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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...
Hydroelectric-solar microgrid installed in Patagonia
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
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
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
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
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
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...