This month, FutureWater has published an article in the International Water Power & Dam Construction Magazine focusing on the business case for small hydropower (small facilities without significant storage dams) to invest in catchment protection based hydropower. The hydropower sector is showing increasing interest in revenue sharing schemes that promote improved catchment protection activities. 

The article is based on two case studies in Kenya and Tanzania where FutureWater assessed the impacts of various investment portfolios for catchment management activities on the cost-benefits of small hydropower schemes and analyzed the return-on-investment for the hydropower developers. Modeling and satellite data analysis were used, considering climate change and land degradation impacts among others, as input for the return-on-investment analysis.

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