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Striking a middle ground for dams, people and nature
31 October, 2008
Marc Goichot explains what role conservation organisation WWF will play in the balancing act between energy and ecosystem demands in the Mekong river basin

Hydro training centres on Africa
03 October, 2008
The Kafue Gorge Regional Training Centre is working to fulfill its goal of becoming the home for hydro power training in Africa. Brian H M Makungo gives an insight into the SADC regional facility and looks at hydro’s important role in Zambia’s power industry

Impact of the Sichuan earthquake
13 August, 2008
China’s hydro rich Sichuan Province was recently shaken by the country’s strongest earthquake for over 30 years. Zeping Xu, from the China Institute of Water Resources and Hydropower Research, reports on the impact of the disaster on the province’s dams and reservoirs

Examining hydro's future role
08 July, 2008
A recent workshop in the US helped to redefine hydro power’s role in the changing generation mix. Report by Tom Key and Patrick March

Big plans for small hydro
28 May, 2008
Training workshops and government incentives have formed the basis of successful small hydro development in China. Now the country is working to disseminate small hydro technology on a global basis, explains D Pan

Moving up from Akosombo
30 April, 2008
The Akosombo and Kpong schemes have dominated the hydro sector in Ghana and now, with support from China, the Volta river cascade is to be enlarged with the Bui project. Report by Neil Ford

Taking the empirical approach
29 February, 2008
Practical experience is favoured over design theories in CFRD structures. At a recent symposium in Brazil, delegates heard of the latest experiences worldwide following problems in some dams. Suzanne Pritchard reports

Debating the CDM bonus
16 January, 2008
Carbon credits for hydropower schemes continue to be debated in the face of financial benefits won over approaches to passing the ‘additionality’ test. Report by Chris Webb

Assessing internal erosion
10 January, 2008
Hans Ronnqvist assesses the potential for internal erosion in embankment dams in Sweden, and investigates methods for identifying structures with a high potential for erosion

British Columbia leads small hydro drive
09 January, 2008
Environmental concerns, technological advances and a variety of financial incentives are encouraging the development of hundreds of small hydro projects in Canada, says Neil Ford, with the province of British Columbia leading the way with new schemes

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