Work Director Eco-Hydrology at Conservation International
Industry Real Estate/ Construction / Architecture
About I have spent much of the last decade trying to understand the contribution of cloud forests to dam effectiveness. During this time, I’ve found that while cloud forests only cover 5% of the watersheds that contribute water to tropical dams, they filter around 50% of the available surface water that flows to those dams.
In collaboration with our field offices, we are piloting these ideas in countries like Colombia, where working with dam companies I have demonstrated that there is an opportunity to generate more energy through the protection of critical cloud forests. - See more at: http://blog.conservation.org/2013/04/cloud-forest-protection-critical-to-keep-tropical-dams-running/#stha...