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New research says dams and reservoirs are reducing the benefits of healthy rivers
09 May, 2019
A global assessment of the location and extent of the planet’s rivers by a team of international researchers has highlighted what it describes as ‘severe degradation’, with just one-third of the world’s longest rivers remaining free-flowing.
The second phase
12 November, 2018
The Lesotho Highlands Development Authority (LHDA) provides information on the Lesotho Highlands Water Project, and details on how work is progressing on Phase II
High-tech fish surveys making a splash in the Himalayas
12 September, 2018
Leeanne E. Alonso, a Biodiversity Specialist with the International Finance Corporation, gives more details about innovative and non-evasive fish documentation for assessing hydropower impacts
Look me in the eye
10 July, 2018
How can the hydro industry tackle concerns and emotions around proposed hydropower and dam developments? And how can it communicate the holistic nature and positive aspects of sustainable projects to opponents? Prompted by an impassioned plea from an amateur photographer’s experience in Iceland, IWP&DC asked industry representatives to share their thoughts on this historically controversial topic.
The modern dam engineer
15 February, 2018
Like many industries, the dam industry is influenced by both internal and external factors which can prompt change. IWP&DC was interested in finding out if such elements have affected the engineer’s working life when inspecting dams. We asked members of the industry for their own thoughts about the role of the modern dam engineer: Has this changed in recent years? Are engineers faced with increased challenges? And will this role continue to evolve?
2017 World Hydropower Congress closes with commitments to better hydro
15 May, 2017
The 2017 World Hydropower Congress concluded with a series of commitments to better hydro, delivered by a broad range of organisations and institutions that participated in Addis Ababa, writes the International Hydropower Association.
16 March, 2016
Hydro projects of all stages continue to make Asia a growth sector. Report by Patrick Reynolds
Malaria impact of African dams
07 March, 2016
New research claims that African dams are linked to over one million Malaria cases annually. Developers of future dam projects are being urged to consider better disease control measures. Furthermore, communication between water and health communities should be improved in order to address Malaria while planning, designing and operating African dams.
New hydropower training centre in Tanzania
24 November, 2015
Arusha Technical College (ATC) in Tanzania is reported to be setting up a hydropower training centre at Kikuletwa power station, which had previously been owned by Tanzania Electric Supply Company (TANESCO).
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
Setting up in Singapore - Q&A with Charles Feild, Black & Veatch
06 January, 2015
Engineering and construction company Black & Veatch has opened a Hydropower Centre of Excellence in Singapore in a bid to help countries in the region look at new ways to harness their hydro resources. IWP&DC spoke with Charles Feild, Black & Veatch Hydropower Director, Asia Pacific, to discover just what this centre will offer to the hydro sector.
Hydro institute set to promote Pakistani development
15 August, 2014
Pakistani hydropower is largely underdeveloped. Only 6500MW of installed capacity is currently in operation out of 54,000MW of potential. A lack of up-to-date technical competence and the retirement of experienced engineers have been identified as potential barriers to further development. The establishment of the national Hydropower Training Institute has been described as being paramount to promote the construction of hydro power projects. Rizwan Ahmad Khan from the Water and Power Development Authority gives more details.
A shared vision for the Nile Basin
12 June, 2014
Jane Baitwa gives more information about the historic efforts of the Nile Basin Initiative. Trans-boundary water cooperation in hydropower development can offer real solutions to national energy challenges, she says.
Introducing the ARC-Boat
06 June, 2014
The ARC-Boat is a remote controlled boat used to deploy river, estuary and reservoir survey technology. HR Wallingford’s Dr Keith Powell and Craig Goff explain how the boat was developed, and look at how it has been delivering value for end users.
Power list: who will infuence the hydropower sector in 2014?
25 March, 2014
Who will be helping to shape the hydropower industry in 2014? The editorial team at IWP&DC reveals a list of the people we think will have major influence on the market this year.
UNIDO supports small hydro development in Nigeria
20 March, 2014
A new 400kW small hydro scheme has been successfully commissioned in Nigeria's Taraba state, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) has announced.
Funding approved for hydro training centre in Pakistan
02 January, 2014
France, in colloboration with the European Union, has signed an agreement that will fund a hydropower training institute in Pakistan.