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Hydrogen and hydropower collaborate to tackle climate change
17 September, 2021
The green hydrogen and sustainable hydropower sectors are set to...
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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.

Platform to promote sustainable sediment management
Monday, January 25, 2021 by A global collaborative platform of leading research and academic has been launched to share knowledge on how to best support sustainable sediment management.

Hydro powers agrochemical product production
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by More than 60% of Apatit mining and beneficiation plant’s output is to be produced using green electricity after PhosAgro signed a contract for the supply of 100MW of hydropower with TGC-1.

Voith participates in FIThydro
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 by Voith has announced it is engaged in the Europe-wide Fish Friendly Innovative Technologies for Hydropower (FIThydro) project as part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research...

Hydroelectric-solar microgrid installed in Patagonia
Monday, September 28, 2020 by Hydroelectric power, combined with solar and a batter storage system, is powering facilities in the Patagonia National Park

WaterNSW outlines plans to replace ageing Gin Gin weir
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by Australian utility WaterNSW is planning to replace an existing century-old weir on the Macquarie River with a more environmentally suitable structure, with plans to be unveiled to...

Eel bypass installed in Trevallyn Dam in Australian first
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 by Hydro Tasmania has installed an eel bypass in Trevallyn Dam in Launceston to protect the short-finned eel (Anguilla australis), the first time any dam in Australia has been fitted with...

Researchers suggest major dams could protect against projected sea rises, with substantial consequences
Friday, February 14, 2020 by New research has suggested that two large dams could be a solution to protect more than 25 million Europeans against the consequences of an expected sea level rise of several metres...

Teesta-V rated an example of international good practice
Thursday, August 08, 2019 by The Teesta-V hydropower station, in Sikkim, northern India, has been rated as an example of international good practice in hydropower sustainability, according to an independent report.

New research says dams and reservoirs are reducing the benefits of healthy rivers
Thursday, May 09, 2019 by A global assessment of the location and extent of the planet’s rivers by a team of international researchers has highlighted what it describes as ‘severe degradation’, with just...

‘Leaky dams’ project to help wildlife and communities
Thursday, April 18, 2019 by Natural Resources Wales (NRW) has started a project to boost wildlife and help reduce the risk of flooding in Mid-Wales.

IHA releases sustainability guidelines for hydropower
Monday, December 17, 2018 by The International Hydropower Association has announced the release of new sustainability guidelines that present a definition of the processes and outcomes relating to good...

$76 million contract awarded for fish passage works at Cle Elum Dam
Friday, October 05, 2018 by Garco Construction, Inc has won a contract valued at almost US$76 million from the US Bureau of Reclamation for construction services as part of the Cle Elum Dam Fish Passage Project.

IDB and IHA partner to promote sustainable hydropower
Thursday, September 06, 2018 by The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) are partnering to support sustainable development of hydropower across Latin America and...

Icelandic project assessed under Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol
Monday, February 19, 2018 by The 690MW Fljótsdalur hydropower station in Iceland has become power company Landsvirkjun’s third project to be assessed under the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol,...

Assessment shows Costa Rica hydro plant demonstrates ‘international good practice’
Thursday, October 05, 2017 by The Reventazón project in Costa Rica, the largest hydropower plant in Central America, has been classed as an example of international good practice in hydropower sustainability,...

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