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New fish pass for Flumenthal hydropower plant, Switzerland
03 March, 2023
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Environmental impact statement completed for Goldendale Energy Storage Project
Friday, January 06, 2023 by The Washington Department of Ecology has completed an environmental impact statement (EIS) for the proposed Goldendale Energy Storage Project, with the EIS to be used by...

World’s first Hydropower Sustainability Standard assessment open for public consultation
Monday, December 19, 2022 by Pamir Energy’s Sebzor hydropower project in Tajikistan was recently assessed using the Hydropower Sustainability Standard by independent auditors and the assessment report is now open...

Renewable organisations join forces to address climate emergency and drive sustainable development
Monday, November 21, 2022 by Global industry organisations representing hydropower, wind, solar, green hydrogen, long duration energy storage and geothermal energy industries have officially joined forces under...

IHA urgers leaders at COP27 to unlock the barriers to hydropower development
Tuesday, November 08, 2022 by As world leaders gather in Sharm el-Sheikh for COP27, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has one, clear message to governments: “unlock the barriers to hydropower...

New technology tracks fish through the Cloud
Thursday, August 25, 2022 by Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a new acoustic receiver that can transmit near-real-time information on fish tracking to the digital cloud...

New tech aims to improve sustainability for fish and hydropower
Friday, April 29, 2022 by New technology has been released designed to improve fish attraction and passage at dam facilities by efficiently supplying stable, dissolved oxygen throughout fish passageways.

Hydropower’s role in achieving net zero and energy security is focus of global campaign
Monday, March 21, 2022 by A new campaign calling for urgent investment in hydropower to combat climate change, accelerate progress towards net zero and strengthen energy security is being spearheaded by...

Research investigates sustainable dam siting in the Amazon
Friday, February 18, 2022 by New research has been published that details a new computational approach for evaluating basin-level tradeoffs between hydropower and ecosystem services, with the goal of...

Rare artefacts in the Polihali Dam basin
Thursday, November 25, 2021 by A rare artefact dating back to the 19th century has been discovered during archaeological excavations currently underway as part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II’s...

BC Hydro planning to decommission dam to allow fish passage
Thursday, October 07, 2021 by BC Hydro has announced it plans to decommission the Wilsey Dam and Shuswap Falls Powerhouse on the Shuswap River to allow salmon access to historical spawning habitat in the river.

International leaders back landmark hydropower declaration
Friday, September 24, 2021 by A bold new blueprint for sustainable hydropower is set to be launched today at the 2021 World Hydropower Congress with the support of governments, NGOs and international agencies.

Teesta-V wins 2021 IHA Blue Planet Prize
Thursday, September 23, 2021 by NHPC Limited’s Teesta-V hydropower project in India has been named the winner of the 2021 IHA Blue Planet Prize for excellence in sustainable hydropower development.

Good practice guide released for hydropower in conservation areas
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 by Guidance has been released to help hydropower planners design and implement projects that carefully co-exist with and support protected conservation areas.

New hydropower coin issued by Swissmint
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 by Swissmint has announced the release of a new 20-franc silver “hydropower” coin, honouring the promotion of renewable energies and the sustainable use of resources. The fine coin is...

Hydrogen and hydropower collaborate to tackle climate change
Friday, September 17, 2021 by The green hydrogen and sustainable hydropower sectors are set to collaborate to achieve net zero, with the newly formed Green Hydrogen Organisation (GH2) and the International...

Global support for ‘game-changing’ new hydropower certification scheme
Wednesday, September 08, 2021 by A new sustainability certification scheme for hydropower was launched today at the World Hydropower Congress, with leading hydropower companies and international organisations...

Calls for sustainable hydropower to address climate change
Tuesday, September 07, 2021 by The need for sustainable hydropower to tackle the climate emergency was the subject of discussion on the opening day of the World Hydropower Congress, with both Malcolm Turnbull and...

No future hydro development in World Heritage sites commits IHA, as new duty of care for protected areas announced
Monday, September 06, 2021 by Progressive and stringent safeguards for hydropower development in Protected Area has been announced today by the International Hydropower Association (IHA), accompanied with an...

Fortum to improve fish passage at Leppikoski hydropower plant
Thursday, August 26, 2021 by Fortum is to implement a dam by-pass solution this year at the Leppikoski hydropower plant on the Hyrynsalmi route in the Oulujoki river system in Finland.

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