Hydraulic and environmental impacts of small hydropower projects mitigation strategies and regulatory frameworks
Author(s): Veronica Luis and Kathy Davis
Abstract: Small hydropower projects (SHPs) play a vital role in Mexico's renewable energy landscape, contributing to electricity generation while raising concerns about their hydraulic and environmental impacts. This research scrutinizes the hydraulic implications and environmental repercussions of SHPs in the Mexican context. It delves into the assessment of their effects on watercourses, aquatic ecosystems, and local communities. Furthermore, the study scrutinizes the existing regulatory frameworks and their adequacy in addressing these impacts. A comprehensive analysis of mitigation strategies, encompassing engineering measures, ecological restoration, and socio-environmental assessments, is conducted to minimize adverse effects. The research synthesizes case studies, field investigations, and stakeholder consultations to propose recommendations for an improved regulatory framework and effective mitigation approaches specific to Mexico's SHP projects.
Veronica Luis, Kathy Davis. Hydraulic and environmental impacts of small hydropower projects mitigation strategies and regulatory frameworks. Int J Hydropower Civ Eng 2023;4(1):17-19. DOI: 10.22271/27078302.2023.v4.i1a.20