Project Description

Optimising Cascades or Systems of Reservoirs in Small Catchments – Report Series

MK3: Optimising Cascades aimed at identifying the potential for multiple use of water in cascades of hydropower reservoirs, and at making suggestions for coordinated and equitable management of these uses. The principal hypothesis behind this research is that multiple use of the land and water resources surrounding a cascade of dams and reservoirs can be integrated and made compatible with hydropower production.

The following reports and materials were produced as part of the project:

  • Basin Profiles:
  • Agriculture and Irrigation:
  • Fisheries and Environment:
  • Hydrology and Flood Control:
  • Institutional Challenges and Conclusions:
For more information, visit the MK3: Optimizing the management of a cascade or reservoirs at the catchment level page

View interactive maps of the Sesan and Nam Theun – Nam Kading basins