The Environmental Management Program comprises mitigation measures to minimize project impacts on the natural environment and develop environmental infrastructure services to avoid negative effects to both the project and its key stakeholders. These include programs on hydrology and water quality monitoring, debris removal, afforestation and reservoir clearance. Aquatic biology monitoring will be implemented to identify new successions due to reservoir creation and in the downstream areas.
Main environmental impacts
- Change in the hydrological regime. This will be mitigated with minimum flow releases.
- The creation of reservoirs will also turn previous rivers into lake environments and this will have implications of the water quality.
Detailed mitigation measures shall focus on
- Hydrology and sedimentology Measuring Program
- Water Quality Monitoring
- Sewage and wastewater treatment
- Solid waste handling
On issues such as waste management, waste water and sewage treatment the DHP’s involvement shall be made depending on the result of discussions with the stakeholders.