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/ Case studies / English

Brazil: Joining the grid; Sustainable energy (#466)

The distribution of many rural communities in Brazil presents a major challenge in terms of providing access to energy. The production and consumption of energy can, however, have serious consequences for the natural environment. The energy sector in Brazil has been engaged in a process of ‘learning from mistakes'. One important lesson learnt is that establishing and maintaining a high-level policy consensus is key in achieving success. 

/ Case studies / English

Austria: Restoration of Mur River: ecological values and hydropower generation aligned (# 456)(2)

The Upper Mur River is considered as one of the most ecologically valuable rivers of Austria due to the natural reproduction for the Danube salmon. The systematic regulation of the river began at the end of the 19th century, distributaries were cut off and large areas were drained in order to intensify agricultural land use. Restoration measures started in 1997 in the area of the Upper Mur and the “Grenzmur”.  Various projects facilitated the renaturation of more than 22 km both in the upper course and the Slovenian border section of the river. A policy issue highlighted by the project is the importance to reconcile key needs for nature conservation with demands for renewable energy generation from small hydro power plants.

/ Technical Focus Papers / English

Integrated Water Resources Management in Central Asia: The Challenges of Managing Large Transboundary Rivers

This paper focuses on IWRM experiences in Central Asia where the major rivers flow from the headwaters in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Afghanistan to the downstream Fergana Valley in Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Water demand in the region is dominated by energy requirements and irrigation. This paper draws lessons from introducing IWRM at many different levels of management – from interstate, to national and district level. Technical Focus Papers are publications of the GWP Technical Committee that harness and share knowledge generated by GWP Partnerships.
/ Technical Focus Papers / Russian

Интегрированное управление водными ресурсами в Центральной Азии: Проблемы управления большими трансграничными реками

Данная техническая тематическая публикация является второй в серии изданий, предоставляющих критический обзор прогресса, достигнутого в области планирования и применения на практике комплексного управления водными ресурсами (ИУВР). В статьях обобщены проблемы, успехи, неудачи и направления дальнейшей интеграции. Они предоставляют ценную информацию, из которой другие могут извлечь уроки и применить их к своим конкретным и часто уникальным обстоятельствам.
/ Briefing notes / English

Connecting Water and Energy

The energy and water sectors have different drivers behind decision-making: energy planners are more focused on diversifying sources of producing low-carbon energy, while water managers have to satisfy a variety of water users, including the environment. Cross-sector cooperation and coordination in policies and planning can maximise the supply of one resource while minimising overuse of the other. Briefing notes are two-page summaries on selected topics. They are prepared by GWP’s Global Secretariat and its partners.