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Rare artefacts in the Polihali Dam basin
25 November, 2021
A rare artefact dating back to the 19th century has been discovered...
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BC Hydro planning to decommission dam to allow fish passage
Thursday, October 07, 2021 by 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
Friday, September 24, 2021 by 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
Thursday, September 23, 2021 by 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
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 by 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
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 by 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
Friday, September 17, 2021 by 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
Wednesday, September 08, 2021 by 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
Tuesday, September 07, 2021 by 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
Monday, September 06, 2021 by 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
Thursday, August 26, 2021 by 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
Monday, January 25, 2021 by 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
Thursday, January 14, 2021 by 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
Wednesday, December 02, 2020 by 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...

Hydroelectric-solar microgrid installed in Patagonia
Monday, September 28, 2020 by Hydroelectric power, combined with solar and a batter storage system, is powering facilities in the Patagonia National Park

WaterNSW outlines plans to replace ageing Gin Gin weir
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 by Australian utility WaterNSW is planning to replace an existing century-old weir on the Macquarie River with a more environmentally suitable structure, with plans to be unveiled to...

Eel bypass installed in Trevallyn Dam in Australian first
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 by Hydro Tasmania has installed an eel bypass in Trevallyn Dam in Launceston to protect the short-finned eel (Anguilla australis), the first time any dam in Australia has been fitted with...

Researchers suggest major dams could protect against projected sea rises, with substantial consequences
Friday, February 14, 2020 by New research has suggested that two large dams could be a solution to protect more than 25 million Europeans against the consequences of an expected sea level rise of several metres...

Teesta-V rated an example of international good practice
Thursday, August 08, 2019 by The Teesta-V hydropower station, in Sikkim, northern India, has been rated as an example of international good practice in hydropower sustainability, according to an independent report.

New research says dams and reservoirs are reducing the benefits of healthy rivers
Thursday, May 09, 2019 by A global assessment of the location and extent of the planet’s rivers by a team of international researchers has highlighted what it describes as ‘severe degradation’, with just...

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