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The International Hydropower Association's ASIA 2016 will be held in Vientiane, Lao PDR, 1-3 March 2016For more information ...


Building on Recent
Development Progress
13 to 15 October 2014
Villa Erba, Cernobbio (on the shores of Lake Como), Italy




Current Activities

Annex XII: Hydropower and the Environment: VOLUME I GUIDELINES NOW AVAILABLE


Annex XII consists of two tasks

Task 1: Managing the Carbon Balance of Freshwater Reservoirs

Task 2: Update of Annex III Recommendations - Completed 2012) For more information....

Task 1: Managing the Carbon Balance of Freshwater Reservoirs

Brazil is leading this major initiative with CEPEL as the Project Manager, and the work undertaken by CEPEL in partnership with Brazilian and other universities and research institutions from ExCo member countries, Japan, Norway, Finland, and the USA. 


The objectives of the comprehensive work program are to:

  • furthering knowledge of the science, understanding the processes and managing the outcomes
  • establish guidelines for planning studies on the carbon balance in reservoirs
  • standardize GHG flux evaluation methods


Guidelines will issued in 2 volumes

  • Volume 1: Guidelines for the Quantitative Analysis of Net GHG Emissions from Reservoirs now available
  • Volume 2:  Modelling

Invitation to participate

IEA Hydro invites interested parties to contribute to this program of work, starting with participation in the Annex meetings and panel discussions. For more information, please contact:

Project Manager

Jorge Machado Damazio  CEPEL - Centro de Pesquisas de Energia Elétrica/Electrical Energy Research Cente Departamento de Otimização Energética e Meio Ambiente
Ave Horácio Maecedo, 354
Cidade Universitária
CEP 21944-970
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Tel: +55-21-2598 6086