Swindling Rivers: Run-of-River Hydro

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Hydropower projects described as run-of-river evoke images of unimpeded rivers delivering clean power without the environmental and social costs of traditional dams. And influential institutions like the World Bank tout the share of run-of-river projects in their hydro portfolios, suggesting such projects have few adverse impacts. However, the reality is often very different.

Find out more in our fact sheet.