Hydropower, Renewable Energies and the Environment

06.10.2019 Laura Bull

Trondheim, Norway Week 37,38,39 | Date: 7 – 21 September 2020 | Application deadline: 20 June 2020 
Registration fee:  34.000 NOK | Arrival to Norway:  6 September 2020 | Departure:  22 September 2020 

Countries in demand of energy are looking for the best and the most cost-effective solutions to their needs. Hydropower is a renewable source of energy, yet hydropower and dams may cause conflicts and damage nature and mankind unless steps are taken to identify and mitigate negative impacts. Additionally, degradation of the environment can be costly in the future.

Concern for the environment should not be seen as a constraint on countries with hydropower potential, but a positive challenge to be met when planning projects.

This course looks at procedures promoting compliance with international requirements for good environmental planning. International financing of hydropower and renewable energy projects depends on such compliance, as well as the well being of people living in river basins.

Participants will learn how Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) are commonly organised and conducted. As a result, participants will be better prepared to analyse the results and identify mitigating measures. This course focuses on proactive planning in order to ensure the sustainable utilisation of natural resources.


  • Energy efficiency and sustainable reservoir management
  • Water resources utilisation from a global perspective
  • Environmental effects of hydropower
  • Environment and climate change
  • Trends in hydropower developments
  • Licensing and legal frameworks
  • Minimum flow restrictions
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA ) study process
  • Aquatic and terrestrial effects
  • Environmental management plans
  • Social and cultural issues
  • Resettlement
  • Physical effects in a river basin
  • Sedimentation and erosion
  • Economic and financial aspects
  • Adaptive Environmental Assessment and Management (AEAM)
  • Case studies;Interdisciplinary work groups
  • Field trips, social events and company visits

The course is aimed at senior professionals dealing with environmental issues in hydropower and dam projects. Executives of power companies, ministries, water resource and energy agencies and relevant private sector enterprises with management responsibility or influence on project planning will benefit from this course. The course will also be of value to engineers working in water resources planning and multipurpose projects.

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