1. Vesna Rajčević, Prirodno-matematički fakultet Banja Luka,
Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
2. Čedomir Crnogorac, Prirodno-matematički fakultet Banja Luka, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
3. Nenad Đukić, Vlada Republike Srpske::Trg Republike Srpske 1, Republic of Srpska, Bosnia and Herzegovina
At the core of the idea of viable (harmonized) development lies the fact that the growth of human population presents one of the determinants of the overall development of social systems in the world. However, this growth comes at the cost of exploitation of another system – the natural one, with even grimmer forecast of this exploitation in the future. Though human population cannot be denied this right to development, the very manner and scope of exploitation can. That it has become excessive is visible from the disturbance of natural balance, reflected in a very topical issue of disappearance of forests in the geographic layer.
The issue of protection of forests and forest ecosystems in the Republic of Srpska is a complex one, where micro hydropower plants (MHP) present one of major factors. The methodology of research is based upon field research and an analysis of meteorological, hydrological and bio-geographic data in the basins of rivers Vrbanja and Velika Usora. The data show threats to forest, an increased risk of erosion and occurrence of great and small waters due to disturbance of balanced flow-off in the basins
Ekologija šuma i očuvanje prirodnih resursa