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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.