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Advances in hydropower tech can support renewable power system security
21 September, 2021
Innovative hydropower technologies can be a solution to growing demands for flexibility and reliability in renewable energy systems. Report by the International Hydropower Association
Investments in Uzbekistan
03 November, 2020
JSC Uzbekhydroenergo is to build three new hydropower plants on the Aksu River in Uzbekistan. IWP&DC spoke with Abdugani Sanginov, Chairman of the Board, to find out more details on the new developments
Pumped storage development in Europe
06 October, 2020
With EU member states being urged to look at potential pumped storage development in their countries, IWP&DC takes a look how current projects are progressing
Leading by example
17 July, 2020
The World Bank, and a collaboration between the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation and the International Centre on Small Hydro Power, have published case study reports to demonstrate effective operation and maintenance practices, plus the successful development of small hydropower.
Coping with COVID-19
23 June, 2020
Worldwide we are all experiencing unsettling times with the emergence of COVID-19. This has had an unprecedented impact on our professional and personal lives. In an effort to bring the industry together and share some positive camaraderie, IWP&DC asked readers how they are coping through it all
Working for a common interest
13 March, 2020
For almost 25 years, international cooperation has been at the heart of the International Energy Agency’s Hydropower Technology Collaboration Programme
Study identifies benefits of hydro in Europe
07 July, 2015
A macroeconomic study carried out on behalf of members of the hydropower industry has identified the direct and indirect benefits of hydropower in Europe, while suggesting that production could be increased across the continent by about 20% before 2030.
The future for hydro - roundtable discussion
02 March, 2015
Suzanne Pritchard talked to key members of the hydropower industry to discover what they think the future holds for hydropower
How will hydro fare if Scotland votes yes?
01 August, 2014
On 18 September 2014 the people of Scotland are taking part in an historic vote: a vote that will have implications for the whole of the UK. The question they will answer is whether Scotland will stay in the UK - or leave and become an independent state. Suzanne Pritchard seeks representatives from both sides of the border to see how the hydro power industry may fare after the votes have been counted.
Funds for flows: financing hydropower
29 July, 2014
Finance support is increasing for a wide range of hydro developments and research. Report by Patrick Reynolds
Public safety around dams: is it taken seriously enough?
13 March, 2014
Public safety is part of the social licence to operate dams, says Tony Bennett, Chairman of ICOLD’s Technical Committee on Public Safety Around Dams. Here he talks with Suzanne Pritchard and explains why the subject needs to be ranked as an important technical discipline alongside dam safety.
ARE and ESHA sign agreement to promote small hydro
29 October, 2013
The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and the European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to intensify knowledge-sharing and joint work towards promoting small hydro as a sustainable energy solution in rural areas of developing and emerging markets.
Climate change versus Swiss hydro – what happens next?
26 June, 2012
A recent research collaboration has updated previous estimates about climate change’s influence on future Swiss hydro power production. Rolf Weingartner, Bruno Schädler and Pascal Hänggi from the University of Bern give an interesting insight into their work.
Mapping out the way ahead for small hydro
04 November, 2011
Opportunity is knocking loudly on the door for small hydropower in Europe. Even though its future potential has been described as considerable, things are not quite going to plan. It’s now hoped that the publication of a European Stream Map in 2012 will help raise awareness and promote development of the sector.
20 May, 2011
A full range of hydropower projects are developing apace in hydrologically-rich and energy-hungry southeast Asia. Patrick Reynolds spotlights some of the latest schemes
HYDRO 2011: Practical Solutions for a Sustainable Future
19 May, 2011
HYDRO 2011: Practical Solutions for a Sustainable Future, an international conference and exhibition organized by The International Journal on Hydropower & Dams will be held in Prague from 17 to 19 October 2011. Policy-makers, developers, financiers, and hydro practitioners from all parts of the world will attend the event, which will be held at the Prague Congress Centre.
Top 5 developments in hydro
26 January, 2011
As we start what promises to be another eventful year for the ever-changing hydro industry, IWP&DC suggests five developments and projects that are likely to have to the biggest impact on the industry in the near future
Uniting European hydropower
27 October, 2010
Hydropower is the most important renewable resource for energy production in Southeast European countries. However competition between water users is becoming a serious problem. The South East Europe (SEE) Hydropower project has been developed to find a way forward for all water users and balance energy demands with environmental and flooding considerations
Mapping out hydro’s future
27 October, 2010
Small hydro has an important but limited role to play in renewable energy generation, according to the Environment Agency in the UK. In its new mapping project the agency shows where hydropower could be deployed in England and Wales to utilise untapped potential; helping to fulfil important green energy requirements
Fair game in Austria
27 October, 2010
IWP&DC provides a preview to the RENEXPO Austria trade fair, to be held 25-27 November in Salzburg, Austria