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Hydro capacity needs to double by 2050 and more refurb needed – IRENA report
17 February, 2023
If the world is to completely decarbonise and meet the climate goals set...
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Call for papers
Friday, February 10, 2023 by Our sister publication, Dam Engineering, is currently accepting paper submissions on the planning, design, construction & maintenance of reservoirs, dams & barrages + scientific...

Large dams face around 26% loss of storage by 2050 says new research
Friday, January 13, 2023 by Large dams worldwide have lost an estimated 13% to 19% of their combined original storage capacity as a result of trapped sediment, with that number set to rise to 23% to 28% by 2050,...

Report identifies ways to increase renewables, including hydropower, in Kyrgyz Republic
Monday, January 09, 2023 by A new report published by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has identified concrete actions that could help the Kyrgyz Republic reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 44%...

Hydropower could provide additional 1GW of energy for UK says report
Tuesday, November 22, 2022 by Hydropower can realistically provide an additional 1GW of energy for the UK under the right policy framework within a quick timeline, according to a new report.

Conduit hydropower could add 1.41GW of new hydropower in US, says report
Tuesday, November 08, 2022 by A new report has suggested that there are potential opportunities in all 50 states in the US to generate hydropower from existing water infrastructure.

Celebrate hydropower’s achievements on Global Hydropower Day
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 by Today marks the first ever Global Hydropower Day, a day that will celebrate the positive impacts of sustainable hydropower on people and communities around the world.

ORNL report assists hydro operators prepare for impacts of climate change
Friday, September 30, 2022 by The US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) has provided hydropower operators with new data to better prepare for extreme weather events and shifts in...

D-Sediment team named winner of Guardians of the Reservoir Prize Competition
Friday, September 16, 2022 by The US Bureau of Reclamation has selected D-Sediment team as the winner of the Guardians of the Reservoir prize competition for its design solution to remove sediment deposits in reservoirs.

Input sought on new guideline for climate mitigation reporting of hydropower assets
Wednesday, September 07, 2022 by After several months of work with a group of experts, OpenHydro has opened a consultation on the guideline for climate mitigation reporting of hydropower assets.

EGP’s Dam Behavior platform validated at international workshop
Thursday, July 28, 2022 by Enel Green Power’s data driven predictive platform Dam Behavior was validated at the 16th International Benchmark Workshop on Numerical Analysis of Dams, which was organized in...

Global Hydropower Day to be held 11 October 2022
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 by The International Hydropower Association has announced that a new Global Hydropower Day will take place on Tuesday 11 October 2022, and is encouraging the industry to to share...

Govts must accelerate development of hydropower to meet targets says IHA
Wednesday, July 06, 2022 by With the release of its 2022 Hydropower Status Report, the International Hydropower Association has called on governments to accelerate the development of new hydropower capacity or...

New micro hydropower installation set for STEM education role
Friday, June 10, 2022 by An historic tide mill in Suffolk, England, is to install a micro hydropower system in a bid to educate and provide activities around STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,...

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.

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