Imaduddin Ahmed is author of The Political Economy of Hydropower Dependant Nations: A Case Study of Zambia, published by Springer Nature and Palgrave Macmillan.

December 17, 2022


Droughts and Dams

The troubled future of World Bank-funded hydropower in Zambia

Most of Zambia’s grid electricity is generated by hydropower. Over the past decade, recurring droughts—in 2015, 2016, 2019, and now again in 2022—have exposed the deep vulnerabilities in the system. These droughts have unleashed unprecedented power outages, with low reservoir…