This indicator shows the number of hydropower dams scheduled to be built in the future, including dams that are planned, under construction, being studied, or for which an MOU for a feasibility study has been signed by 2015. The number of future dams indicates the potential impact of hydropower development on biodiversity.
By 2020, at the latest, Governments, business and stakeholders at all levels have taken steps to achieve or have implemented plans for sustainable production and consumption and have kept the impacts of use of natural resources well within safe ecological limits.
This is a numerical indicator, with higher values indicating more hydropower dams scheduled to be built in the future (and thus a higher potential pressure in the natural systems).
This indicator is available at the basin and country scales for Cambodia.
This indicator is available using a 2015 baseline.
Open Development Cambodia has compiled the data (as of 2015) on hydropower dams and mapped them as points in GIS shapefiles.
To indicate the potential impact of hydropower development on biodiversity, we modified the Open Development Cambodia data to exclude dams currently in operation, and include dams planned for future completion (i.e., those that are planned, under construction, being studied, or for which an MOU for a feasibility study has been signed by 2015). We then overlayed the basin and country layers with the future dams layer to calculate the number of hydropower dams scheduled to be built in the future for each basin and for the entire country as of 2015.
Open Development Cambodia is updating the hydropower dam database constantly. This indicator was calculated by NatureServe in the beginning of 2015, and is scheduled to be re-calculated in the beginning of 2016; therefore it may not reflect the most recent data updates that have occurred in the latter part of 2015.
This indicator treats all hydropower dams equally, independent of size.
The data compiled by the Open Development Cambodia are available here.