Dr Byman HamududuNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyHydropower’s vulnerability to Climate ChangePresented at th...
1Hydropower’s vulnerability to Climate ChangeDepartment of Hydraulic and Environmental EngineeringByman Hamududu,Prof. Aan...
2• Imperfect knowledge of climate system• Response of temperature increase inCO2.• Eco System’s response to temperatureris...
3State of Knowledge Few research studies on the issue Changes in hydrology and water resources situation Quantity Timi...
4• Climatevariablesfrom GCMClimateModel• Apply changefactors to highresolutionhistorical dataDownscaling• SimulatedStreamf...
5IHA Congress
6Challenges• Uncertainty reduction– Improved resolution in Climate models– Improved paramerisation• CODEX project• Hydropo...
7Thank you!
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IHA 2013 World Congress: Dr Byman Hamududu: Climate change: Four dimensions for hydropower

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Dr Byman Hamududu, Researcher, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)


Hydropower is influenced by climate change, but it can also contribute to alleviating the problem. Panellists will present and discuss four aspects of these relationships:

Science and uncertainty relating to the impact of climate change on hydrology;
Reviewing the relationship between hydropower and the natural greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the river basin;
Methods and incentives to use hydropower to offset GHG emissions from more carbon-intensive sources of energy; and
assessing the role of hydropower infrastructure in the face of increasing floods and drought.

For more information about this event, visit: http://ihacongress.org

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IHA 2013 World Congress: Dr Byman Hamududu: Climate change: Four dimensions for hydropower

  1. 1. Dr Byman HamududuNorwegian University of Science and TechnologyHydropower’s vulnerability to Climate ChangePresented at theIHA 2013 World Congress
  2. 2. 1Hydropower’s vulnerability to Climate ChangeDepartment of Hydraulic and Environmental EngineeringByman Hamududu,Prof. Aanund Killingtveit
  3. 3. 2• Imperfect knowledge of climate system• Response of temperature increase inCO2.• Eco System’s response to temperaturerise• Wide range of climate projections• Wide array of possible outcomes• Further steps increase uncertaintyUncertainties
  4. 4. 3State of Knowledge Few research studies on the issue Changes in hydrology and water resources situation Quantity Timing Variability –Extremes Competition Changes in Production patterns Operational challenges Handling floods and dam safety Sediments Storage needs Economic impactsIHA Congress(SRREN 2011)
  5. 5. 4• Climatevariablesfrom GCMClimateModel• Apply changefactors to highresolutionhistorical dataDownscaling• SimulatedStreamflowsHydrologicalModeling• Regulatedstream flow,powergenerationHydropowerModelChanges in stream flow, powergeneration and revenuesClimate variablesat large scales
  6. 6. 5IHA Congress
  7. 7. 6Challenges• Uncertainty reduction– Improved resolution in Climate models– Improved paramerisation• CODEX project• Hydropower Operations• Dam safety• Hydrology risk in investment / designs
  8. 8. 7Thank you!

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