The assessment of appropriate environmental flows (e-flows) to mitigate the impact of hydropower diversion on the aquatic environment is still controversial. One of the main obstacles to defining the e-flows is represented by the difficulty in establishing clear and measurable environmental objectives of the water releases below diversion works. To contribute to this discussion, we provide a summary of our four years (2009-2012) eco-hydraulic field investigation on thirteen watercourses in the Central Italian Alps, where water exploitation mainly focuses on hydropower.

Eco-hydraulic survey of streams and rivers highly exploited for hydropower in the Central Italian Alps

Quadroni, Silvia;CROSA, GIUSEPPE;ESPA, PAOLO;ZACCARA, SERENA
2014-01-01

Abstract

The assessment of appropriate environmental flows (e-flows) to mitigate the impact of hydropower diversion on the aquatic environment is still controversial. One of the main obstacles to defining the e-flows is represented by the difficulty in establishing clear and measurable environmental objectives of the water releases below diversion works. To contribute to this discussion, we provide a summary of our four years (2009-2012) eco-hydraulic field investigation on thirteen watercourses in the Central Italian Alps, where water exploitation mainly focuses on hydropower.
ISE 2014 10th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics
ISE 2014 10th International Symposium on Ecohydraulics
Trondheim, Norway
June 23rd – 27th
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