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A large undertaking
05 December, 2016
IWP&DC provides an update on construction work being carried out or recently completed at selected large dam projects across the globe
Mott MacDonald to develop climate resilience guidelines for hydro and dams
22 November, 2016
Mott MacDonald has announced it has been appointed by the World Bank to develop technical guidelines to improve climate resilience for the hydropower and dams development community.
IHA to host side events at COP22
10 November, 2016
The International Hydropower Association has announced it will host two side events at COP22 in Marrakech, Morocco, next week.
RWE Innogy inaugurates small hydro scheme in Scotland
25 August, 2016
RWE Innogy’s 3MW Cia Aig Hydro Scheme has been officially inaugurated in Scotland by Paul Wheelhouse MSP, Minister for Business, Innovation and Energy together with Hans Bünting, Chief Operating Officer Renewables of RWE International SE .
IHA expands knowledge networks initiative
24 August, 2016
The International Hydropower Association is expanding its knowledge networks initiative to include eight topics identified as the most challenging for the sector.
World Bank suspends funding for Inga 3
26 July, 2016
The World Bank Group has announced it has suspended disbursements of funding to the Inga-3 project in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), due, it says, to the Government of DRC’s decision to take the project in a different strategic direction to that originally agreed in 2014.
Climate Bonds Initiative launches Hydropower Technical Working Group
20 July, 2016
The Climate Bonds Initiative has launched a Hydropower Technical Working Group (TWG) to assess and develop Criteria for climate-friendly investment in the sector.
IHA appointed accredited observer of the Green Climate Fund
06 July, 2016
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has been approved as an accredited observer of the Green Climate Fund.
Addis Ababa to host 2017 World Hydropower Congress
07 June, 2016
The 2017 World Hydropower Congress will take place in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the African Union Commission on 9–11 May 2017, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced.
IHA publishes 2016 Hydropower Status Report
12 May, 2016
The 2016 Hydropower Status Report is now available to download from the International Hydropower Association (IHA).
A fair share: sharing the waters of multipurpose reservoirs
19 April, 2016
The multipurpose functions of reservoirs can create competition and conflict, prompting an increasing need for wise stewardship of global water resources. Sharing the water uses of multipurpose hydropower reservoirs is now the focal point of a framework recently produced by Electricite de France and the World Water Council. Suzanne Pritchard reports.
Hidroelectrica to sell further hydro assets
14 April, 2016
Romanian power firm Hidroelectrica is offering a further 20 hydropower projects for sale by public auction, following an auction last year that saw 32 plants put up for bidding.
IHA’s Blue Planet Prize open for participation
14 March, 2016
The International Hydropower Association has announced that its Blue Planet Prize – which recognises hydropower projects that demonstrate excellence in sustainable development – will be awarded in 2017 and is now open for participation.
Interview: IHA President Ken Adams
08 March, 2016
Ken Adams has been re-appointed as President of the International Hydropower Association for a second term. Here he speaks to IWP&DC about his achievements and hopes for the future.
33GW of new hydro capacity commissioned in 2015, says IHA
03 March, 2016
A new briefing from the International Hydropower Association has indicated that 33GW of new hydropower capacity was commissioned in 2015 worldwide, including 3.2GW of pumped storage.
Hydropower looks set to grow over next three years, IHA survey suggests
15 February, 2016
Hydropower development is set to grow over the next few years, according to the results of a survey recently conducted by the International Hydropower Association.