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Low carbon investments in sustainable water infrastructure must be prioritized says IHA
06 December, 2011
The importance globally of prioritising low carbon investments in sustainable water infrastructure was highlighted this week during a side event to the COP17 Conference in Durban, Mobilising finance and investments for water security and climate resilience, by Cameron Ironside, Programme Director, International Hydropower Association (IHA).

Malaysia’s Sarawak Energy Berhad first to receive hydropower sustainability assessment tool training
21 November, 2011
Employees of Sarawak Energy Berhad, Sarawak, Malaysia, recently completed the world’s first Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol (Protocol) training session for hydropower stakeholders, organised by the International Hydropower Association (IHA).

Helping hydro to prosper
03 November, 2011
A minor mention for hydro in a new government strategy could help boost development of micro projects in the UK.

Hydro Tasmania’s Trevallyn first project assessed using Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol
20 October, 2011
Hydro Tasmania has hosted a contingent of international visitors to conduct a world first sustainability assessment of the Trevallyn Power Station in Australia.

Opportunities in Africa
05 October, 2011
The International Centre for Hydropower (ICH) in Norway is committed to promoting capacity building for professionals in the African hydropower sector. As well as highlighting the work ICH is carrying out, Carole Rosenlund and Byman H Hamududu explain how Africa’s immense hydropower resources have the potential to help solve some of the continent’s power problems.

World Bank support for Vietnam hydro
11 August, 2011
The 260MW Trung Son power plant is the first hydro project to receive World Bank funding in Vietnam

Human Waves
11 August, 2011
The hydropower and dams industry in the West faces the challenge of demographics and aging facilities while infrastructure investment takes off for a new generation. A number of training and education initiatives are being pursued to help overcome skills shortages foreseen in the near future, reports Patrick Reynolds

Global tool to advance the sustainability of hydropower projects launched
17 June, 2011
The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, a comprehensive tool to assess the sustainability of hydropower projects globally, was launched yesterday at the International Hydropower Association (IHA) 2011 World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower.

An international forum for sustainable hydropower
06 June, 2011
2011 IHA World Congress on Advancing Sustainable Hydropower takes place in Iguassu, Brazil, from 14-17 June. Here we take a look at what visitors to this pivotal event can expect

Eastern blossoms
20 May, 2011
A full range of hydropower projects are developing apace in hydrologically-rich and energy-hungry southeast Asia. Patrick Reynolds spotlights some of the latest schemes

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.

World Bank approves funds for power transmission in Nepal
13 May, 2011
The World Bank has approved a US$38M assistance package for Nepal to help construct a transmission line and substations to evacuate power that will be generated in the Kabeli corridor in eastern Nepal, facilitating efforts by Nepali private hydropower developers to arrange financing for their projects

Top 5 developments in hydro
26 January, 2011
As we start what promises to be another eventful year for the ever-changing hydro industry, IWP&DC suggests five developments and projects that are likely to have to the biggest impact on the industry in the near future

Sustainable considerations
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 [1]

Tool of the trade
25 January, 2011
Joel Avruch Goldenfum presents details on the UNESCO/IHA GHG Measurement Guidelines for Freshwater Reservoirs

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