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Hydropower associations team up to set Covid-19 recovery pathway
19 May, 2020
Sixteen international and national organisations representing the global hydropower sector have released a joint statement setting out guiding principles for energy infrastructure policy in the Covid-19 recovery.
Hydropower and the impact of COVID-19
18 May, 2020
A recent webinar organised by Norwegian Energy Partners gave an update on COVID-19 and its impact on the hydropower industry. Carrieann Stocks provides an overview from the webinar and also looks at how others in the industry are dealing with this unprecedented situation
Good practice guidance seeks Indigenous communities’ consent for hydropower development
11 May, 2020
New sustainability guidance has been developed to give increased confidence to local communities, industry and investors that hydropower projects can be successfully developed while respecting Indigenous People’s lands, rights and culture.
IHA and IRENA coalition call for renewables-driven recovery
29 April, 2020
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has teamed up with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and more than 100 renewable energy organisations to issue a joint call for action urging policy-makers to prioritise green growth as part of their Covid-19 recovery plans.
Learning the language of sustainable hydropower development
27 April, 2020
Alain Kilajian, Sustainability Specialist at the International Hydropower Association, tells IWP&DC how he is working to promote sustainability in hydropower development
New hydro will help build a sustainable energy future suggests IRENA report
22 April, 2020
Hydropower capacity will need to increase 60% by 2050, with pumped hydro storage capacity needing to double, to help create a sustainable future energy system a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) suggests.
Indian hydro sector proves itself as power restored following Covid-19 vigil
22 April, 2020
India’s hydropower sector was heralded last week for restoring electricity to tens of millions of households following a huge plunge in demand in what is perhaps the largest electricity experiment the world has ever seen
Hydropower over the next decade
15 April, 2020
Prior to the outbreak of COVID-19, IWP&DC asked members of the industry for their thoughts on what the next decade may entail for hydropower development across the globe.
Deadline extended for $1m assessment fund for sustainable hydropower projects
07 April, 2020
The deadline for the Hydropower Sustainability ESG Assessment Fund announced in February has been extended to 1 June 2020. The decision comes as a response to the general disruption caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
How is the hydropower industry responding to the COVID-19 pandemic?
06 April, 2020
IWP&DC takes a look at how the hydropower industry is dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, and what measures are being put in place by companies throughout the industry. This article is being constantly updated as we get new information so please share your company’s updates with us and we will add them here
Revisiting the debate on large dams
03 April, 2020
Twenty years have passed since the World Commission on Dams issued its final report. Christopher Schulz from the University of Cambridge in the UK asks if the commission mattered and what have been its impacts and legacies?
Hydropower embraces digitalisation
27 March, 2020
Digitalisation has become one of the buzz words to take on greater significance in recent years, but just how is the hydro industry embracing this revolutionary concept?
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
Hydropower operations and maintenance strategies subject of new handbook
11 March, 2020
A handbook and series of case studies on hydropower operations and maintenance (O&M) has been published by the World Bank to help enhance the efficiency and reliability of the worldwide hydropower fleet.
IHA launches $1m assessment fund for sustainable hydropower projects
21 February, 2020
A new sustainability fund has been launched to aid hydropower project developers and operators in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas to benchmark and raise their social and environmental performance, with the first call for proposals having an April 2020 application deadline.
Major new initiative launched to showcase new hydro technologies
11 December, 2019
An €18million four-year project has been launched that will showcase new and innovative hydropower technologies and support the integration of variable renewables such as wind and solar into the power grid.
IHA releases new hydropower benefit sharing guide for developers and operators
29 October, 2019
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 and operation.
Hydro development in Uzbekistan
01 October, 2019
IWP&DC spoke with Khasan Khasanov, Head of Department at JSC Uzbekgidroenergo, about the development of hydropower across Uzbekistan