Hydropower, rivers, and people: a recent TEDx talk by Brashares Group member Jessie Moravek

Hydropower is a renewable resource, but that does not make it sustainable. In this TEDx talk, PhD Student and Brashares Lab Group member, Jessie Moravek shares more about the downsides to river hydropower, such as declining fish populations, poor water quality and damaged ecosystems. Jessie’s research focuses on the ecosystem effects of hydropower development in countries like Nepal, where freshwater biodiversity is under-studied and the hydropower industry is growing. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.