This study focused on the impacts of climate, land use, and water management changes on the hydropower potentials of the Bagré dam in Burkina Faso. Climate, hydrological, and land use data were integrated into the Soil and Water Integrated Management (SWIM) model to assess changes in hydropower generation for the mid (2035-2065) and far (2065-2095) future. The results showed that hydropower generation would increase in the mid (15-24%) and far (1.7-35%) future under climate change scenarios, relative to the baseline period (1984-2014). Furthermore, the future LULC change could increase the hydropower potential while the future water management would cause a strong decrease in hydropower generation at the Bagré dam.

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