Rivers in the name of Sources for the Renewable Energy
Bujar Q. Bajçinovci,
Affiliation: University of Prishtina, Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Kosovo.
Keywords: Rivers, Kosovo, Renewable Energy, Environment, Biodiversity, Urban Planning.
Categories: Visual Arts, Architecture and Design
Kosovo's water capacities are being ruined in the name of sources for renewable energy. Surely, those constructions for renewable energy have sparked fears of the worst wildlife damages and biodiversity of the environment. The study presented in this paper investigated the water resources of Kosovo. Focusing on the river volumes, legislation, biodiversity, sources for renewable energy, and urban planning issues. The current and possible degraded state of the environment in the name of sources of renewable energy are not acceptable, even more, when the water capacities are being ruined and creating cumulative impacts on river systems, disrupting the landscape and beauty of their characters, and affecting the function of their habitats. Surely, hydropower plants are potential of renewable energy, but it must be wise planned and carefully located, never affecting the public health and community wellbeing.