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IHA urgers leaders at COP27 to unlock the barriers to hydropower development
As world leaders gather in Sharm el-Sheikh for COP27, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has one, clear message to governments: “unlock the barriers to hydropower...
New technology tracks fish through the Cloud
Researchers at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have developed a new acoustic receiver that can transmit near-real-time information on fish tracking to the digital cloud...
New tech aims to improve sustainability for fish and hydropower
New technology has been released designed to improve fish attraction and passage at dam facilities by efficiently supplying stable, dissolved oxygen throughout fish passageways.
Hydropower’s role in achieving net zero and energy security is focus of global campaign
A new campaign calling for urgent investment in hydropower to combat climate change, accelerate progress towards net zero and strengthen energy security is being spearheaded by...
Research investigates sustainable dam siting in the Amazon
New research has been published that details a new computational approach for evaluating basin-level tradeoffs between hydropower and ecosystem services, with the goal of...
Rare artefacts in the Polihali Dam basin
A rare artefact dating back to the 19th century has been discovered during archaeological excavations currently underway as part of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project Phase II’s...
BC Hydro planning to decommission dam to allow fish passage
BC Hydro has announced it plans to decommission the Wilsey Dam and Shuswap Falls Powerhouse on the Shuswap River to allow salmon access to historical spawning habitat in the river.
International leaders back landmark hydropower declaration
A bold new blueprint for sustainable hydropower is set to be launched today at the 2021 World Hydropower Congress with the support of governments, NGOs and international agencies.
Teesta-V wins 2021 IHA Blue Planet Prize
NHPC Limited’s Teesta-V hydropower project in India has been named the winner of the 2021 IHA Blue Planet Prize for excellence in sustainable hydropower development.
Good practice guide released for hydropower in conservation areas
Guidance has been released to help hydropower planners design and implement projects that carefully co-exist with and support protected conservation areas.
New hydropower coin issued by Swissmint
Swissmint has announced the release of a new 20-franc silver “hydropower” coin, honouring the promotion of renewable energies and the sustainable use of resources. The fine coin is...
Hydrogen and hydropower collaborate to tackle climate change
The green hydrogen and sustainable hydropower sectors are set to collaborate to achieve net zero, with the newly formed Green Hydrogen Organisation (GH2) and the International...
Global support for ‘game-changing’ new hydropower certification scheme
A new sustainability certification scheme for hydropower was launched today at the World Hydropower Congress, with leading hydropower companies and international organisations...
Calls for sustainable hydropower to address climate change
The need for sustainable hydropower to tackle the climate emergency was the subject of discussion on the opening day of the World Hydropower Congress, with both Malcolm Turnbull and...
No future hydro development in World Heritage sites commits IHA, as new duty of care for protected areas announced
Progressive and stringent safeguards for hydropower development in Protected Area has been announced today by the International Hydropower Association (IHA), accompanied with an...
Fortum to improve fish passage at Leppikoski hydropower plant
Fortum is to implement a dam by-pass solution this year at the Leppikoski hydropower plant on the Hyrynsalmi route in the Oulujoki river system in Finland.
Platform to promote sustainable sediment management
A global collaborative platform of leading research and academic has been launched to share knowledge on how to best support sustainable sediment management.
Hydro powers agrochemical product production
More than 60% of Apatit mining and beneficiation plant’s output is to be produced using green electricity after PhosAgro signed a contract for the supply of 100MW of hydropower with TGC-1.
Voith participates in FIThydro
Voith has announced it is engaged in the Europe-wide Fish Friendly Innovative Technologies for Hydropower (FIThydro) project as part of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research...