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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

Redefining border lines
12 January, 2021
IWP&DC gives an update on Mekong River developments, plus new research which looks at the importance of subnational river borders.

An unprecedented year
07 January, 2021
We probably all agree that 2020 was an extraordinary year but how has the hydropower and dam industry fared throughout this global pandemic? Suzanne Pritchard reports.

Untapping potential
22 December, 2020
A recent webinar looked at the prospects for hydropower development and modernisation across Central Asia and the Caspian region

First report published by XFLEX HYDRO initiative
30 November, 2020
XLFEX HYDRO – a major EU-funded energy innovation initiative to demonstrate how smart hydropower technologies can deliver a low-carbon, reliable and resilient power system – today publishes its first major report.

World Energy Outlook 2020 says Covid response can reshape the future of energy, with renewables taking centre stage
13 October, 2020
The acceleration of clean energy transitions, and how quickly energy and climate goals are reached, will depend on how governments respond to today’s challenges, the biggest being the Covid-19 crisis, the World Energy Outlook 2020 report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) suggests.

Alperia takes stake in Hydrodata, launches new project
12 October, 2020
Alperia has announced it has acquired a majority stake in Hydrodata, and is launching Water 4.0 – a project with applications in both the hydroelectric and general water sectors.

Manufacturing methods explored for flat-pack hydro energy solution
06 October, 2020
Manufacturing methods for a patented water wheel capable of combating electricity scarcity in developing countries are being explored by developer Carruthers Renewables and the University of Strathclyde’s Advanced Forming Research Centre (AFRC), part of the National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS).

XFLEX HYDRO flexible technologies decision-tools under development
08 September, 2020
New tools to assist hydropower plant owners to make decisions about investing in technologies for enhanced operational flexibility are being developed by the XFLEX HYDRO project

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.

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 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.



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