Combining multipurpose dams and room for river approach

Combining multipurpose dams and room for river approach

Only 1% of the population in Angónia, Mozambique, has access to canalised drinking water and electricity. The demand for energy and water is rising due to the economic growth in the area which is a result of the coal industry. Another issue are the floods that regularly occur around Tete when the Cahora Bassa dam and the Revuboè river are discharging a lot of water.

 

Multipurpose dams in the Revuboè river give the opportunity to supply drinking water, irrigation water and electricity to the local community in Angónia. Furthermore it can reduce flood risks in Tete. The big issue with dams is the environmental and social impact.

 

Poster of the team

Date

September 2013

Client

Royal HaskoningDHV

Skills

NEMO Together for Water

Category

Wetskills Moçambique 2013

Tags
flood risk, irrigation, multipurpose dams, room for river