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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,...

Fish passage works awarded at Cle Elum Dam, US
Monday, October 02, 2017 by Northbank Civil & Marine, Inc is to build a new fish passage tunnel at Cle Elum Dam in Washington, US, under a $15.2 million contract awarded by the US Bureau of Reclamation.

Dams overflow in Houston floods
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 by Two dams in the Houston area are overflowing as record rains hit in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, leaving communities in danger of further flooding.

Roaring River Dam to be removed in Tennessee
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 by A 41-year-old dam is to be removed soon in what has been described as the largest ever dam removal project in Tennessee, US, for river and stream restoration purposes.

Supreme Court deals blow to Ruataniwha dam project, New Zealand
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 by Plans to develop the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, have been dealt a major blow with news that the Supreme Court has ruled that land that would be...

Blanda hydropower project wins IHA’s Blue Planet Prize
Thursday, May 11, 2017 by The Blanda hydropower project in Iceland is the 2017 winner of the IHA Blue Planet Prize, which recognises projects that demonstrate excellence in sustainable development.

G-res tool allows hydro industry to report on carbon footprint
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 by A new tool that enables the hydropower sector to report on its carbon footprint for the first time has been launched at the 2017 World Hydropower Congress in Addis Ababa.

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