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Multi-purpose reservoirs are large-scale infrastructures that provide several purposes, such as hydroelectric power, domestic and industrial water supply, irrigation water supply, flood control, navigation, recreation, pollution control, fishing and aquaculture. This session aims to examine the potential benefits of hydropower infrastructure beyond generating electricity.
To develop resilient multi-purpose hydropower reservoirs, it is necessary to undertake reforms, including in hydropower governance, adopting guidelines for the production and use of energy and the storage, and promoting policy and market regulations to avert risks.
The governance of multi-purpose hydropower reservoirs represents an integrated approach toward optimal water resource management and enhanced climate resilience, while ensuring sustainable water infrastructure development and operation that serves energy generation and disaster prevention.