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IHA release new guide on engaging with Indigenous Peoples
21 December, 2021
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Hydropeaking on the decline says new research
Monday, December 13, 2021 by Rivers impacted by hydroelectricity generation are seeing fewer fluctuations in flow according to a new paper studying the phenomenon of hydropeaking.

International teams share USBR prize fund for hydro reliability work
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 by Seven teams have been selected by the US Bureau of Reclamation to share $80,000 in prize awards as phase one winners in a competition seeking to improve reliability in hydropower facilities.

New lab for hydropower research
Wednesday, September 15, 2021 by Alpiq, HYDRO Exploitation, Forces Motrices Valaisannes (FMV) and the School of Engineering of the HES-SO Valais-Wallis are teaming up to develop industrial expertise in the field of...

New report says hydropower needed to limit global warming will fall short by 300GW
Friday, September 10, 2021 by A new report by researchers from the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has found there will be an over 300GW shortfall in the amount of hydropower needed to limit...

World Bank-ESMAP launches survey on gender gaps in hydropower sector
Thursday, July 22, 2021 by The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP), in partnership with the International Hydropower Association (IHA) and the Global Women's Network for the...

Public comment invited on global hydropower certification scheme
Friday, July 16, 2021 by A new scheme that will see hydropower projects around the world independently rated and certified for their environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance is now open for...

IHA publishes 2021 Hydropower Status Report
Friday, June 11, 2021 by The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has announced the release of its 2021 Hydropower Status Report, with this year’s report underscoring need for rapid growth to achieve net zero.

New research highlights hydropower’s role in supporting green hydrogen
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 by The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has released a research and policy paper which outlines how hydropower could be pivotal in supporting growth in green hydrogen.

New guide to digital twins calls for industry to avoid mistakes that beset BIM
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 by A new guide to digital twins in construction and infrastructure has been developed to show the industry how to make the most of the technology while avoiding the pitfalls that...

New guide promotes biodiversity conservation in hydropower development
Thursday, April 22, 2021 by To help hydropower project developers and operators conserve river system biodiversity while generating renewable energy, the International Hydropower Association (IHA) has published...

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...

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