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Water Towers and Mountains in the Dragon Kingdom

  • Ugyen Tshewang
  • Jane Gray Morrison
  • Michael Charles Tobias
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Part of the Fascinating Life Sciences book series (FLS)

Abstract

With stunning snowcapped mountains and glaciers, glacial lakes and wetlands, and river systems and streams, Bhutan generates 70,572 million m3 of water annually, generating an average water flow of 2238 m3/s with 94,500 m3/person which is the highest water availability in the region (ADB/NEC 2016). The hydropower potential of Bhutan stands at 30,000 MW with production capacity of 120,000 GWh, and only about 5% of the potential has been harnessed as of date (MOEA 2008).

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ugyen Tshewang
    • 1
  • Jane Gray Morrison
    • 2
  • Michael Charles Tobias
    • 2
  1. 1.National Environment CommissionRoyal Government of BhutanThimphuBhutan
  2. 2.Dancing Star FoundationLos AngelesUSA

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