When water flows from rivers into hydropower plants, sediment is carried downstream and can accumulate at the bottom of hydropower reservoirs. This can decrease the efficiency of hydropower projects.
Sediment management is the practice of avoiding and mitigating the impacts of sediment accumulation in hydropower projects.
At this webinar, a summary will be provided of the World Bank’s Global Sediment Management Study which seeks to provide an overview of problems related to non-existent or insufficient sediment management practices.
Other topics discussed at the webinar will include the importance of process, knowledge and sediment management for sustainable reservoir and river development based on experience in research projects and practical applications and the need for policy change to incorporate sediment management into governmental and operational frameworks.
Helmut Habersack, Professor, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU)