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Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa

Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa Book
Author : Amos Kabo-Bah,Chukwuemeka J. Diji
Publisher : Academic Press
Release : 2018-01-10
ISBN : 0128130172
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainable Hydropower in West Africa: Planning, Operation, and Challenges provides a comprehensive overview of the planning, deployment and management of hydropower in West Africa and similar regions. The authors use a practical approach to analyze available technology, modeling methodologies and sustainability aspects, such as the dependence between climate and hydropower, and socio-economic and environmental impacts. They discuss the need for innovative solutions and how to close research gaps in the field for this region. Although more than 50% of West Africa’s hydropower potential is still untapped, re-engineering and maintenance of existing hydropower plants is a key issue and is discussed. Issues of productivity and optimization are also covered, as well as the introduction of new technology and integration of hydropower into existing energy systems—renewable energy systems, in particular. Policy and regulation are also examined, considering competing needs when managing water resources. The final chapter offers a summary of activities, strategies, policies and technology for easy reference and practical use. Due to its wide coverage and real life examples, this is a useful reference for engineering professionals in the field of hydropower, working in West Africa and regions with similar conditions. This book helps engineers make technology and location decisions for planning, deploying and operating hydropower plants. The book’s accessible language and international authorship also allows for easy use by energy researchers, analysts and policy makers who need information for the analysis, modeling, financing, implementation and regulation of hydropower in West Africa and related regions. Presents the most current issues related to hydropower deployment and management in West Africa and regions with similar conditions Discusses key challenges, focusing on practical aspects and methodologies Explores the technological, sustainability and economic aspects to be considered when deploying, operating and maintaining hydropower plants in West Africa and similar regions

A Guide to Sustainable Energy in West Africa

A Guide to Sustainable Energy in West Africa Book
Author : Abdou Mahaman Dango
Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release : 2019-11-25
ISBN : 1527543994
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This volume highlights the abundancy of clean energy resources with which the geographical area of West Africa is endowed. It shows the pace at which the renewable energy sector is growing and how it contributes to the mitigation of global warming. The book identifies in detail the stock of various resources, the enabling business environment and the state of the development of solar and hydro power technologies.

Research on Hydropower Development and Delivery in Congo River

Research on Hydropower Development and Delivery in Congo River Book
Author : Glob. Ener. Interconn. Deve. &Coop. Org.
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-05-11
ISBN : 9811534284
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book systematically discusses hydropower development on the Congo River. Accelerating the development of hydropower on the Congo will significantly enhance the interconnection of Africa’s cross-border, trans-regional and intercontinental power grids, ensure a clean, reliable and affordable electricity supply in Africa, and promote the electrification, industrialization, and integration of Africa. The book comprehensively assesses the hydropower resources and watershed characteristics of the Congo River, focuses on cascade hydropower development planning and design in the lower reaches of the Congo River, and analyzes the hydropower consumption market, transmission scheme, construction timing, investments and economy. Project investments, financing mechanisms and safeguard measures are also addressed. The plan presented here offers a vital resource for all those interested in hydropower development in the Congo River and sustainable development in Africa.

Economic Report on Africa 2016

Economic Report on Africa 2016 Book
Author : United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
Publisher : United Nations
Release : 2016-04-21
ISBN : 9213619197
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The 2016 edition of the Economic Report on Africa (ERA 2016) focuses on greening industrialization and highlights sustainable and people-centred industrialization. Given the impacts of climate change, resource scarcities and environmental degradation, measures for de-risking Africa’s development are critical. The form and pattern of Africa’s industrialization, shaped by its abundant natural resources especially water and renewable energy sources, are discussed within the scale and scope that tackles inequality and promotes inclusivity. The report employs a value chain approach in analyzing the decoupling needs of key economic sectors towards low carbon intensive economic growth in Africa. Country case studies are used in demonstrating ongoing greening activities across key sectors. This is supported with modelling of future development scenarios under ‘Business-as Usual’ and “Greening” to demonstrate the additionality of greening policies and investments in making a business case to support the industrialization and transformation momentum in the continent’s development agenda. The report therefore provides evidence-based information to policymakers and other stakeholders on greening Africa’s industrialization to achieve inclusive and sustainable structural transformation and growth on the continent.

Hydropower Development in West Africa

Hydropower Development in West Africa Book
Author : Joseph A. Sarfoh
Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release : 1990
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Hydropower offers the best prospect for a low-cost domestic energy for the countries of West Africa that have patterned their development on commercial fuel-based industrialization. Despite the availability of resources and the advantages of hydroelectricity, only limited development of this vital energy resource has taken place. This book begins with an overview of geographical and economic background of West Africa in an analysis of the broad economic hydropower resources and their development. Some of the important existing and planned hydropower projects in individual countries are examined. The last section of the book discusses some of the constraints in hydropower development in the region.

Climate Change Hazards and Adaptation Options

Climate Change  Hazards and Adaptation Options Book
Author : Walter Leal Filho,Gustavo J. Nagy,Marco Borga,Pastor David Chávez Muñoz,Artur Magnuszewski
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-02-14
ISBN : 3030374254
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book addresses the issue of climate change risks and hazards holistically. Climate change adaptation aims at managing climate risks and hazards to an acceptable level, taking advantage of any positive opportunities that may arise. At the same time, developing suitable responses to hazards for communities and users of climate services is important in ensuring the success of adaptation measures. But despite this, knowledge about adaptation options, including possible actions that can be implemented to improve adaptation and reduce the impacts of climate change hazards, is still limited. Addressing this need, the book presents studies and research findings and offers a catalogue of potential adaptation options that can be explored. It also includes case studies providing illustrative and inspiring examples of how we can adapt to a changing climate.

Quantification and Reduction of Predictive Uncertainty for Sustainable Water Resources Management

Quantification and Reduction of Predictive Uncertainty for Sustainable Water Resources Management Book
Author : Eva Boegh
Publisher : International Assn of Hydrological Sciences
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The contributions in this volume consider the uncertainties in the end-to-end prediction of hydrological variables, beginning with the atmospheric driving, and ending with the hydrological calculations for scientifically-sound decisions in sustainable water management.

Sustainable Food Security in West Africa

Sustainable Food Security in West Africa Book
Author : W.K. Asenso-Okyere,E.Y. Benneh,W. Tims
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2012-12-06
ISBN : 1461561051
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Food security is defined as the ability of countries, regions, or households to meet their required levels of food consumption at all times. Food security is an important component of human welfare, and it can act as an indicator of a region's development. This book addresses the roles of trade, policy development, and economic cooperation in creating sustainable food security in the West African region. The largely micro-level analysis is conducted on empirical data from the household where decisions on production and consumption take place. Food security is discussed in terms of its component parts, namely: availability of food (production and trade), its accessibility (incomes and poverty status), and its utilisation (health and nutrition).

Sustainable Development Report on Africa

Sustainable Development Report on Africa Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2005
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Sustainability Performance Evaluation of Renewable Energy Sources The Case of Brazil

Sustainability Performance Evaluation of Renewable Energy Sources  The Case of Brazil Book
Author : João Fernando Gomes de Oliveira,Tatiana Costa Guimarães Trindade
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-04-05
ISBN : 331977607X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents a unique analysis of the sustainability performance of various renewable energy sources, based on Brazilian case studies. The evaluation also covers the potential held by regions with diverse socioeconomic and environmental characteristics and how they affect the development of each source. Considering that energy is essential to sustaining and improving modern society, the answer to the current energy dilemma lies in the development of a system that comprises multiple renewable, reliable, and sustainable energy sources. Brazil, which has a predominantly renewable electricity grid, has the privilege of being home to a range of different sustainable sources, although most of its electricity comes from hydroelectric power plants. With that in mind, this book has the primary objective of developing a performance evaluation system for important renewable sources in Brazil (solar, wind, and hydro), taking into account different scenarios and investor profiles. The analysis is based on the study of sustainability indicators related to the technical, economic, social and environmental aspects of the evaluated energy systems. As the availability of renewable sources is very location-specific, the scope of this book covers two Brazilian States with distinct characteristics. It makes it possible to determine which renewable energy source is most adequate from a sustainability perspective, and in light of the analyzed scope and investor profile.

The Law of Energy for Sustainable Development

The Law of Energy for Sustainable Development Book
Author : Donat-Peter Häder,IUCN Academy of Environmental Law. Colloquium,Adrian J. Bradbrook,Ruth Hemmersbach,Michael Lebert,Professor of Law and Director of the Research Institute of Environmental Law Wang XI
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2005-01-24
ISBN : 9780521845250
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This 2005 volume presents research on the crucial issues concerning energy law, that are facing the international community.

Sustainability of Water Resources Under Increasing Uncertainty

Sustainability of Water Resources Under Increasing Uncertainty Book
Author : International Association of Hydrological Sciences. Scientific Assembly
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9781901502053
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Sustainability of Water Resources Under Increasing Uncertainty book written by International Association of Hydrological Sciences. Scientific Assembly, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

The African American Almanac

The African American Almanac Book
Author : L. Mpho Mabunda
Publisher : Gale / Cengage Learning
Release : 1997
ISBN : 9780810378674
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Provides the history, growth, and achievements of African-Americans, with brief biographies of noted individuals in such areas as politics, sports, music, science, education, and religion.

Research Handbook on International Water Law

Research Handbook on International Water Law Book
Author : Stephen C. McCaffrey,Christina Leb,Riley T.Denoon
Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
Release : 2021-07-29
ISBN : 1785368087
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Research Handbook on International Water Law surveys the field of the law of shared freshwater resources. In some thirty chapters, it covers subjects ranging from the general principles operative in the field and international groundwater law to the human right to water and whether international water law is prepared to cope with climate disruption. The authors are internationally recognized experts in the field, most with years of experience. The Research Handbook is edited by three scholars and practitioners whose publications and work deal with the law of international watercourses.

Sustainable Environmental Sanitation and Water Services

Sustainable Environmental Sanitation and Water Services Book
Author : Brian Reed
Publisher : Wedc
Release : 2003
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book comprises the edited Proceedings of the 28th WEDC Conference held in Kolkata (Calcutta), India in November 2002. It presents over one hundred and forty papers relating to subjects including sanitation, hygiene promotion, solid waste management, environment, wastewater, water resources and water supply, including management, financial, institutional and community issues, as well as keynote addresses.

International Trade in Sustainable Electricity

International Trade in Sustainable Electricity Book
Author : Thomas Cottier,Ilaria Espa
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2017-06-01
ISBN : 1316737985
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cross-border trade in electricity is rapidly expanding as a result of technical innovations, economic and geopolitical developments, and the ongoing decarbonisation of the electricity sector in response to climate change. The expansion of electricity networks and the integration of increasing shares of renewable energy (RE) electricity into the grid have made long-distance electricity flows both feasible and desirable. Drawing on the work of experts in trade and energy law and policy, and offering novel, multidisciplinary perspectives on the rapidly evolving landscape shaping international trade in electricity, this book examines the most important challenges - technical, economic, legal and policy-related - posed by long-distance and sustainable electricity trade. The book explores the regulatory implications of the policy instruments aimed at supporting RE electricity and considers how best to promote greater overall coherence in international electricity governance.

Climate Change and the Future of Sustainability

Climate Change and the Future of Sustainability Book
Author : Muyiwa Adaramola
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2017-03-03
ISBN : 1771884320
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This title includes a number of Open Access chapters. Renewable resources such as wind, solar, and geothermal are often perceived as being the answer to the fossil fuel crisis. Ironically, however, climate change may also negatively impact on these energy sources. All forms of renewable energy are somewhat sensitive to climate variation. This new compendium looks at the impact of renewable resources on climate change from a variety of perspectives.

Data Driven Modeling for Sustainable Engineering

Data Driven Modeling for Sustainable Engineering Book
Author : Kondo H. Adjallah,Babiga Birregah,Henry Fonbeyin Abanda
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-08-13
ISBN : 3030136973
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book gathers the proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Engineering, Applied Sciences and System Modeling (ICEASSM), a four-day event (18th–21st April 2017) held in Accra, Ghana. It focuses on research work promoting a better understanding of engineering problems through applied sciences and modeling, and on solutions generated in an African setting but with relevance to the world as a whole. The book provides a holistic overview of challenges facing Africa, and addresses various areas from research and development perspectives. Presenting contributions by scientists, engineers and experts hailing from a host of international institutions, the book offers original approaches and technological solutions to help solve real-world problems through research and knowledge sharing. Further, it explores promising opportunities for collaborative research on issues of scientific, economic and social development, making it of interest to researchers, scientists and practitioners looking to conduct research in disciplines such as water supply, control, civil engineering, statistical modeling, renewable energy and sustainable urban development.

Food Energy Water Nexus Resilience and Sustainable Development

Food Energy Water Nexus Resilience and Sustainable Development Book
Author : Somayeh Asadi,Behnam Mohammadi-Ivatloo
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2020-03-28
ISBN : 3030400522
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book presents readers with an integrated modeling approach for analyzing and understanding the interconnection of water, energy, and food resources and discusses the relationship between resilience and sustainability of the food- energy –water (FEW) system. Authors provide novel frameworks, models, and algorithms designed to balance the theoretical and applicative aspects of each chapter. The book covers an integrated modeling approach for FEW systems along with developed methods, codes, and planning tools for designing interdependent energy, water and food systems. In-depth chapters discuss the impact of renewable energy resources in FEW systems, sustainable design and operation, net zero energy buildings, and challenges and opportunities of the FEW nexus in the sustainable development of different countries. This book is useful for graduate students, researchers, and engineers seeking to understand how sustainable FEW systems contribute to the resilience of these systems and help policy and design makers allocate and prioritize resources in an integrated manner across the food, energy, and water sectors.

Green Development

Green Development Book
Author : Bill Adams
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2019-12-05
ISBN : 1136734694
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The concept of sustainability lies at the core of the challenge of environment and development, and the way governments, business and environmental groups respond to it. Green Development provides a clear and coherent analysis of sustainable development in both theory and practice. Green Development explores the origins and evolution of mainstream thinking about sustainable development and offers a critique of the ideas behind them. It draws a link between theory and practice by discussing the nature of the environmental degradation and the impacts of development. It argues that, ultimately, ‘green’ development has to be about political economy, about the distribution of power, and not about environmental quality. Its focus is strongly on the developing world. The fourth edition retains the broad structure of previous editions, but has been updated to reflect advances in ideas and changes in international policy. Greater attention has been given to the political ecology of development, market-based and neoliberal environmentalism, and degrowth. This fully revised edition discusses: the origins of thinking about sustainability and sustainable development, and its evolution to the present day; the ideas that dominate mainstream sustainable development (including natural capital, the green economy, market environmentalism and ecological modernisation); critiques of mainstream ideas and of neoliberal framings of sustainability, and alternative ideas about sustainability that challenge ‘business as usual’ thinking, such as arguments about limits to growth and calls for degrowth; the dilemmas of sustainability in the context of forests, desertification, food and farming, biodiversity conservation and dam construction; the challenge of policy choices about sustainability, particularly between reformist and radical responses to the contemporary global dilemmas. Green Development offers clear insights into the challenges of environmental sustainability, and social and economic development. It is unique in offering a synthesis of theoretical ideas on sustainability and in its coverage of the extensive literature on environment and development around the world. The book has proved its value to generations of students as an authoritative, thought-provoking and readable guide to the field of sustainable development.