Hydroelectric power. How environmentally friendly is it?
Hydroelectric power. How environmentally friendly is it?

Hydroelectric power. How environmentally friendly is it?

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This 4-hour workshop (PPT presentation, hands on lab, hydropower plant visit) highlights the importance of integrated water resources management (IWRM) in connection to the production of hydroelectric energy.  Hydroelectric power, a renewable type of energy, has multiple advantages but also some disadvantages. Its production can intensify the greenhouse effect, climate change and biodiversity loss. In order not to compromise sustainability of water ecosystems, mitigation of impacts by taking measures as the use of fish friendly turbines, fish ladders in dams, modernization of mechanical infrastructure in hydroelectric units versus creation of new hydroelectric units and demolition of river barriers that are no longer in use, are needed. During the workshop the collapse of the eel population in the Aliakmon River, North Greece, will be discussed along with the role of dams in the fragmentation of the species migration route.

The event will take place on the 13nth and in repetition on the 15nth of March at the 6th Gymnasium (Middle school) of Veria, North Greece. The target group is 40 students 14 years of age and 5 teachers.

Additional Details

Name of contact person - Maria Cheimonopoulou

Country - Greece

To register for this event email your details to mcheimon@gmail.com

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Date And Time

2024-03-13 to
2024-03-21
 

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