Benefit, cost and risk sharing in hydropower projects on international rivers

Event Type
Water Lecture Series

Location/Date
Bonn, 25.09.2013

Organiser
German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE ) in cooperation with the Centre for Development Research (ZEF), the Global Water System Project (GWSP), the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC) and the United Nations University (UNU)


Large dams have long been contested due to their potential negative environmental and social impacts, but are now experiencing a “revival” as well-established, non-fossil energy source. However, the majority of African rivers with hydropower potential are internationally shared and unilateral dam development may lead to conflicts among riparian states. Ines Dombrowsky, head of Department "Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management" at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) presented the results of her recent study on projects involving Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda and Burundi as well as Rwanda and Tanzania and analysed how benefits, costs and risks can be shared.

Programme:

  • Welcome: Alma van der Veen, Public Relations, Centre for Development Research (ZEF)
  • Presentation: Ines Dombrowsky, Head of Department “Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management” at the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
  • Discussion: Aurélie Lüders, KfW, Project Manager Environment and Energy, Division Subsahara Africa


About the Water Lecture Series:
The Water Lecture series is a joint series organized by the Center for Development Research (ZEF), the Hydrological Research Group at the Geography Department (University of Bonn), the Global Water System Project (GWSP), the UN-Water Decade Programme on Capacity Development (UNW-DPC), the United Nations University (UNU) and the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE ) in Bonn.


Event information

Date
25.09.2013