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Foreword to the 3rd edition

Four years have gone by since "Local Experience with Micro-Hydro Technology" was first printed. Now, before deciding on a third printing, the question of re-editing the manuscript arose. While we know from readers reactions that the book was useful for many and continues to be so at the moment, an important question was, whether new developments in the field of Micro Hydro-power would not warrant a complete re-edition. We think indeed it would, because activities described have continued successfully and have gained momentum far beyond the examples originally cited. However, the result of documenting these recent developments would be a new book on more advanced technology as compared to the technology originally described. The present book was -and should continue to be, in our opinion -addressed to those who are in the process of beginning to look into possibilities of local hydropower development. To them, a non-revised edition will be as useful as it was at the outset since the subject is treated in broader perspective ranter than in technical details. The latter, we feel, should be the subject of entirely new publications. In order to ensure a broader distribution of the book ATOL and SKAT agreed to co-publish this non-revised version.

St.Gallen/Leuven, June 1985

SKAT -Swiss Center for ATOL -Aangepaste Technologie Appropriate Technology Ontwikkelinglanden