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University to use grant to ‘rethink’ hydropower
26 January, 2017
An interdisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists in the...
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Govt review supports Swansea Bay Tidal Lagoon
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Plans for a pioneering 320MW tidal power lagoon in Swansea Bay, Wales, have been backed by a government-commissioned report.

Site C project is well planned, says independent report
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 An independent review of the Site C project in British Columbia, Canada, by Ernst & Young and BTY Consultancy Group has found that appropriate processes are in place to meet...

IHA expands knowledge networks initiative
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 The International Hydropower Association is expanding its knowledge networks initiative to include eight topics identified as the most challenging for the sector.

Climate Bonds Initiative launches Hydropower Technical Working Group
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 The Climate Bonds Initiative has launched a Hydropower Technical Working Group (TWG) to assess and develop Criteria for climate-friendly investment in the sector.

IHA publishes 2016 Hydropower Status Report
Thursday, May 12, 2016 The 2016 Hydropower Status Report is now available to download from the International Hydropower Association (IHA).

IHA’s Blue Planet Prize open for participation
Monday, March 14, 2016 The International Hydropower Association has announced that its Blue Planet Prize – which recognises hydropower projects that demonstrate excellence in sustainable development – will...

IHA re-elected to REN21 steering committee
Wednesday, October 21, 2015 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has been re-elected to the steering committee of the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21), confirming ...

US and China to collaborate on energy-water efforts
Thursday, September 03, 2015 The US and China are continuing to collaborate on a project to address water-related aspects of energy production and use, which includes ways to improve sustainable hydropower design...

IHA’s 2015 Hydropower Status Report available for download
Thursday, September 03, 2015 The International Hydropower Association has announced its 2015 Hydropower Status Report is now available for download, providing comprehensive insights into new global developments...

Micro-hydro schemes could save UK water industry millions, says report
Thursday, August 27, 2015 The development of micro-hydropower could save millions of pounds for the water industry in the UK, new research findings from Bangor University and Trinity College Dublin...

Have you been affected by contracts for hydropower?
Monday, August 03, 2015 Richard Patterson, NEC and Procurement Specialist, Mott MacDonald and Warwick Ferguson, ex Meridian, New Zealand have had a paper on ‘NEC contracts – good for hydropower...

Report benchmarks Chinese dam builders
Thursday, July 09, 2015 A new report has been released by environmental group International Rivers that benchmarks and ranks Chinese overseas dam builders, and investigates the industry’s performance on...

Study identifies benefits of hydro in Europe
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 A macroeconomic study carried out on behalf of members of the hydropower industry has identified the direct and indirect benefits of hydropower in Europe, while suggesting that...

Hydropower impact mitigation options investigated for the Mekong River
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 Multiconsult has announced it is helping to develop hydropower mitigation measures for hydropower projects – planned and operational – in the mainstream and key tributaries of...

IHA pledge hydro commitments
Wednesday, May 27, 2015 The International Hydropower Association has outlined ten commitments it has pledged to deliver in the next two years in a bid to advance sustainable hydropower.

Subsea cable lifecycle study published
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and The Crown Estate have announced the publication of a report on the performance of subsea cabling in high-energy environments which aims...

IHA launch Young Researcher Award
Thursday, March 05, 2015 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced details of a new initiative to recognise and reward emerging talent in the hydropower sector.

Study highlights significance of hydro in Europe
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 A study carried out on behalf of Voith Hydro has found that hydropower technology is playing a key role in the fight against climate change and has great potential in Europe, as long...

Joint project looks to improve marine component reliability
Monday, March 02, 2015 A collaborative project has been launched to test and analyse components in wave and tidal devices in a bid to increase energy output and ultimately drive down the cost of marine energy.

Data and information sharing to advance with OWA contract
Wednesday, February 25, 2015 The Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA) has awarded 4DM and Senes Consultants a contract to complete a feasibility study for a proposed ‘Waterpower Reference Centre’, a project...

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