- Large dams affect upstream and downstream ecosystems and livelihoods - Dam reoperation can in principle reintroduce a near natural flow regime while increasing overall annual hydropower production but it requires significant adjustments elsewhere to cope with the seasonal variability in energy supply - The feasibility of reoperating a dam is therefore dependent on a balance of trade-offs between technical, economic and social benefits and challenges - For the Akosombo and Kpong dams, reoperation is not economically and socially feasible, it is therefore more cost effective to focus instead on improving alternative livelihood sources
Mul, M.L. 2017. Re-operating large dams to benefit all -- experiences from Akosombo and Kpong dams in Ghana. Colombo, Sri Lanka: CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE). 4p. (WLE Briefing Series No. 17)
- Mul, Marloes L.