The Power of Rivers at Risk: Mapping rising threats to hydropower dams using WWF’s Water Risk Filter

Many existing and future hydropower dams face increasing drought risk © Global Warming Images / WWF
Figure 1: Projected increase in drought risk for future hydropower dams (Global Dam Watch FHReD) © WWF Water Risk Filter
Figure 2: Projected Increase in Flood Risk for Future Hydropower Dams (Global Dam Watch FHReD) © WWF Water Risk Filter
Figure 3. Maps of freshwater biodiversity richness, free-flowing rivers and future hydropower dams (Global Dam Watch FHReD) © Water Risk Filter
Hydropower dam was halted on free flowing Luangwa river in Zambia, safeguarding benefits for people and nature © James Suter/Black Bean Productions/WWF-US

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