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Hydropower Balkans 2019 will bring key decisions makers together at dedicated platform
03 June, 2019
The 3rd Annual International Investment Summit and Exhibition Hydropower Balkans 2019 (to be held 7-8 November 2019 in Belgrade, Serbia) is a dedicated platform that will bring together ministers, major investors, decision-makers of flagship hydropower plants, and investment project initiators, as well as regulators, in a concerted effort to efficiently execute key projects for hydropower construction and modernisation all over the Balkan region.

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.

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.

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).

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.

ARE and ESHA sign agreement to promote small hydro
29 October, 2013
The Alliance for Rural Electrification (ARE) and the European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to intensify knowledge-sharing and joint work towards promoting small hydro as a sustainable energy solution in rural areas of developing and emerging markets.

RusHydro and Alstom extend cooperation
24 June, 2013
RusHydro and Alstom are to extend their cooperation within joint venture company AlstomRusHydroEnergy LLC for the reconstruction and upgrade of the Cascade Kubansky hydro power plants in south Russia.

Alstom inaugurates new technology centre
04 February, 2013
Alstom has unveiled the new headquarters of its global technology and hydropower centre in Grenoble, a centre of expertise which carries out all hydropower research and development for the company.

Extreme dam building
18 January, 2013
Construction of the Taishir hydroelectric project in Mongolia has demonstrated that RCC dams can be successfully designed and built in extreme environmental conditions. Jack Linard and Erik Hansen report.

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.

Fulfilling a bold dream – the St Lawrence-FDR Power Project
01 April, 2010
The year 2008 saw New York Power Authority celebrate the 50th anniversary of its St. Lawrence-Franklin D. Roosevelt Power Project on the St Lawrence River. Here we take a look back over the years and discover just how Franklin D. Roosevelt’s dream of harnessing the hydro potential of the river’s international rapids became a reality

Manapouri power station - taking on the challenges
01 April, 2010
The Manapouri hydro power station is New Zealand’s largest hydro facility with a current maximum output of around 730MW. The project is located in an area that has received World Heritage status, and as a result the project must be operated under strict environmental standards

Creating Kárahnjúkar
01 April, 2010
A remote wilderness region of eastern Iceland is the scene of the Kárahnjúkar hydro power project

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

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

01 June, 2006
Norway, on the west coast of Europe, has a total area of 324,220km2 with a population of 4.6M (July 2005 estimation, CIA Facts). Total electricity consumption has decreased from 120,925GWh in 2002 to 115,157GWh in 2003. According to IEA energy Statistics, total production during 2002 was 130,604GWh, which included 257GWh from coal, 16GWh from oil, 198GWh from gas, 213GWh from biomass, 154GWh from waste, 39GWh from other sources and 129,727GWh from hydro.

31 May, 2006
The very geography of Canada has led to the Canadian energy industry’s expertise in the generation and transmission of electricity, in particular hydroelectric power. The paradox of Canada’s vast geography is that it poses an energy supply problem to the 32 million people scattered over 10Mkm2, while at the same time offering a solution to the energy demands of its inhabitants. One of the least densely populated countries in the world, with a rigorous climate and large distances between population centres, Canada has been graced with water, whether falling or running or still water, and thus water-based power ready to meet Canada’s relatively high per capita energy use.

Call for papers
22 May, 2006
A call for papers has been issued for the 2007 Hydro Sri Lanka conference.

Promoting sustainable development
16 March, 2006
The UNEP Dams and Development project was set up to promote dialogue about the role dams play and the problems they cause

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