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Africa - Second West Africa Power Pool Felou Hydroelectric Project : environmental assessment executive summary (anglais)

This environmental assessment executive summary for the Second West Africa Power Pool Project, which integrates the national power system operations of Mali, Senegal, and Mauritania, among those of other West African countries into a unified regional electricity market, discusses likely environmental risks associated with the project, and proposes relevant mitigation measures. Among the impacts, and suggested mitigations are the following: dust control activities; selection of aesthetically appealing construction materials; installation of a footbridge to allow river access to tourists and fishermen; loss of mature local trees should be minimized, selecting specific trees for fuel wood use; reduction of soil erosion, and topsoil replacement; monitoring health risks due to electromagnetic effects; disposal sites should be selected far from water courses, particularly if disposing hazardous wastes; working schedules shall be limited to daylight hours to reduce noise around residential areas; decibel levels shall be controlled, and workers will be provided with protective gear; safe traffic regulations will be in place to prevent and control accidents; water quality shall be controlled by limiting its use, by reducing sedimentation, and, by limiting solid and liquid waste discharges; and, collection and storage of oils and chemicals to prevent spills. This summary also includes a summary on the resettlement action plan.

Information

  • Auteur

    S.A. Agrer N.V.

  • Date du document

    2006/05/01

  • Type de document

    Rapport aux Administrateurs

  • Numéro du rapport

    36230

  • Volume

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Pays

    Afrique,

  • Région

    Afrique,

  • Date de publication

    2007/01/23

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Titre du rapport

    Africa - Second West Africa Power Pool Felou Hydroelectric Project : environmental assessment executive summary

  • Mots clé

    Environmental and Social Management Plan;Social and Environmental Management Plan;degradation of critical natural habitats;access to public good;continuity of electricity supply;Information, Education and Communication;Environmental and Social Safeguard;diverse array of species;Evaluation of Environmental Impact;mitigation measure;access road;loss of crop;drinking water supply;negative environmental impact;access to water;rural electrification program;vegetable garden;construction of infrastructure;supply of petroleum;village water supply;supply of energy;volume of water;Support for Agriculture;source of pollution;water related disease;income generating opportunity;renewable natural resource;demand for food;improved agricultural practice;Thermal Power Generation;loss of harvest;fight against poverty;environmental management capacity;stretch of river;zone of influence;Sexually Transmitted Disease;demand for meat;international water course;transmission line;local population;construction phase;water level;agricultural intensification;water quality;Public Services;agricultural land;fruit tree;compensation measures;electrical energy;involuntary resettlement;canal intake;gallery forest;dry season;contract specification;Water Management;environment management;railway line;environmental evaluation;Cultural Heritage;water tower;physical infrastructure;prevalence rate;thermal generation;building site;greenhouse gasses;construction work;construction site;technical feasibility;social impact;local economy;river flow;hygiene rule;financial resource;support measure;land use;hydropower scheme;international network;ground water;crop loss;river channel;woody species;fauna species;fish resource;fishing pressure;contractual clause;wind direction;construction plant;increased demand;good conduct;reduced flows;suspended solid;cultural conflicts;flood surge;construction camp;food scarcity;bank erosion;Social Conflict;affected villages;forest patch;electrical supply;petroleum product;paid worker;Land tenure;rare species;basic foodstuff;fish market;primary product;small area;rolling stock;river transport;transport network;national economy;foreign exchange;foreign currency;socio-economic development;consumer product;regional repercussion;aids information;mass treatment;health situation;study area;protection measure;power output;baseline data;indigenous people;mutual agreement;hydroelectric production;social environment;infectious diarrhoea;social dynamic;main river;physical environment;international scale;vulnerable group;Indigenous Peoples;affected communities;Ethnic Minorities;vegetation cover;efficient stove;cooking device;present water;human settlement;indigenous forest;religious sites;natural heritage;historical site;river system;aquatic ecosystem;River basin;human environment;initial observation;public domain;agricultural production;historic artifacts;program finance;telecommunications network;water volume;mitigation actions;energy generation;tourist season;natural environment;rainy season;dam operation;construction equipment;public meeting;hydroelectric potential;present study;small hydropower;diversion channel;dry months;hydropower station;flood period;environmental regulation;plant species;negative effect;animal resource;flow regime;deleterious impact;historic resource;machine operator;construction personnel;

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