Sedimentation is reducing the capacity of the Nurek reservoir in Tajikistan, threatening the long term viability of a nationally important hydropower operation. HR Wallingford is leading a project to analyse, map and model the scale of the sedimentation, in order to help the national power company, Barqi Tojik, develop their long term management strategy for the reservoir. The work will help to maximise the life of the power station and secure its effective operation for the long term.
THR Wallingford is leading a World Bank funded project to help Tajikistan develop effective management strategies for Nurek reservoir. Titan Environmental Surveys and Wallingford Environmental Surveys will help HR Wallingford establish the current capacity of the Nurek reservoir using bathymetric surveys, sediment sampling and onsite laboratory analysis. These data will be used to produce a detailed 3D map of the reservoir bed and to provide a detailed understanding of the level and type of sedimentation.