Bui Hydro - Hydroecological Impacts of the Bui Dam Project
The government of Ghana through its renewable energy policy has decided to build a hydropower plant in the Bui gorge. The gorge is located in a 1,821kmē Wildlife Park (commissioned in 1971) that covers several catchments of the Black Volta sub-basin of the Volta River. The latter presents a unique and challenging situation for sustainable water resource exploitation. The aim of the project is to access the impact of the planned hydroelectric dam (HED) and propose a collaborative framework for a multistakeholder problem solving approach where numerical tools and expert knowledge are used to propose adaptive management strategies.
Presentation on HIPSTrA Modeling System used to simulate reservoir impact on target species at the American Geophysical Union's (AGU) Fall Meeting, 14 - 18 Dec. 2009 in San Francisco [PDF]
Further information on the project is available here.
Bui Inundation Simulation
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