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Indian govt approves funds for Kwar hydro project
28 April, 2022
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs in India has approved the investment of Rs.4526.12 crore for the 540MW Kwar hydroelectric project on the river Chenab in Kishtwar district of Union Territory of Jammy and Kashmir.

Halton Lune Hydro
27 April, 2022
Brian Jefferson from Halton Lune Hydro gives an overview of England’s largest community-owned hydro scheme.

Auditor general recommends improvements to fraud risk management of Site C project
27 April, 2022
A new report from the Office of the Auditor General makes five recommendations to improve fraud risk management for Site C project after concluding that BC Hydro has not established a fraud risk management program for the major project, although it acknowledges it has some elements in place.

Baihetan crane passes load test
26 April, 2022
The dam gantry crane at the Baihetan Hydropower Station this month passed the load test, China Three Gorges Corporation has announced. The main hook of the dam crest gantry crane can lift 10,000kN, which has the largest single hook lifting capacity in the world.

Diamer-Bhasha Dam to be lifeline for Pakistan’s economy, says PM, amid calls for early completion
25 April, 2022
Pakistan Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that completion of the 4500MW Diamer-Bhasha dam project will serve as future lifeline for country’s economy, augmenting power generation and boosting agriculture activities, and has urged for the project to be completed ahead of schedule.

Remaining contracts awarded for Site C balance of plant work
22 April, 2022
BC Hydro has awarded four contracts for the balance of plant work on the Site C project in Canada, meaning all six balance of plant contracts for the hydroelectric project is complete.

Boliden to adjust tailings dam construction in Aitik
22 April, 2022
Metals company Boliden is to invest SEK 5 billion over the next two years to strengthen current dam construction to meet the best international industry standards, and eventually change to a new dam construction method to ensure long-term disposal of tailings in Aitik, Sweden.

KfW signs finance agreement for Aswan hydro stations, Eqypt
22 April, 2022
The Egyptian government and German Development Bank KfW have signed a €26 million financing agreement for the rehabilitation of three hydroelectric projects in Aswan, Daily News Egypt has reported.

Queensland Government and Darumbal People sign land use agreement
21 April, 2022
The Queensland Government and the Darumbal People Aboriginal Corporation RNTBC – the Traditional Custodians of the land at the Rookwood Weir site, Queensland’s largest water infrastructure project - have signed an Indigenous Land Use Agreement that is expected to deliver benefits to the Darumbal People for generations to come.

Drax to deliver hydropower for Allied Glass
21 April, 2022
Drax Group is to supply Allied Glass with 66GWh p.a. of 100% renewable electricity from its Galloway hydro scheme in Scotland.

The next generation
20 April, 2022
Exploring the ways that the UK is encouraging young people into engineering careers, from stimulating interest at a young age to creating an inclusive space for underrepresented groups in STEM and equipping students with transferable skills they will use for life. Report by Natasha Bougourd

Environmental flows project finalized in Lesotho
20 April, 2022
The Lesotho EFlows Project was recently finalized by Multiconsult and partners, with the policy recommendations set to be a benchmark for other similar water and hydropower studies in Lesotho.

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