Ostfold Research has published a paper concerning water footprinting of hydropower in Journal of Cleaner Production (Elsevier).
Ostfold Research has published the paper ‘The life-cycle water footprint of two Norwegian hydropower projects in Norway’
in Journal of Cleaner Production. The life-cycle water consumption is calculated for both a reservoir-based plant and a run-of-river plant, and the results are low compared to earlier published studies. The water consumption is further regionalized and the impact calculated by use of five different characterizations ('water-scarcity') methods. According the authors' knowledge, this is also the first well-documented study comparing the water consumption from the various life-cycle phases.
Journal of Cleaner Production is an international peer-reviewed journal, serving as a transdisciplinary, international forum for the exchange of information and research concepts, policies, and technologies designed to help ensure progress towards making societies and regions more sustainable. The paper is written by Tor Haakon Bakken (SINTEF Energy Research) in cooperation with Ingunn Saur Modahl
, Hanne Lerche Raadal
and Silje Arnøy from Ostfold Research and Kolbjørn Engeland (University of Oslo).