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Snow monitoring and Italian hydropower
26 October, 2022
Enel and ESA launch new Snow Water Equivalent feasibility study in Italy with Wegaw’s satellite-based snow monitoring solution
Mekong Dam Monitor: Providing a Picture of How Dams Impact the Mekong River
13 July, 2022
Mekong Dam Monitor data reveal impacts of upstream dams and point to ways transboundary cooperation can improve downstream outcomes during times of drought and crisis. Brian Eyler, Alan Basist, Regan Kwan, Courtney Weatherby and Claude Williams give more details.
Satellite sediment management
11 March, 2022
HYPOS is a new toolbox that enables sediment management to be powered by satellite technology and helps hydropower planners and managers overcome the challenges posed by sedimentation.
Aligning with good practice
26 October, 2021
The International Hydropower Association has been engaging with various stakeholders to help build capacity in sustainable hydropower throughout the Western Balkans. With industry-wide sustainability standards and tools available to help guide responsible developments, there is said to be no excuse for hydro projects in 2021 not to be aligned with good environmental and social standards and practices. Suzanne Pritchard reports
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.
Works start at Qairokkum hydro plant, Tajikistan
27 August, 2019
Work has officially started on the rehabilitation of the Qairokkum hydropower plant in Tajikistan, a project that will see the plant’s capacity increase from 126MW to 174MW.
Tailings dam failures – can we minimise the risks?
21 May, 2019
Following the recent catastrophic failure of the Córrego do Feijão tailings dam in Brazil, Craig Goff from HR Wallingford considers the risks associated with these types of dam
Pumping up potential
01 May, 2019
In its recent working paper on pumped storage, the International Hydropower Association tracks the development of the technology set to help power clean energy transition into the future.
An extraordinary challenge
22 February, 2019
IWP&DC spoke with Richard Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of the International Hydropower Association about key lessons he has learned throughout his career
IDB and IHA partner to promote sustainable hydropower
06 September, 2018
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the International Hydropower Association (IHA) are partnering to support sustainable development of hydropower across Latin America and the Caribbean.
DRIP by DRIP
15 March, 2018
Dam safety has become a focal point of attention across India, where the World Bank is supporting an initiative to assist with rehabilitation, safety and project management.
Paris to host World Hydropower Congress in May 2019
14 November, 2017
Paris will be the location for the next World Hydropower Congress, the International Hydropower Association has announced, with the event to be held between 14 and 16 May 2019.
Paris pact on water and climate change adaptation announced
02 December, 2015
A coalition of nations, river basin organisations, business and civil society have announced the creation of the international Paris Pact on Water and Climate Change Adaptation to make water systems more resilient to climate impacts.
Mapping hydropower potential in Madagascar
16 September, 2015
A World Bank-led project in Madagascar seeks to map the country’s small hydropower potential at a detailed level. Hydropower is one of the most promising sources of power for a country where a lack of domestic energy production has placed major constraints on development.
The future for hydro - roundtable discussion
02 March, 2015
Suzanne Pritchard talked to key members of the hydropower industry to discover what they think the future holds for hydropower
The dawning of Aquarius
22 January, 2013
Managing vast amounts of water data is a complex task and some hydroelectric utilities are turning to modern water accounting platforms to help streamline hydrological data. Ed Quilty from Aquatic Informatics gives more details.
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.
The day Wadi Dayqah roared
26 January, 2011
In a country where waterfalls are almost unknown, the discharging spillway of the Wadi Dayqah dams in Oman was a dramatic spectacle. Saleh Hamood Al Harthy, M J Hieatt, J K Hall and M Wheeler describe how the dams have been tailored and tested by two major cyclones
26 January, 2011
Lawrence Haas and Voradeth Phonekeo from the Mekong River Commission Secretariat give an insight into sustainable hydro development in the Lower Mekong River Basin