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New guide promotes biodiversity conservation in hydropower development
22 April, 2021
To help hydropower project developers and operators conserve river...
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Welsh Government launch PIN for tidal lagoon competition
Thursday, March 25, 2021 by The Welsh Government has issued a Prior Information Notice (PIN) in relation to a potential Tidal Lagoon Challenge, inviting interested organisations to participate in soft market testing.

New report suggests energy storage reform needed in the UK to meet net-zero
Thursday, March 25, 2021 by Vital electricity storage capacity needed to help the UK meet its net-zero target – including development of new pumped storage - should be supported by an innovative funding...

Research suggests ageing dams pose growing threat
Monday, January 25, 2021 by A report by the United Nations University has said that by 2050, most of the world’s population will live downstream of dams operating at or beyond their design life, which could...

EMEC starts independent assessment for Verdant Power’s tidal project
Friday, December 18, 2020 by The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has started an independent power performance assessment for Verdant Power following the deployment of three 5th Generation (Gen5) tidal...

Coalition urges governments to step up green recovery
Wednesday, December 09, 2020 by The International Hydropower Association (IHA) is uniting with over 100 leading renewable energy players – as members of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Coalition...

First report published by XFLEX HYDRO initiative
Monday, November 30, 2020 by XLFEX HYDRO – a major EU-funded energy innovation initiative to demonstrate how smart hydropower technologies can deliver a low-carbon, reliable and resilient power system –...

New publication offers guidance on responsible resettlement
Monday, November 02, 2020 by The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has published a new how-to guide to support project developers to identify, manage and avoid risks associated with delivering a...

EU project studies environmental impact of hydroelectric power plants
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 by Researchers have developed new assessment methods and technologies such as a fish population hazard index, fish migration simulations and an open-access decision support tool for...

World Energy Outlook 2020 says Covid response can reshape the future of energy, with renewables taking centre stage
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 by The acceleration of clean energy transitions, and how quickly energy and climate goals are reached, will depend on how governments respond to today’s challenges, the biggest being...

Results released from study into hydropower plants and their effect on fish
Wednesday, October 07, 2020 by An extensive study by a research team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has found modern hydroelectric power plants do not always protect fish better than conventional ones....

Hydropower is a significant renewables employer, says report
Friday, October 02, 2020 by Almost two million people are working in the hydropower industry globally, a new jobs report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has found, making it the third...

Huge potential in hydro-solar hybrids, says new research
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 by Combining hydropower plants with floating solar panels could produce a significant portion of the electricity generated annually across the globe, with almost 380,000...

Collaborative Framework on Hydropower advances discussions
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 by The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has held its second meeting of the Collaborative Framework on Hydropower, advancing the initial discussion from June 2020. With more...

More women needed in Nepal’s hydropower sector says IFC report
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 by A new report from the International Finance Corporation (IFC) has urged companies in Nepal to take action to boost women’s contribution in the hydropower sector.

New study by IHA identifies Asian hydropower plants that could benefit from modernisation
Tuesday, September 01, 2020 by A new study has identified decades-old hydropower stations across Asia that could contribute to the region’s clean energy goals if they were significantly upgraded.

New publication focuses on earthquake engineering for dams
Thursday, August 06, 2020 by A new publication authored by Anil K. Chopra is offering a comprehensive guide to modern-day methods for earthquake engineering of concrete dams.

Hydropower Europe launches 2nd wider stakeholder consultation
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 by Hydropower Europe has launched its second online consultation, seeking feedback from a wide range of hydropower stakeholders on the proposed research and innovation actions listed...

Competition launched to find innovative sediment removal solutions
Thursday, July 23, 2020 by A new prize competition has been launched by the US Bureau of Reclamation to find innovative sediment removal solutions for critical water infrastructure.

New issue of Dam Engineering: Volume XXX, Issue 4
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 by The latest issue of Dam Engineering (Volume XXX, Issue 4) has been published.

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