Energy Recovery in Existing Infrastructures

Multipurpose schemes, which lead to energy recoveryin existing infrastructures thanks to hydropower plants,are one of the rare issues that may respect both the“Renewable Electricity Directive” and the “WaterFramework Directive”. In addition, it can offer a solutionto many potential issues discussed on water policy whenit comes to sustainable management of the resourcein sectors like agriculture, wastewater treatment ordrinking water supply.The present brochure aims at giving an overview of these schemes and presenting a collection of examples, toany interested entities, as small and large hydropowermarket, local, regional and national government bodies,water utilities, irrigation associations, engineeringoffices. Thus a large audience from specialists to nonspecialists of small hydropower can be concerned.