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Report identifies technical causes of Brazil tailings dam failure
16 December, 2019
The failure and resulting flow slide at the tailings dam B-I at Vale...
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World Bank Board approves action plan following Isimba dam complaints
Monday, December 09, 2019 by An action plan has been developed by the World Bank which will see the Bank will work together with Uganda to protect the extended Kalagala Offset Area (KOA), following complaints...

IHA releases new hydropower benefit sharing guide for developers and operators
Tuesday, October 29, 2019 by A new how-to guide for hydropower developers and operators from the International Hydropower Association (IHA) aims to increase understanding of benefit sharing in project development...

New model could help find most promising dam sites in the Amazon
Friday, September 20, 2019 by A Cornell University-led team including ecologists, computer scientists and researchers from South American organizations has developed a computational model that uses...

Project to develop marine data toolbox for energy sector
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 by A new project, funded by Ocean Energy Era-Net Cofund, has been launched to support investment and growth in the wave and tidal energy sector through the creation of an integrated...

SMEC in feasibility study on Wawa Dam, Philippines
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by SMEC has announced it is conducting a feasibility study on the Wawa Dam Bulk Water Supply Project in the Philippines.

Cannes Film Festival puts spotlight on Orkney’s marine energy work
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 by A major documentary on climate change, featuring Orkney’s pioneering marine energy work, is set to be premiered at the Cannes Film Festival tonight.

IHA release new guide to help hydropower build resilience to climate change
Friday, May 17, 2019 by During the World Hydropower Congress in Paris this week, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) launched technical guidance to help the hydropower industry to become...

WWF and Nature Conservancy release new report
Monday, May 13, 2019 by A new report has been released by WWF and The Nature Conservancy which they say demonstrates how the renewable revolution can achieve global climate and energy goals without damming...

IHA publishes 2019 Hydropower Status Report
Monday, May 13, 2019 by More than 21.8GW of hydroelectric capacity was put into operation in 2018, according to the 2019 Hydropower Status Report which is published today by the International...

World Hydropower Congress 2019 opens in Paris next week
Thursday, May 09, 2019 by The 2019 World Hydropower Congress opens in Paris next week, drawing more than 700 delegates from over 70 countries to the French capital.

Blue-GIFT opens 1st call for applications for ocean energy demonstration
Wednesday, May 01, 2019 by The €2.5 million Blue-GIFT (Blue Growth and Innovation Fast Tracked) project has announced the 1st call for applications.

IHA publishes activity and strategy report for 2018-2019
Thursday, April 04, 2019 by The International Hydropower Association’s Activity and Strategy Report for 2018-2019 is now available online.

New research project on flexible hydropower gets EU support
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 by An ambitious research project on flexible hydropower in future energy systems is receiving support from the EU Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, participant Multiconsult...

Wave & tidal power developers join forces to tackle foundations and mooring
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 by CorPower Ocean (CPO) and Sustainable Marine Energy (SME) are to work together to develop and demonstrate a generic foundation mooring solution to reduce costs and improve O&M methods...

Value of dams ‘overestimated’ says study
Tuesday, November 06, 2018 by A new study from scientists at the Michigan State University (MSU) suggests that the value of hydropower dams has been ‘overestimated’, with a legacy of underestimated costs that...

Aon and Guidewire analyse US dams cyber attack scenario
Monday, October 29, 2018 by Aon plc and Guidewire Software have launched a scenario for a hypothetical attack by hackers on a US hydroelectric dam, with analysis revealing a ‘silent cyber’ risk could lead to...

Call for papers – ICOLD’S Dams and Earthquakes group
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 by The deadline is approaching for abstract submissions for the 3rd meeting of the ICOLD European Club Working Group ”Dams and Earthquakes”, to take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 6-8 May 2019.

Hydro largest renewable electricity source, says IEA report, but modern bioenergy leads growth
Tuesday, October 09, 2018 by Hydropower remains the largest renewable electricity source by 2023, says the International Energy Agency’s latest market forecast, while noting that its growth is continuing to decelerate.

IFC starts pilot assessment in Lao PDR river basin
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 by World Bank Group member IFC is working with the Government of Lao PDR on a basin-wide Cumulative Impact Assessment (CIA) of renewable energy development in the Sekong River Basin. It...

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