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Research looks at ways to minimize effects of biofouling in marine renewables
21 February, 2018
The International Centre of Island Technology (ICIT) and the European...
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Collaboration to continue as research project comes to an end
Wednesday, January 31, 2018 A research project involving accurate simulations in hydromachinery and marine propellers is due to be completed in a few days, but the organizations involved in the project have vowed...

Study suggests ways dam could boost fishery yields
Monday, December 18, 2017 A new study has suggested dam flow patterns could be harnessed to boost fishery yields - by up to nearly four-fold compared to un-dammed ecosystems, the American Association for...

SEforALL and IHA partner on new hydropower preparation facility model
Monday, December 11, 2017 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is partnering with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) to explore options for a new model which would accelerate sustainable...

Knowledge hub launched to aid sediment management
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has launched a new online resource for hydropower developers, researchers and operating companies seeking to improve sediment management...

Online tool monitors Western Cape dams in South Africa
Monday, November 20, 2017 A tool is now available online to assess the current and projected state of the dams which form part of the Western Cape Water Supply System (WCWSS) in South Africa

Seven steps to boost hydro in France identified in white paper
Monday, July 24, 2017 Seven steps that could boost the hydropower sector in France have been identified in a white paper commissioned by three French energy associations, the International...

Study to investigate uprate potential in Argentina
Friday, July 07, 2017 Voith, in collaboration with the National University of La Plata (UNLP), is to undertake a pioneering study focused on the uprating and modernisation of existing large hydropower...

SMEC to study feasibility of Hells Gate Dam
Thursday, May 25, 2017 SMEC has announced it is to lead a 12-month study into the engineering, environmental and economic feasibility of the Hells Gate Dam and Irrigation Scheme in the Upper Burdekin...

Tocardo Tidal Power kicks-off InToTidal project
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Tocardo Tidal Power has taken a major step in its planned 20-year commercial demonstration project at the European Marine Energy Centre’s (EMEC’s) Fall of Warness tidal test site...

University to use grant to ‘rethink’ hydropower
Thursday, January 26, 2017 An interdisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists in the US is to use part of a $2.6 million National Science Foundation grant to investigate new ways of...

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...

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