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Mr Joe Butchers

Reliability and sustainability of micro-hydropower in Nepal

My research is focused on understanding methods to improve the reliability and sustainability of micro-hydropower in Nepal. I am interested in the connection of technical, social and economic factors that affect how a hydropower plant performs. By considering how projects are developed, the capabilities of stakeholders and their relationships to the technology, I hope to develop new approaches to local manufacture and project implementation.

Research keywords

  • micro-hydropower
  • sustainability
  • reliability
  • local manufacture
  • community ownership