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New report unveils plan to reinvigorate hydropower in the US
04 April, 2019
A new report from the National Hydropower Association (NHA) and Chelan County Public Utility District (Chelan PUD) identifies ways in which the capabilities of hydropower in the US could be unleashed for the next 30 years.

Canadian Hydropower Association becomes WaterPower Canada
12 March, 2019
The Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) – the national association for hydropower in Canada – has changed its corporate name to WaterPower Canada (WPC) to reflect the organization’s commitment to provide clear and effective messaging to stakeholders and the public.

An extraordinary challenge
22 February, 2019
IWP&DC spoke with Richard Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of the International Hydropower Association about key lessons he has learned throughout his career

Nominations open for 2019 Mosonyi award
19 February, 2019
Do you know someone in the industry who has made an outstanding contribution to the hydropower sector? Then why not nominate them for the International Hydropower Association’s prestigious Mosonyi Award for Excellence in Hydropower.

Vacancy at Canadian Hydropower Association
11 January, 2019
The Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) is currently hiring for the position of Manager, Regulatory & Government Affairs. Reporting to the President of the CHA, the Manager, Regulatory & Government Affairs is a full-time, permanent position requiring 7-15 years of relevant work experience in government, industry or the environmental non-governmental sector.

City Light helps put out the fire
03 January, 2019
Seattle City Light has been recognised for its Skagit hydroelectric project wildfire mitigation plan. Nathan MacDonald gives more details.

Key agreements signed for hydro in the Solomon Islands
06 December, 2018
A major new hydropower project in the Solomon Islands has moved a significant step closer to construction following the signing of a series of key agreements.

The second phase
12 November, 2018
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) provides information on the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, and details on how work is progressing on Phase II

US Senate passes bill that supports non-powered dam and closed-loop pumped storage development
12 October, 2018
The US Senate has passed a bill that includes several provisions promoting hydropower deployment, with the bill now heading to President Trump.

Introducing better planning for small-scale hydropower in Wales
12 October, 2018
Michael Phillips, Principal Consultant at Dulas, explains how potential changes to permitted development rights will impact small hydro projects across Wales.

Consortium completes financing for Bujagali
25 July, 2018
A consortium of development finance institutions and commercial lenders have completed the refinancing of more than $400 million loans of Bujagali Energy Limited (BEL), owner of the 250MW Bugali hydropower project in Uganda.

New applicants sought for Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program
16 May, 2018
The Women in Hydropower Mentorship Program has announced that it is now accepting applications.

The modern dam engineer
15 February, 2018
Like many industries, the dam industry is influenced by both internal and external factors which can prompt change. IWP&DC was interested in finding out if such elements have affected the engineer’s working life when inspecting dams. We asked members of the industry for their own thoughts about the role of the modern dam engineer: Has this changed in recent years? Are engineers faced with increased challenges? And will this role continue to evolve?

SEforALL and IHA partner on new hydropower preparation facility model
11 December, 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 hydropower development worldwide.

Seven steps to boost hydro in France identified in white paper
24 July, 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 Hydropower Association (IHA) has reported.

The Oroville Incident – an opportunity for dam safety
12 July, 2017
Martin W. McCann, Jr is Director of the National Performance of Dams Programme in the US. Here he talks about what why we should view the recent spillway failure at Oroville Dam as an opportunity to examine the state of dam practices

2017 World Hydropower Congress closes with commitments to better hydro
15 May, 2017
The 2017 World Hydropower Congress concluded with a series of commitments to better hydro, delivered by a broad range of organisations and institutions that participated in Addis Ababa, writes the International Hydropower Association.



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