Water Power '87

by Brian W. Clowes, P.E., (M.ASCE), North Pacific Div., U.S. Army Corps of Engrs., P.O. Box 2870, Portland, OR 97208,

American Society of Civil Engineers, New York, NY
978-0-87262-630-0 (ISBN-13) | 0-87262-630-X (ISBN-10), 1988, Soft Cover, Pg. 2601
22 cm, 3 vols.
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Conference information: International Conference on Hydropower | Portland, Oregon, United States | August 19-21, 1987

Out of Print: Not available at ASCE Bookstore.

Document Type: Book - Proceedings


The 1980's have been characterized as an era of uncertainty for world energy including future demand for energy, fuel prices and availability, regulatory constraints, environmental concerns, and the economic viability of all energy development projects, including hydropower. One of the objectives of Water Power '87, the fifth biennial international conference on hydropower, was to explore how planners, designers, operators, environmentalists, and regulators have responded to these challenges. The papers in these three volumes of proceedings from the conference cover all aspects of hydropower development and management from planning, through design and construction, to project operation, with consideration being given to economic, financial, environmental, and legal issues, as well as engineering problems. Attention has been given to opportunities for rehabilitating, expanding, or redeveloping existing hydropower plants, developing techniques for improving the operation of both individual plants and total systems, and mitigating or minimizing environmental impact. Strong emphasis has been placed on sharing international experiences.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Water demand | Power demand | Economic factors | Financial management | Construction management | Power plants | Uncertainty principles


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