This paper is the main document of “multipurpose water uses of hydropower reservoirs” within the Electricite de France – World Water Council partnership.
Many of the water reservoirs in the world are dedicated to several purposes. This framework analyzes reservoirs with hydropower as one of the main drivers for their development.
Reservoir purposes can conflict at times but are also often complementary. This framework addresses several topics: tools to avoid/minimize tensions among users, governance issues for all stages and financial/economical models to develop and operate such multipurpose reservoirs.