Servicios ecosistémicos e hidroelectricidad en Nicaragua

Leguia Hidalgo Efrain José, Locatelli Bruno, Imbach Pablo, Alpizar Francisco, Vignola Raffaele, Perez Carlos. 2007. Servicios ecosistémicos e hidroelectricidad en Nicaragua. Recursos Naturales y Ambiente (51-52) : pp. 40-47.

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Titre anglais : Ecosystems services and hydroelectric in Nicaragua

Abstract : The objective of this work was to identify forests that provide ES for the hydroelectric sector in Nicaragua, where the implementation of hydropower plants is getting stronger. The methodological framework considers vulnerability criteria at the watershed level, location and future power potential (MW) of hydroelectric plants, as well as land uses and their capacity to produce ES. The areas located in the upper watersheds of relevant hydroelectric projects are very sensible to climatic events; that gives evidence of the need to reduce hydropower sector's vulnerability, for example, through a better watershed and forest ecosystems management. Approximately 8,300 km2 of forest ecosystems and 1,425 km2 of perennial crops located in upper watersheds are considered of high and very high importance for hydroelectric power projects or plants. Additionally, less than 10% of forest ecosystems providing ES for hydroelectricity are within protected areas. The results confirm the need for ES users to get involved in forest management to improve the adaptive capacity in important areas to guarantee the ES flow in the future. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : forêt tropicale, Écosystème, Énergie hydraulique, Production énergétique, Politique énergétique, Électricité, Politique de l'environnement

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Nicaragua

Mots-clés complémentaires : Service environnemental

Classification Agris : P06 - Renewable energy resources
K11 - Forest engineering

Axe stratégique Cirad : Axe 2 (2005-2013) - Biomasse énergie et sociétés du sud

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Leguia Hidalgo Efrain José, CATIE (CRI)
  • Locatelli Bruno, CIRAD-ES-UPR Ressources forestières (CRI) ORCID: 0000-0003-2983-1644
  • Imbach Pablo, CATIE (CRI)
  • Alpizar Francisco, CATIE (CRI)
  • Vignola Raffaele, CATIE (CRI)
  • Perez Carlos, CATIE (CRI)

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