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Terms & Synonyms


Official WHO Definition

Other Definitions

Hydropower is power derived from the force/energy of moving water, which can be utilised for a variety of useful purposes. Prior to the widespread distribution of electric power, hyropower was used for irrigation and operating machinery.


Interpretations and Explanations


WHO-Lexicon page (translations and examples)

See also


External Resources

  1. World Bank - Directions in Hydropower
  2. Water storage and hydropower: supporting growth, resilience and low carbon development
  3. Strategy for development of small scale hydropower of the Republic of Tajikistan
  4. Socio-Economic Assessment of the Production and Consumption of Renewable Energy Sources in the Republic of Tajikistan
  5. Small Hydro-Power Plants for Slovakia
  6. Micro hydro plants in Kenya
  7. Developing Sustainable Hydro Technology in Kyrgyzstan
  8. Central Asia – Regional and National Water Sector Review


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