Articles | Volume 17, issue 10
Review article
15 Oct 2013
Review article |  | 15 Oct 2013

Water consumption from hydropower plants – review of published estimates and an assessment of the concept

T. H. Bakken, Å. Killingtveit, K. Engeland, K. Alfredsen, and A. Harby

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