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Sustainable hydropower: environmental impacts, climate change adaptation, market challenges, and social acceptance

Hydropower is the largest renewable electricity sector with a low carbon footprint, a high cost-benefit efficiency, and variable social acceptance. Changing conditions, like climate, market, environment, social acceptance are unresolved challenges for the hydropower sector. According to the EU policy climate neutrality by 2050 is a major objective. In order to achieve this ambitious goal, the European Energy Research Alliance (EERA) established the joint programme “Hydropower” to facilitate research, promote hydropower and enable sustainable electricity production. We welcome abstracts focusing on including environmental impacts, climate change adaptation, market challenges and social acceptance of hydropower related projects. Analytical/numerical and/or experimental methods, as well as case studies, are equally appreciated.

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Co-organized by
Convener: Elena Pummer | Co-conveners: Vittorio Di Federico, David C. Finger