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Introducing HyPeak: An international network on hydropeaking research, practice, and policy

Maria Alp
Hervé Capra
Mauro Carolli
Atle Harby
Antoni Palau
Matthias Schneider
Lennart Schönfelder
Diego Tonolla
Damià Vericat
Guido Zolezzi

Abstract

An increase in the demand for renewable energy is driving hydropower development and its integration with variable renewable energy sources. When hydropower is produced flexibly from hydropower plants, it causes rapid and frequent artificial flow fluctuations in rivers, a phenomenon known as hydropeaking. Hydropeaking and associated hydrological alterations cause multiple impacts on riverine habitats with cascading effects on ecosystem functioning and structure. Given the significance of hydropeaking’s ecological and socio-economic implications, mitigation requires an inter- and transdisciplinary approach. An interdisciplinary network called HyPeak has been conceived to enrich international research initiatives and support hydropower planning and policy. HyPeak has been founded based on exchange and networking activities linking scientists from several countries where hydropeaking has been widespread for decades and numerous studies dedicated to the topic have been carried out. HyPeak aims to integrate members from other countries and continents in which hydropower production plays a relevant role, and grow to be a reference group that provides expert advice on the topic to policy-makers, as well as researchers, stakeholders and practitioners in the field of hydropeaking.
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hal-04026599 , version 1 (13-03-2023)

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Maria Alp, Ramon Batalla, Maria Dolores Bejarano, Isabel Boavida, Hervé Capra, et al.. Introducing HyPeak: An international network on hydropeaking research, practice, and policy. River Research and Applications, 2023, 39 (3), pp.283-291. ⟨10.1002/rra.3996⟩. ⟨hal-04026599⟩
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