Hydropower is undergoing a worldwide renaissance; but what are the factors driving it? In this interview, Richard Taylor, chief executive of the International Hydropower Association, discusses the rate of deployment, the challenges and obstacles, and the wider benefits of hydropower.
How is hydropower financing changing, and how is risk managed in the sector? In this interview, Morgan Landy, director of transaction risk solutions at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), sheds some light. He will also speak at a session on project and financial structuring at the 2015 World Hydropower Congress.
Lei Zhang is an energy specialist at the Asian Development Bank (ADB), with a portfolio that covers projects in Bangladesh, Nepal, India and Bhutan. At the 2015 World Hydropower Congress he is speaking in a session on hydropower investment; in this interview he discusses the changing spectrum of investors, focusing on the case of Nepal.
The 2015 World Hydropower Congress is being hosted in Beijing, China on 19–21 May 2015. To attend, you will need to obtain a visa to travel to China – this five-step guide explains how.
The Chinese sturgeon is classified as one of China's class 1 protected animals. This video explores the partnership work between China Three Gorges Corporation and WWF to protect the Chinese sturgeon in Asia's longest river, the Yangtze.
WWF is convening a session on connectivity for aquatic species at the 2015 World Hydropower Congress in Beijing, China. Find out more here.
Stefan Schmutz is a professor at the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences in Vienna, Austria, and heads the Institute of Hydrobiology and Aquatic Ecosystem Management. In this interview, he discusses the state of knowledge on aquatic species, and the challenges that hydropower developers face in addressing connectivity.