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Opportunities in Africa
05 October, 2011
The International Centre for Hydropower (ICH) in Norway is committed to promoting capacity building for professionals in the African hydropower sector. As well as highlighting the work ICH is carrying out, Carole Rosenlund and Byman H Hamududu explain how Africa’s immense hydropower resources have the potential to help solve some of the continent’s power problems.

Human Waves
11 August, 2011
The hydropower and dams industry in the West faces the challenge of demographics and aging facilities while infrastructure investment takes off for a new generation. A number of training and education initiatives are being pursued to help overcome skills shortages foreseen in the near future, reports Patrick Reynolds

Into the Jungle: hydroelectric power supply for mining in Sierra Leone
20 May, 2011
Over the past year Dan Kovacek has made several trips to Sierra Leone in support of a hydropower project design. Here he shares his experiences on the project with IWP&DC

Small dams: a big cause for concern in Vietnam
20 May, 2011
Research from a rural commune has demonstrated the need for adequate risk based assessment, responsibility and accountability for small dam safety management in Vietnam. Tuyet Thi Dam, Dr John D Pisaniello and Professor Roger L Burritt explain why the importance of small dam safety should not be underestimated

HYDRO 2011: Practical Solutions for a Sustainable Future
19 May, 2011
HYDRO 2011: Practical Solutions for a Sustainable Future, an international conference and exhibition organized by The International Journal on Hydropower & Dams will be held in Prague from 17 to 19 October 2011. Policy-makers, developers, financiers, and hydro practitioners from all parts of the world will attend the event, which will be held at the Prague Congress Centre.

Top 5 developments in hydro
26 January, 2011
As we start what promises to be another eventful year for the ever-changing hydro industry, IWP&DC suggests five developments and projects that are likely to have to the biggest impact on the industry in the near future

Hydro reaches the PEAK
26 January, 2011
The HydroPEAK project in Norway is researching the interaction between wind and water power. As well as evaluating the current role of renewable energy in the European system today, it is also looking towards the future

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