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New micro hydropower installation set for STEM education role
10 June, 2022
An historic tide mill in Suffolk, England, is to install a micro...
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Slope instability-related geohazards investigated in Melamchi, Nepal
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 by A new project has investigated the land displacement hazards in the upstream part of the Melamchi River, Nepal, in response to the destructive flood disaster that occurred there on...

Investment needed in long duration energy storage says new report
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 by The UK needs to invest in up to 24GW of Long Duration Electricity Storage (LDES) – including pumped storage hydro – if it is to be cost-effectively and securely decarbonised by 2035,...

Dam project wins People’s Choice Award in Bentley Education’s Future Infrastructure Star Challenge
Friday, February 11, 2022 by As part of a Bentley Education program designed to inspire young minds to advance infrastructure and develop digital skills, Rodman Raul Cordova Rodriguez, won the People’s Choice Award...

Investments in hydro set to increase in 2022 says new research
Wednesday, February 09, 2022 by Hydropower capacity in 2022 is set to exceed 1200GW and investments will climb to $36.3 billion, new research from Rystad Energy has suggested, with hydro set to solidify its position...

IHA release new guide on engaging with Indigenous Peoples
Tuesday, December 21, 2021 by A new guide has been released which details how hydropower developers can protect the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

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...

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