Program Sava

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Program Sava is a multipurpose scheme planned on the Sava River in Croatia. The programme would incorporate up to seven hydropower schemes, totalling between 151 and 156 MW.

The assessment was carried out over the period June to July 2014 using the early stage tool of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol. The early stage assessment tool is a preliminary screening tool, to assess the strategic environment from which proposals for hydropower projects emerge. An assessment using the tool will identify project risks and opportunities at an early stage, and the associated management responses.

Programme objectives include: flood protection and control; replenishment of groundwater aquifers; stabilisation of the riverbed and riverbanks; power generation; urban regeneration; transport; and irrigation and drainage. It is a high‐profile programme, with significant implications for the long term development of Croatia’s capital city.