Impact of Dams on Fish in the Rivers of Nepal | Asian Development Bank

Impact of Dams on Fish in the Rivers of Nepal

Publication | December 2018
Impact of Dams on Fish in the Rivers of Nepal

This study was conducted by ADB to assess the impact of projects involving the construction of dams on aquatic biodiversity in Nepal.

The findings may not be authoritative, but conclusions suggest that fish populations and the diversity of species are affected due to alterations in the ecosystem and blockage in life cycle movements.

Contents 

  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Country Background
  • Water Resources
  • Dams in the Rivers of Nepal
  • Aquatic Resources
  • Impact of Impoundment on Fish
  • Policies and Regulatory Framework
  • Case Studies of Selected Dams
  • Fish Species Recorded in the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List
  • Environmental Flow and Fish Passage
  • Fish Passages
  • Compensatory Measures
  • Aquatic Biodiversity Screening Framework (Fish)
  • Conclusion and Recommendations
  • Annexes