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Off-grid hydropower boost for agribusiness in Uganda

An initiative in Uganda seeks to help agricultural development by encouraging the implementation of small hydropower projects that deliver electricity to farmers, agribusiness, and other customers in the area surrounding the power plant. Economic analysis indicates that such projects can have a large and positive impact on agricultural production and productivity. What is needed now is investment for such power projects, writes Linda Lee Bower.

Bringing energy to 100 million Africans

Last week, African and European political and business leaders met in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, to lay out bold plans for Africa’s energy future, with hydropower at the forefront.

The meeting, held on 12–13 February, brought together 450 participants from 40 countries, including ministers, diplomats, academics and private and civil society representatives.

The Africa–EU Energy Partnership (AEEP) aims to bring access to modern and sustainable energy services to at least 100 million Africans by 2020. 

Research prize competition on reservoir sediment removal

Federal agencies in the USA have launched a research prize competition to find new or improved techniques to remove sediment from reservoirs in a cost-effective manner.

Canada's Forum on Hydropower

Building on the success of past forums, the upcoming Canada's Forum on Hydropower seeks to update participants on major hydropower projects being built across the country.

Participants will learn how hydropower developers are leading in the delivery of clean and renewable electricity to Canada, North America and around the world. They will also find out how indigenous communities and the industry are partnering on projects and delivering environmental improvements.


Date: Wed, 11/21/2018 to Thu, 11/22/2018
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Type: Sector event

Event: Particles in Europe (PiE) Conference

PiE brings together some of the world’s experts in studies on particles in water.

Hydropower Development 2018

Event description

Hydropower Development 2018 will bring together senior executives and experts from the hydropower industry, as well as policy makers, consultants, technology innovators, engineers, investors, project developers and leading market analysts to discuss the sector's latest challenges and developments.


Date: Wed, 09/05/2018 to Thu, 09/06/2018
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
Type: Sector event

Rapport d'activité et de stratégie 2017-2018

Dans le présent Rapport d'activité et de stratégie 2017-2018, nous décrivons la mission de l'association, à savoir la promotion d'une hydroélectricité durable. Nous revenons sur les réalisations de l'année écoulée et définissons nos objectifs stratégiques pour l'avenir.


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