Chapter 11. Managing Catchments for Hydropower Generation

  1. Robert C. Ferrier4 and
  2. Alan Jenkins5
  1. Haakon Thaulow1,
  2. Arve Tvede2,
  3. Tor Simon Pedersen3 and
  4. Karin Seelos2

Published Online: 28 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307672.ch11

Handbook of Catchment Management

Handbook of Catchment Management

How to Cite

Thaulow, H., Tvede, A., Pedersen, T. S. and Seelos, K. (2009) Managing Catchments for Hydropower Generation, in Handbook of Catchment Management (eds R. C. Ferrier and A. Jenkins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307672.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 4

    The Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, UK

  2. 5

    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Norwegian Institute for Water Research, NIVA, Gaustadall é en 21, NO - 0349 Oslo, Norway

  2. 2

    Statkraft Energy Production, Environment and Concessions, PO Box 200, Lilleaker, 0216 Oslo, Norway

  3. 3

    Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate; NVE, Licencing and Supervision Department, PO Box 5091 Majorstua, N-0301 Oslo, Norway

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405171229

Online ISBN: 9781444307672



  • managing catchments for hydropower generation;
  • hydropower working principles;
  • high- and low-head hydropower projects;
  • reservoir hydropower project and pumped storage plants;
  • hydropower impact;
  • hydropower role in energy generation and economic development;
  • Alta power station - increasing runoff and power production;
  • flood control and navigation;
  • heavily modified water body (HMWB);
  • using hybrid cars with renewable electricity as fuel


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Historical Perspective

  • Current Solutions

  • New Scientific Insights and Future Research Requirements

  • Implications

  • References