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ISSN: 2637-4676

Current Investigations in Agriculture and Current Research

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Environmental Impacts of Hydropower and Alternative Mitigation Measures

Volume 2- Issue 2

Mohammed Mussa1*, Habtamu Teka1 and Hussein Ayicho2

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    • 1Department of Animal and Range Science, Madda Walabu University, Ethiopia
    • 2Department of Geography and Environmental Science, Madda Walabu University, Ethiopia

    *Corresponding author: Mohammed Mussa, Department of Animal and Range Science, Madda Walabu University, Ethiopia

Received: April 12, 2018;   Published: April 20, 2018

DOI: 10.32474/CIACR.2018.02.000133

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Hydropower is an important renewable energy resource worldwide. However, its development is accompanied with environmental drawbacks. The paper has reviewed the environmental drawbacks associated with hydropower projects. Change in hydrological flow regimes, deteriorating water quality, migration corridors barriers, sedimentation, greenhouse gas emission and biodiversity loss are environmental impacts of hydropower projects. Appropriate mitigation measures are required to sustainably generate hydropower. These are also discussed in the paper

Keywords: Environmental impacts; Hydropower; Mitigation measures

Abstract| Introduction| Impacts of Hydropower| Mitigation Actions| Conclusion| References|