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Jetty at Ntoroko North - Village

Map of Ntoroko, Western Region, Uganda
Name of development company or institution: 
heritage Oil and Gas (U) Limited
Name of environmental and social standards applied to the project: 
Environment Impact Assessment guidelines and Regulations
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The Jetty project is proposed as part of the ongoing petroleum exploration plans to conduct a 2-D seismic survey and well drilling in Exploration Area 3A. The jetty is proposed at the edge of Lake Albert in Ntoroko- North Village, Bundibugyo District, in order to provide a docking area for the marine vessel that will transport the drilling and seismic survey equipment from Mbegu, Hoima District to Ntoroko.

The project will involve stockpiling of sand and hard core, rock filling of steel cages, placing of geotextile on the lake bed, dregdging 50m x 50m lake bed, cutting back a cliff edge close at the jetty by 6m, cutting 100m of access road and relocating entrances to UWA camp and NAADs poultry farm. the project is expected to cost $100,000 USD.

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Development of Pipelines and storage Facilities for Crude oil and Gas in Uganda

Map of Buliisa District, Western Region, Uganda
Name of development company or institution: 
Government of Uganda
Financing body: 
The Royal Norwegian Government
Name of environmental and social standards applied to the project: 
Initial environmental Evaluation and impact sreening
Number of people displaced: 
0 people displaced
Kilometers of new road developed for the project (tarmac, soil or pavement): 
207 km
Number of hectares affected in Ecosystem 1: 
470 hectares
Number of hectares affected in Ecosystem 2: 
0 hectares
Number of hectares affected in Ecosystem 3: 
0 hectares
Number of hectares affected in other ecosystems: 
0 hectares
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Petroleum exploration in Uganda has a long history dating back in 1938 when the 1st well (Waki B 1) was drilled by the Anglo European Company of South Africa. At that time oil prices and technology were low and therefore the prospects were found commercially unfeasible.

In 1997, Heritage was awarded Exploration Area 3(EA3) in the Semliki area followed by commercially exploitable reserves of oil (Mputa, Waraga, Nzizi, and Kingfisher) estimated at 300 Millionto 2.5 billion barrels in 2008 and 2009. Since then, there has been exponential growth in foreign investments to approximately $350 Million as of 2010.

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Costos y beneficios del proyecto hidroeléctrico del río Inambari

En junio de 2010, los gobiernos de Perú y Brasil firmaron un Acuerdo Energético que prevé que compañías brasileñas construyan en ríos de la Amazonía peruana centrales hidroeléctricas para exportar energía al Brasil. El proyecto hidroeléctrico del río Inambari, con una potencia instalada de 2,200 megavatios, es el primero de cinco posibles proyectos en contar con un Estudio de Factibilidad (EF) realizado por la compañía promotora EGASUR.

Costos y beneficios del proyecto hidroeléctrico del río Inambari

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Elephants in the Albertine Rift

Economic Tools for Conservation and Infrastructure Planning in the Albertine Rift

Conservation Strategy Fund held a course in Economic Tools for Conservation and Infrastructure Planning in the Albertine Rift, from June 11-22, 2012 in Uganda. This course was offered in partnership with the Ugandan National Environmental Management Agency (NEMA) and was made possible through the support of the United States Agency for International Development, the Wildlife Conservation Network, and the Handsel Foundation. We invited applications from people who work in Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Alum José Serra collaborates with CSF on economic study of proposed Inambari dam

Inambari Dam

On January 17, CSF course graduate José Serra and CSF's Alfonso Malky presented an economic study of the proposed Inambari dam, designed to generate hydropower primarily for Brazilian consumers. The study, sponsored by the Wildlife Conservation Society's Peru office, examines the feasibility of the project, which would harness energy from an Amazon tributary in the country's southeastern jungle. Serra led the investigation, looking into the overall economic return, environmental costs, profits for the dam builder and impacts on various sectors of Peruvian society. Results showed that the project's feasibility depends on charging a relatively high electricity price and delivering benefits, in the form of flow control, to downstream dams in Brazil.

Economía de las Represas Hidroeléctricas - La Paz, Bolivia

Salón Versalles, Hotel Radisson
9:00 a 14:00 hrs.
La Paz, Bolivia

Formulario de Inscripción en Linea

¿Las represas son buenas para la economía, para el medioambiente y para la gente?

Eso Depende !

Algunas represas hidroeléctricas pueden aportar energía confiable y urgentemente necesaria para las comunidades y ciudades con un costo menor para los consumidores y el medio ambiente. Otras represas traen consigo incremento en los precios de electricidad, desplazamiento de las comunidades y desastres medioambientales.

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