Rivers and Lakes

The Power of Rivers: A Business Case

A new report, The Power of Rivers: A Business Case—produced by The Nature Conservancy in partnership with McGill University, The University of Manchester and PSR—brings decision makers a first-of-its-kind global analysis to help yield better economic, social and environmental outcomes in hydropower planning and management.

The business case builds from the 2015 Power of Rivers report and examines a range of economic, social and financial benefits available to nations who move beyond a project-by-project approach and consider implications to a full river system. Hydropower by Design, as we call it, is an approach guided by the integration of water-management, environmental, energy and financial models. These models not only identify ways to realize broader financial efficiencies, but also reduce the risk of conflicts, cost overruns and time delays due to environmental and social impacts.

Learn more about the business case and download the executive summary and full report at nature.org/powerofrivers.

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