Benefits Of Hydropower- The Best Way To Keep Environment Clean

The source of electricity is mainly coal and petroleum. But, everyone knows that these two are limited source in the nature and with excessive usage, the quantity is deteriorating. Though scientists have come up with electricity producing methods from solar energy, wind energy and water energy, still the usage of these means are not havoc. But, this is the high time you need to think differently. While the tremendous force of water can be used to produce hydroelectric power, why to waste the limited sources of nature? Today, you will get some advantages of hydropower, which can be used to illuminate your house to any other big projects. Follow on

What Is Hydropower?
This is the energy that is captured from the moving force of water. As hydropower is a renewable source, it is quite useful for using in various purposes like, lighting, heating, generating electricity to industries, homes and businesses. As water sources are never-ending, there is no fear of losing this energy any day. It only requires producing kinetic energy from speeding water.
What Are the Advantages of Hydropower?

The benefits of hydropower are limitless. While you burn coal or petroleum gas, those emit greenhouse gases those are harmful for the entire civilization. But, using hydroelectric has no such issues. From keeping the environment clean to unlimited availability, hydropower is actually beneficial for a modern world. How? Have a look-
1. It Is Quite Cheap
It is true that the construction cost along with the installation is quite high, but when it is functional, the maintenance and operational cost are minimum. Like fossil-based sources, water doesn’t require to be purified to produce electricity and there are no market shifts of water like oil. Therefore, the availability of water is almost never-ending.
2. It Is Eco-friendly
In today’s world, this is one of the most significant benefits of hydroelectricity. Being a clean source of energy, the emission of greenhouse gases is minimum. Along with that, like other source of electricity, there is no toxic by-product of hydroelectricity which can cause harm to the environment.
3. Renewable Source
Like solar energy, the water is a never-ending source of electricity. According to the natural cycle, water will be refilled in the nature. And while producing hydroelectric, water is not used up. The technology is invented only to derive the energy of the water force and turn it into electric power.
4. It boosts up the Electric Grid
When there is high demand of electricity or blackouts, the hydroelectricity can easily be used into the main electrical grid than any other power. There won’t be any differences between production and supply of energy if hydropower is used in every sector.
5. It is Quite Flexible
Usually, sun, water and wind are the renewable source of electricity in the nature. Now, water is far more flexible than the other 2 options. Solar energy can only be generated when the sun is shining. Similarly, wind power is available only while the wind is blowing. But, production of water energy doesn’t depend on any such criteria as there is always water.

New tools of awareness & knowledge centers, Landscape marketing and Cultural heritage landscape network

Pilot Projects

Three pilot projects are being executed; New tools of awareness & knowledge centres, Landscape marketing and Cultural Heritage landscape network.These pilot projects are mainly set up as separate research projects. The final results will eventually be brought together into a final document which will be presented at the final conference in June of next year.

Three regions are involved in each pilot:

Pilot 1: Ile-de-France, RheinMain and Vlaams Brabant

Pilot 2: Groene Hart, Vlaams Brabant, Noord-Oost Twente

Pilot 3: Groene Hart, South Pennines, RheinMain

In regional planning, there is an obvious need to organise broad-based support in order to make a plan accepted and implemented. This pilot is about communication. The aim is the interpretation of the complex ideas, analyses and solutions of planners and other specialists in such a way that the interested layman, as well as specialists from other disciplines and the general public, get a chance to understand it. The pilot should:

Analyse the need for information by the different parties (the public, regional stakeholders, civil servants and politicians), look at software and other means of information and communications available (affordable) and give a guide to good practice (by examples).

This should lead to an action plan for what we call a knowledge centre. This could be physical or virtual (a house or a homepage) or, more likely both? Being a transnational pilot the option to connect individual regional knowledge centres in order to develop a network should be examined.

Landscape marketing

In general, the regional landscape is seldom subject to specific policies. Very often the landscape is merely the result of all kinds of sectoral activities. If there is any landscape policy it is nearly always meant to preserve certain valuable landscape features, very seldom the aim is to develop a valuable future landscape. However, especially in the densely populated North Western Metropolitan Area preservation of the valuable cultural landscape and the future use of the landscape for tourism, recreation, agriculture and forestry, production of drinking water etcetera must go hand in hand. The cultural landscape functions both as valuable open space and as “investment capital”. If a sustainable regional development is important, an integrated landscape approach should be elaborated.

This pilot aims to examine how the regional landscape as a whole can be put to value and what (marketing) strategies could be developed. The pilot could embody:

SWOT analyses on the basis of a landscape assessment and an inventory of the regional actors and stakeholders a description of critical strategies to develop new economic activities and a guide to good practices in this respect The pilot could lead to criteria for sustainable regional landscape marketing plans.

Cultural heritage landscape network

The regions share a common heritage. The Roman Empire left its traces, as did the industrial revolution. Other features are unique and reflect the diversity of European culture. Others again are common features, but have different local backgrounds, as defence lines, fortifications or trade routes. Today’s planners are confronted with the opportunity to integrate these features in their concepts and use them as a medium to enhance the identity of a place or a region. This pilot must develop ways to do this in such a way that the landscape is not turned into an open-air museum, but instead into a vital and living countryside. Three steps are foreseen: a (restricted) inventory of relevant cultural-historical elements or structures to select the most promising structures or collection of elements and develop examples of landscape networks and finally elaborate implementation aspects of these strategic plans.