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Tucurui Reservoir: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (584 KB)

In the last 50 years, extensive construction of reservoirs in many countries and watersheds in Latin America and particularly in Brazil, has produced a great number of artificial systems, which have interfered with the hydrology and ecology of several basins, sub-basins, and large rivers. Most of the reservoirs were built up initially for power generation but lately they have been used for multiple activities, such as irrigation, recreation, navigation, sheries and/or aquaculture. In Brazil, there has been large-scale construction of reservoirs for the purpose of hydroelectricity production, as shown in Table 1. Main_LBMI_report--http://www.iwlearn.net/publications/ll/lbmi_main_report_2005.pdf/view Original_LBMI_website--http://www.ilec.or.jp/eg/lbmi/index.htm

1665: Towards a Lake Basin Management Initiative and a Contribution to the Third World Water Forum: Sharing Experiences and Early Lessons in GEF and non-GEF Lake Basin Management Projects

30 Nov 2010

Tucurui Reservoir: Experience and Lessons Learned Brief (Lake Basin Management Initiative). 2005. (584 KB).pdf

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Experience Note