Big concerns with small projects: Evaluating the socio-ecological impacts of small hydropower projects in India

  title={Big concerns with small projects: Evaluating the socio-ecological impacts of small hydropower projects in India},
  author={Suman Jumani and S V C Kameswara Rao and Siddarth Machado and Anup Prakash},
Although Small Hydropower Projects (SHPs) are encouraged as sources of clean and green energy, there is a paucity of research examining their socio-ecological impacts. We assessed the perceived socio-ecological impacts of 4 SHPs within the Western Ghats in India by conducting semi-structured interviews with local respondents. Primary interview data were sequentially validated with secondary data, and respondent perceptions were subsequently compared against the expected baseline of assured… CONTINUE READING
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