Water power to the people

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Old dams on rivers are rapidly finding renewed purpose as sources of small-scale community-driven power.

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Smalley, E. Water power to the people. Nat Energy 1, 16092 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/nenergy.2016.92

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