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Hydropower

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Description: Construction of dams and reservoirs in rivers
Reference: Fekete et al., 2010
Is implemented in: Aquatic biodiversity
Associated theme items: Other energy (Energy)


Effects of this policy intervention on components

Component: Aquatic biodiversity

Effect : Construction of dam and reservoir e.g. for hydropower causes disturbance of river flow leading to loss of habitats and migration routes for aquatic biota.