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Call for papers - Small Hydro 2009
14 October, 2008
If you're involved in the growing business of small hydro, be sure not to miss International Water Power & Dam Construction's next international conference and exhibition.

The key to Africa's energy future
03 October, 2008
The world’s second largest continent is increasingly looking to hydro power as a source to satisfy its growing energy needs. Several big projects are currently underway or on the drawing board, writes Norman A Bishop

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

Call for papers - Small Hydro 2009
18 August, 2008
If you're involved in the growing business of small hydro, be sure not to miss International Water Power & Dam Construction's next international conference and exhibition.

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

Water ways
20 June, 2008
Hydroelectric dams are making a comeback in the US. But instead of erecting new structures, savvy engineers are retrofitting existing dams without hydro power facilities, or low efficiency or under sized hydro facilities to harness water’s potential power and provide a clean, renewable source of energy, writes Norman Bishop

Ten years on - celebrating success
18 June, 2008
The Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. Colin Clark, Chair of the CHA Board and Pierre Fortin, President of CHA, are satisfied with past industry successes but warn they cannot be complacent now. The future is bright but much work remains to be done.

Europe seeks small hydro
28 May, 2008
Small hydro is witnessing fresh opportunities within Europe writes Neil Ford, but is there too much red tape when it comes to developing the renewable resource?

Looking at tunnel roughness
03 April, 2008
Research in Kárahnjúkar headrace is providing fresh insight into tunnel wall roughness to estimate headloss. Report by Patrick Reynolds

Benchmarking for hydro in changing energy markets
29 February, 2008
Benchmarking can improve performance in a range of applications including hydro plants, explains Eric Tiffany, senior vice president – power generation at HSB Solomon Associates

Seattle's strategy
29 February, 2008
Seattle’s local utility is developing a knowledge transfer system to operate and maintain the system, explains its dam safety supervisor, Walter L. Davis

Emitting the truth
16 January, 2008
Hydro-Québec has a programme of research underway at Eastmain-1 to help establish the science and facts behind greenhouse gas emissions from hydroelectric reservoirs. Suzanne Pritchard reports

AGL links Kiewa gap
10 January, 2008
The Kiewa Valley cascade was built in the 1950s, and AGL Energy is now completing the 'missing link' with construction of Bogong. SKM's Paul Caplen tells how mainland Australia's biggest hydro plant for more than 25 years is being developed

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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