Hydropower and Water Safeguard: Government Opportunities for Action and Regulation

Author/s Riccardo Pasi
Publishing Year 2011 Issue 2011/100
Language Italian Pages 18 P. 129-146 File size 107 KB
DOI 10.3280/ASUR2011-100007
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Hydropower and mini-hydropower can produce heavy environmental impacts on water bodies, thus turning away WFD environmental quality objectives. But Europe also push in order to increase renewable energy production, including hydropower. Reconciling these two issues is only possible if the local government (regions and provinces firstly) will govern and plan hydropower development through the implementation of spatial and economic policies capable of promoting hydropower development without harming the environment.

Keywords: Hydropower, small-hydropower, environmental impact, public administration, government, planning

Riccardo Pasi, Idroelettrico e tutela delle acque: le opportunità d'intervento e regolazione della pubblica amministrazione in "ARCHIVIO DI STUDI URBANI E REGIONALI" 100/2011, pp 129-146, DOI: 10.3280/ASUR2011-100007