Climate change impacts on the hydropower sector in Trentino, Italy

Climate change impacts on the hydropower sector in Trentino, Italy
November 2014 | Print | Leaflet

Three pilot studies were carried out under the OrientGate Thematic Centre on Drought, Water and Coasts: on climate change adaptation in the new water regime in Puglia Region, Italy (Pilot Study 3); on the effects of climate change on the wetland ecosystems of Attica Region, Greece (Pilot Study 4); and on water resources and the use of hydroelectricity in the Autonomous Province of Trento, Italy (Pilot Study 5). This leaflet describes the pilot study carried out in two river basins in Trentino in order to identify and analyse indicators for the availability of water resources, focusing in particular on the potential for hydroelectric power production. The study aimed to evaluate areas of vulnerability in order to achieve the sustainable use of hydropower in the context of climate change and the diversified use of water resources. The ultimate goal was to propose criteria for improving policies related to the development of hydroelectric power and for establishing priorities in area planning. 

The OrientGate project is implemented with the contribution of the REC's Environmental Financing and Climate Change and Clean Energy Topic Areas, and is co-funded by the South East Europe Transnational Cooperation Programme.