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Adapted Reservoir Management in the Zambezi River Basin to Meet Environmental Needs

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A number of major hydropower schemes have been developed in the Zambezi river basin to ensure stable energy output. Although this main objective is well met, there is considerable scope to optimize operation of the plants. This paper presents the results of an integrated water resource management study, called the African Dams Project (ADAPTl) and focuses on how hydropower schemes can be adopted to meet environmental needs.