Affiliated CEA :
- CCBAD African Center of Excellence on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture, Université Félix Houphouët Boigny, Côte d'Ivoire.
Thesis title :
Environmental, socio-economic and health profile related to the development and operation of the "Singrobo-Ahouaty" hydroelectric dam in south-central Côte d'Ivoire.
Year of departure : 2021
To meet the region's energy needs, a project to build a hydroelectric dam, the Singrobo-Ahouaty dam, has been initiated on the Bandama River downstream of the TAABO dam (in operation since 1979).
This project will enable the construction of a set of infrastructures providing 90 KV power generation.
The development of this dam is not without effects on the environmental, socio-economic and health profile of the area of influence, which covers some of Taabo's localities, where around 75% of the vegetation has already been lost due to climate change.
Thus, the presence of a hydroelectric infrastructure in the Taabo environment calls for particular attention to potential impacts. This research aims to analyze the environmental, socio-economic and health implications of the development and operation of the "Singrobo-Ahouaty" hydroelectric dam from a sustainable development perspective.
Expected result / Main objective :
The aim of this study is to understand and respond to the environmental, social and economic changes associated with the development and operation of hydroelectric dams in their impact zones, particularly that of Singrobo-Ahouaty, from a sustainable development perspective.
This will make it possible to: (i) characterize the hydrological regime of the Bandama River induced by the hydroelectric dam, as well as the aquatic fauna; (ii) characterize the greenhouse gas emissions linked to the dam (construction, operation) with regard to the nationally determined contributions (NDC); (iii) assess the risk of flooding in the dam's area of influence; (iv) assess access to water and sanitation in the dam's area of influence; (v) assess the impact of the hydroelectric development on the dynamics of bioclimatic parameters in the area of influence.
Contribution / added value to the project :
Since there is an aspect in the development of the dam project concerning the consideration of climate change and biodiversity, this thesis will therefore provide a relevant environmental and socio-economic overview as well as a health overview enabling the sustainable management and use of the dam.
Dongo Kouassi, Full Professor at Université Felix Houphouët Boigny, Côte d'Ivoire.
Harinaivo Anderson Andranisa, International Institute for Water and Environment (2iE).
Other contributors :
Taofic Alabi, Université Felix Houphouët Boigny, Côte d'Ivoire.