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Greenhouse Gases from Reservoirs Caused by Biochemical Processes. Interim technical note

Greenhouse Gases from Reservoirs Caused by Biochemical Processes. Interim technical note
  • World Bank Water Partnership Program (WPP). April 2013
  • The purpose of this note is to provide interim guidance to World Bank staff on how to assess the contribution of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from reservoirs in preparation for dam infrastructure projects. The note describes the major biochemical processes that cause GHGs from reservoirs, provides the status of current knowledge and research, and puts the issue into a global perspective. Based on the state-of-the-art, it makes recommendation on how to assess GHG emissions and how to make preliminary rough estimates of emissions caused by biochemical processes for planned reservoirs.
  • Geographical coverage: Global
  • Main themes: Dams, Infrastructure
  • Main target audience: Engineering, Practitioners, Project managers, Project planners
  • Main purpose: Guidance
  • Type of resource: Glossary, Methodology, Recommendations, Technical report
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Published in 2015