Hydropower development is proceeding rapidly in Vietnam. The maintenance of ecosystem integrity, including the effects of multiple hydropower schemes within a river basin has been identified by governments of the region and their international partners as a key strategic concern for hydropower development in Vietnam and elsewhere in the Mekong Basin. There is a need for capacity development, research and information sharing on two fronts: first, in relation to the potential effects of hydropower development on biodiversity and second, in relation to the tools and methods available to integrate consideration of biodiversity issues into hydropower planning and development.
ICEM has produced a set of materials on the biodiversity and development of hydropower in Vietnam that aims to assist this capacity development and information sharing, sponsored by a grant from the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF). These materials form a five-part series of which this document is the first.
Volume 1: A Review of the Effects of Hydropower Development on Biodiversity Resources in Vietnam.
Targeted at civil society, Government and donors working within the fields of hydropower development and natural resources management, the document will be an accessible, practical overview of current knowledge on the relationship between hydropower development and the potential effects on biodiversity resources.
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