapter 16
    Resilience Of The Eastern African Electricity Sector To Climate Driven Changes In Hydropower Generation
Readership: Students, academics, teachers and other people attending or interested in Hydropower Systems
Anushka Perera
Pahala Bomiriya, Kaduwela, Sri Lanka

Alistair Rieu‑Clarke
Law School, Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK

Julian David Hunt
International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Vienna, Austria

Bibek Neupane
Norwegian University of Science and Technology, 7031 Trondheim, Norway

Dipesh Singh Chuphal
Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Gandhinagar, Gandhinagar, India

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