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KfW Development Bank backs Mozambique's GET FiT program to encourage hydropower investment
07 November, 2023
Mozambique's determined drive to bridge its electricity deficit while harnessing its substantial hydropower potential and other renewable energy resources has found strong support from the KfW Development Bank.
UNIDO report reveals transformative impact of small hydropower on sustainable energy access
06 September, 2023
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has released the World Small Hydropower Development Report 2022 (WSHPDR), offering critical insights into the role of small hydropower projects (SHPs) in sustainable industrial development and global energy access.
Annual renewable power must triple by 2030 to achieve climate goals, says IRENA report
22 June, 2023
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has released its World Energy Transitions Outlook (WETO) 2023, emphasizing the urgent need for a significant increase in renewable power capacity. The report highlights the importance of tripling annual renewable power additions by 2030 to stay on track with the 1.5°C climate target set by the Paris Agreement.
Nepal set to become centre of excellence in sustainable hydropower with new partnership
03 March, 2023
Over 60 hydropower professionals in Nepal are benefiting from training on the Hydropower Sustainability Standard thanks to a new partnership between the International Hydropower Association’s (IHA) Sustainability Team and the Nepal Hydropower Association.
Training – more relevant than ever
12 January, 2023
As the clean energy transition gains momentum, and with an ever-increasing pressure on existing water resources and evolving best practices, there has never been a more important time to build skills and capacity within the water power and dams industry. IWP&DC asked members of the industry to share their thoughts on why training is now more relevant than ever.
Bridge contract awarded as part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project phase II
08 September, 2022
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has awarded WRES Senqu Bridge Joint Venture the contract for the construction of the Senqu Bridge - the largest of the three bridges that will be constructed under Lesotho Highlands Water Project phase II to span the Polihali reservoir.
More than a mark of assurance
24 August, 2022
For more than 20 years the Low Impact Hydropower Institute in the US has provided an independent, science-based analysis of a hydropower project’s impacts on its ecosystem.
Not all AI has the same IQ
22 July, 2022
When it comes to streamflow forecasting, can AI models beat existing approaches? Marshall Moutenot of Upstream Tech discusses which problems AI is a good fit for, when it’s not a great choice, and how to apply it most effectively
Mekong Dam Monitor: Providing a Picture of How Dams Impact the Mekong River
13 July, 2022
Mekong Dam Monitor data reveal impacts of upstream dams and point to ways transboundary cooperation can improve downstream outcomes during times of drought and crisis. Brian Eyler, Alan Basist, Regan Kwan, Courtney Weatherby and Claude Williams give more details.
Never be afraid of a new challenge
03 March, 2022
IWP&DC interviews Karen Atkinson, SMEC’s Deputy Chief Operating Officer for South East Asia, who has been elected to the board of the International Hydropower Association in the East Asia and Pacific region.
Looking to FutureDAMS
16 February, 2022
New pragmatic tools have been developed for rethinking how river basins and power grids interact to jointly create societal benefits
Support for certification
11 November, 2021
Leading hydropower companies and international organisations have declared their support for a new sustainability certification scheme for hydropower
Teesta-V wins 2021 IHA Blue Planet Prize
23 September, 2021
NHPC Limited’s Teesta-V hydropower project in India has been named the winner of the 2021 IHA Blue Planet Prize for excellence in sustainable hydropower development.
Good practice guide released for hydropower in conservation areas
21 September, 2021
Guidance has been released to help hydropower planners design and implement projects that carefully co-exist with and support protected conservation areas.
Dam development in Indonesia
14 September, 2021
Members of the Indonesia National Committee on Large Dams give an overview of recent activity across the country’s dam industry
Global support for ‘game-changing’ new hydropower certification scheme
08 September, 2021
A new sustainability certification scheme for hydropower was launched today at the World Hydropower Congress, with leading hydropower companies and international organisations declaring their support.
No future hydro development in World Heritage sites commits IHA, as new duty of care for protected areas announced
06 September, 2021
Progressive and stringent safeguards for hydropower development in Protected Area has been announced today by the International Hydropower Association (IHA), accompanied with an historic no-go commitment on any future development in UNESCO-designated World Heritage Sites.
LHDA launches tender for Polihali dam construction
10 August, 2021
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) has launched a tender for the Polihali Dam, marking an important milestone for Phase II of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project.
The Carruthers Waterwheel
19 January, 2021
New micro hydro technology is bringing electricity to rural communities around the world. The first waterwheel to be patented in 138 years, development of the innovative Carruthers Waterwheel ignores previous design assumptions and applies modern understanding of hydraulics and the basic laws of energy. Report by Dr Alexander Sancho and Dr Ekaterina McKenna