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Water under the bridge?
22 December, 2010
Ten years have passed since publication of the World Commission on Dams’ final report. Suzanne Pritchard spoke to some of those involved in this revolutionary process in the big dams debate. But is WCD still topical now in 2010, or is it all just water under the bridge?

Call for abstracts - Workshop on Environmentally-Enhanced Hydro Turbines
08 December, 2010
A call for abstracts has been issued for a workshop focused on the development of environmentally-enhanced conventional hydro turbines to be held in May 2011 in Washington D.C, US.

Federal Govt to look into streambed rent case
02 November, 2010
The US Federal Government has been asked to look into a legal case involving the payment of rent for the use of riverbeds, in a move which could have implications for the rights of streambed users in the US including hydroelectric plant operators, ranchers, irrigators, cities, dock owners and recreationalists.

Uniting European hydropower
27 October, 2010
Hydropower is the most important renewable resource for energy production in Southeast European countries. However competition between water users is becoming a serious problem. The South East Europe (SEE) Hydropower project has been developed to find a way forward for all water users and balance energy demands with environmental and flooding considerations

Mapping out hydro’s future
27 October, 2010
Small hydro has an important but limited role to play in renewable energy generation, according to the Environment Agency in the UK. In its new mapping project the agency shows where hydropower could be deployed in England and Wales to utilise untapped potential; helping to fulfil important green energy requirements

Fair game in Austria
27 October, 2010
IWP&DC provides a preview to the RENEXPO Austria trade fair, to be held 25-27 November in Salzburg, Austria

Watershed analysis
20 September, 2010
Brian Yanity and Brian Hirsch present an analysis of conventional and in-stream hydro power in the Yukon River watershed

NHA members urge US Congress to support hydropower
21 July, 2010
More than two dozen members of the National Hydropower Association (NHA) in the US have signed a letter urging immediate congressional action on policies to expand the deployment of clean, reliable, readily available hydropower resources.

A presidential role
07 July, 2010
The National Hydropower Association is keen to work with US President Obama, encouraged by his positive recognition of the role hydro power can play in serving national priorities

Filling the knowledge gap on CDM
07 July, 2010
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has issued a Policy Statement that explains the workings of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and looks in detail at the current and potential future role of hydropower projects within it. IWP&DC discovers why the association believes it is important to raise awareness of the CDM amongst the hydro community

Building Bujagali
01 April, 2010
Construction work on Uganda’s Bujagali scheme finally began in late 2007. Here we present a profile of this controversial 250MW project

Hydro set to ease economic woes
05 February, 2010
A recent study in the US is urging the government to support hydro power to help it steer the country back to economic recovery through the creation of thousands of new jobs

Scottish hydro potential double early estimates, says report
22 January, 2010
Scotland's hydro potential is nearly double the amount previously estimated in 2008, according to a study published on behalf of the country’s government.

Vital statistics – pumped storage in 2009
04 January, 2010
IWP&DC provides a roundup of developments in the pumped storage industry over the last year

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