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Water under the bridge?
22 December, 2010
Ten years have passed since publication of the World Commission on Dams’ final report. Suzanne Pritchard spoke to some of those involved in this revolutionary process in the big dams debate. But is WCD still topical now in 2010, or is it all just water under the bridge?
IHA adopts the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol
21 December, 2010
International Hydropower Association (IHA) members have confirmed support for the Association’s adoption of the revised Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, ensuring that the Protocol excels as a sustainability assessment tool to measure and guide performance in the hydropower sector.
Fair game in Austria
27 October, 2010
IWP&DC provides a preview to the RENEXPO Austria trade fair, to be held 25-27 November in Salzburg, Austria
The key link in the Waitaki chain
20 September, 2010
The refurbishment of Benmore hydropower station in New Zealand is on track for completion by January 2011. Johan Hendriks gives more details about the work taking place
20 September, 2010
Brian Yanity and Brian Hirsch present an analysis of conventional and in-stream hydro power in the Yukon River watershed
IHA announces publication of GHG Measurement Guidelines
06 September, 2010
A major milestone has been reached in the UNESCO/IHA Greenhouse Gas Status of Freshwater Reservoirs Project with the publication of the GHG Measurement Guidelines for Freshwater Reservoirs.
Hydro project engineering costs
09 August, 2010
One of the first questions owners ask is ‘what will be the cost of engineering services’. This paper discusses the effect of documented/non-documented designs on project engineering costs, based on detailed man-hour data obtained from 17 hydro projects ranging in size from the 6.4MW Maggoty development in Jamaica, to the 2304MW La Grande 3 development in Quebec. By J L Gordon, P.Eng
Filling the knowledge gap on CDM
07 July, 2010
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has issued a Policy Statement that explains the workings of the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) and looks in detail at the current and potential future role of hydropower projects within it. IWP&DC discovers why the association believes it is important to raise awareness of the CDM amongst the hydro community
Brazil to host IHA 2011 World Congress
29 April, 2010
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced that its 2011 World Congress will be held 14-17 June 2011 in Iguassu Falls, Brazil.
01 April, 2010
Construction work on Uganda’s Bujagali scheme finally began in late 2007. Here we present a profile of this controversial 250MW project
IHA releases policy statement on the Clean Development Mechanism (CDM)
24 March, 2010
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has issued a Policy Statement on the Clean Development Mechanism which calls upon governments to elevate the future of the CDM, post-2012, on their agendas for Mexico (2010) and South Africa (2011), while encouraging future CDM reform to address current disincentives to hydro power reservoir projects.
IHA establishes South American office
11 March, 2010
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has established its first Regional Office – in South America – at the Itaipu Technological Park in Iguassu, Brazil. The office will be hosted by IHA Platinum Sponsor, Itaipu Binacional.
Hydro set to ease economic woes
05 February, 2010
A recent study in the US is urging the government to support hydro power to help it steer the country back to economic recovery through the creation of thousands of new jobs
IHA central office vacancies – closing dates extended
04 January, 2010
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is currently seeking to fill the positions of Programme Director and Sustainability Officer, to be based at IHA’s central office in Surrey, UK, with the closing date for applications extended to 11 January.