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Mapping out the way ahead for small hydro
04 November, 2011
Opportunity is knocking loudly on the door for small hydropower in Europe. Even though its future potential has been described as considerable, things are not quite going to plan. It’s now hoped that the publication of a European Stream Map in 2012 will help raise awareness and promote development of the sector.

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

Getting in on the act
11 August, 2011
The Hydropower Improvement Act of 2011 looks set to lead the way forward for hydropower development in the US.

Fostering marine and hydrokinetic development: Senate Bill S630
08 July, 2011
Proposed legislation in the US will help foster marine and hydrokinetic development. The National Hydropower Association and the Ocean Renewable Energy Coalition remain hopeful that President Obama will soon sign off Bill S630.

US Supreme Court accepts PPL Montana streambed case
21 June, 2011
The US Supreme Court is to hear an appeal against a Montana court ruling that would require PPL Montana to pay $56M in rent charges for use of riverbeds in the state.

NHA releases ‘guideposts’ for Pacific Northwest power dispute, future planning
10 June, 2011
The National Hydropower Association (NHA) has released a set of ‘guideposts’ for consideration by federal and state policymakers, the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) and other parties to the current debate over electrical generation and transmission in the Pacific Northwest.

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

Hydro Green Energy secures funding, appoints CEO
05 May, 2011
Hydro Green Energy, LLC (HGE), a renewable energy development company with proprietary hydropower technology, has secured an equity capital and project development investment from Texas-based Providence Renewables, LLC. The company has also announced the appointment of Michael P. Maley as President and CEO.

US Senator introduces bipartisan Hydropower Improvement Act
22 March, 2011
US Senator Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, with the support of nine other senators, has introduced the Hydropower Improvement Act of 2011, a bill that seeks to substantially increase the capacity and generation of renewable hydropower resources in the US.

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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