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Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Myanmar Hydropower Sector

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https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/2202
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Strategic Environmental Assessment/Analysis
dc.contributor.author
International Finance Corporation
dc.date.accessioned
2019-02-08T21:10:14Z
dc.date.available
2019-02-08T21:10:14Z
dc.date.issued
2018
dc.date.lastModified
2020-10-28T10:03:49Z
dc.description.abstract
The Myanmar hydropower sector, in the early stages of development, has the opportunity to develop sustainably by balancing electricity generation with environmental and social outcomes. The country is currently following a conventional hydropower development process, with individual projects identified and approved without due consideration of the overall cumulative impacts that multiple projects and other pressures have on the river basin. In many countries this process has resulted in most major rivers and tributaries suitable for hydropower being developed, regulating these watercourses for 50-100 years and beyond. Significant cumulative impacts on basin health and related ecosystem services have resulted, with minimal opportunity available to lessen these impacts. This Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the Myanmar hydropower sector considers environmental and social values at the river basin level, recommending an approach to achieve sustainable hydropower development. The SEA recommends moving the initial planning focus away from individual projects to basin health to plan a sustainable sector development.
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dc.identifier
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/621341548941588741/Strategic-Environmental-Assessment-of-the-Myanmar-Hydropower-Sector-Final-Report
dc.identifier.uri
http://hdl.handle.net/10986/31256
dc.language
English
dc.publisher
World Bank, Yangon
dc.rights
CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO
dc.rights.holder
International Finance Corporation
dc.rights.uri
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/igo
dc.subject
ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT
dc.subject
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
dc.subject
HYDROPOWER
dc.subject
RIVER BASIN MANAGEMENT
dc.subject
ENERGY DEMAND
dc.subject
STAKEHOLDER INTERESTS
dc.title
Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Myanmar Hydropower Sector
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dc.type
Report
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okr.crossref.title
Strategic Environmental Assessment of the Myanmar Hydropower Sector
okr.date.disclosure
2019-01-31
okr.doctype
Economic & Sector Work :: Strategic Environmental Assessment/Analysis
okr.doctype
Economic & Sector Work
okr.docurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/621341548941588741/Strategic-Environmental-Assessment-of-the-Myanmar-Hydropower-Sector-Final-Report
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yes
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090224b0868fa473_1_0
okr.identifier.internaldocumentum
30799765
okr.identifier.report
134202
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true
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okr.language.supported
en
okr.pdfurl
http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/621341548941588741/pdf/134202-WP-MM-SEA-of-Hydropower-Sector-PUBLIC.pdf
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okr.region.administrative
East Asia and Pacific
okr.region.country
Myanmar
okr.topic
Energy :: Energy Demand
okr.topic
Energy :: Energy and Environment
okr.topic
Energy :: Hydro Power
okr.topic
Water Resources :: Dams and Reservoirs
okr.topic
Water Resources :: River Basin Management
okr.unit
E & S AS - East Asia (CEGE1)

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