Hydropower, Renewable Energies and the Environment


19.10.2017 Laura Bull

Trondheim, Norway | Week 34 | Date: August 20-September 6, 2018 | Application deadline: June 8, 2018 | Registration fee: NOK 34,000 | Arrival to Norway: August 19, 2017 | Departure: September 7, 2017  

Countries in demand of energy are looking for the best and the most cost-effective solutions to their needs.
Hydropower is a renewable source of energy, yet hydropower and dams may cause conflicts and damage nature and mankind unless steps are taken to identify and mitigate negative impacts. Additionally, degradation of the environment can be costly in the future.

Concern for the environment should not be seen as a constraint on countries with hydropower potential, but a positive challenge to be met when planning projects.

OBJECTIVE
This course looks at procedures promoting compliance with international requirements for good environmental planning. International financing of hydropower and renewable energy projects depends on such compliance, as well as the well being of people living in river basins.

Participants will learn how Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) are commonly organised and conducted. As a result, participants will be better prepared to analyse the results and identify mitigating measures. This course focuses on proactive planning in order to ensure the sustainable utilisation of natural resources.

TOPICS
• Water resources utilisation from a global perspective
• Environmental effects of hydropower
• Environment and climate change
• Trends in hydropower developments
• Licensing and legal frameworks
• Minimum flow restrictions
• Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA ) study process
• Aquatic and terrestrial effects
• Environmental management plans
• Social and cultural issues
• Resettlement
• Physical effects in a river basin
• Sedimentation and erosion
• Economic and financial aspects
• Adaptive Environmental Assessment and Management (AEAM)
• Case studies;Interdisciplinary work groups
• Field trips, social events and company visits

TARGET GROUP
The course is aimed at senior professionals dealing with environmental issues in hydropower and dam projects. Executives of power companies, ministries, water resource and energy agencies and relevant private sector enterprises with management responsibility or influence on project planning will benefit from this course. The course will also be of value to engineers working in water resources planning and multipurpose projects.

DATES
Participants are expected to arrive in Trondheim on Sunday, 17 August 2018, and leave Oslo no earlier than Friday 5 September 2018. Information on travel, detailed course programme and other relevant information will be sent to all selected participants in due course.


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