Tor Haakon Bakken forsvarer 24. november 2016 sin avhandling "An improved framework for the assessment of water consumption from hydropower production" for graden PhD ved NTNU.
Arbeidet er utført ved Institutt for vann- og miljøteknikk, NTNU. Hovedveileder har vært professor Knut Tore Alfredsen, Institutt for vann- og miljøteknikk. Medveileder har vært professor Anund Killingtveit, Institutt for vann- og miljøteknikk.
Til å bedømme avhandlingen er oppnevnt:
Climate change and the needed reductions in the use of fossil fuels call for the development of renewable energy sources. Hydropower is today the dominant renewable technology in the energy system and in some regions extensive development of hydropower is expected in the coming years. The IPCC Special Report on Renewable Energy Sources represented a benchmark in the assessment of water consumption from electricity production. The numbers for hydropower ranged from very low to much larger than the other renewable technologies, partly explained by methodological problems. This PhD has contributed by: