The main objective of the study was to determine the potential and limits of the multi-purpose use of the Drin Cascade. Specific objectives were to:
- Coordinate and consolidate the results of the study and report them to the GIZ;
- Estimate the economic losses due to reduced power production by an adjusted cascade management based on the results of hydrological calculations;
- Describe the benefits from such an adjusted cascade management on avoided damage/losses from flooding
- Estimate the gains from forest management conducted by the hydropower operator on the basis of a cost-benefit-analyses for the energy supplier/cascade operator as forest manager.