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New study by IHA identifies Asian hydropower plants that could benefit from modernisation
01 September, 2020
A new study has identified decades-old hydropower stations across Asia...
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New publication focuses on earthquake engineering for dams
Thursday, August 06, 2020 by A new publication authored by Anil K. Chopra is offering a comprehensive guide to modern-day methods for earthquake engineering of concrete dams.

Hydropower Europe launches 2nd wider stakeholder consultation
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 by Hydropower Europe has launched its second online consultation, seeking feedback from a wide range of hydropower stakeholders on the proposed research and innovation actions listed...

Competition launched to find innovative sediment removal solutions
Thursday, July 23, 2020 by A new prize competition has been launched by the US Bureau of Reclamation to find innovative sediment removal solutions for critical water infrastructure.

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXX, Issue 4
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXX, Issue 4) has been published.

IEA’s Sustainable Recovery Plan puts focus on hydropower modernisation
Wednesday, June 24, 2020 by The new Sustainable Recovery Plan released by the International Energy Agency in response to the Covid-19 pandemic and economic crisis being felt across the world has a strong focus...

XFLEX HYDRO project underway as teams start to establish demonstration projects
Wednesday, June 03, 2020 by Demonstration projects in France, Portugal and Switzerland are being set up by teams working for XFLEX HYDRO – a project set up to show how more flexible hydro assets can help...

IHA publishes 2020 Hydropower Status Report, urges investment in hydro
Monday, June 01, 2020 by The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released two new reports – the 2020 Hydropower Status Report and a Covid-19 policy paper – with both concluding that the...

Hydropower associations team up to set Covid-19 recovery pathway
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 by Sixteen international and national organisations representing the global hydropower sector have released a joint statement setting out guiding principles for energy infrastructure...

Mott MacDonald launches design and construction VR tool
Friday, May 15, 2020 by Mott MacDonald has launched a new virtual reality (VR) and desktop product developed to help users rehearse their construction and operational processes ahead of time, to unlock...

Covid-19 delivers historic shock to energy world says IEA report
Friday, May 01, 2020 by Global energy demand will plunge this year, with the Covid-19 pandemic representing the biggest shock to the global energy system in more than seven decades, a new report released by...

Help climate scientists understand past rainfall variations
Thursday, March 26, 2020 by If you’re in isolation with a bit of spare time on your hands, maybe consider helping Rainfall Rescue digitise historical rainfall records in the UK, so that climate scientists can...

ORNL Researchers create model fish for hydropower testing
Monday, March 23, 2020 by Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) are combining their expertise in environmental science, physics, sensors and additive manufacturing...

Draft federal report suggests Snake River dams should stay
Monday, March 02, 2020 by Federal agencies released the Columbia River System Operations draft environmental impact statement and preferred alternative on Friday, with the report rejecting the idea of...

Key executives confirmed to attend Hydropower Central Asia and Caspian 2020
Thursday, January 30, 2020 by Senior executives of the key investment projects for construction and reconstruction of hydropower plants in Central Asia, North Caucasus, and the Caspian region have confirmed...

Report identifies technical causes of Brazil tailings dam failure
Monday, December 16, 2019 by The failure and resulting flow slide at the tailings dam B-I at Vale S.A.’s Córrego do Feijão Iron Ore Mine in January 2019 was the result of flow liquefaction within the tailings in...

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...

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