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.
Canal da Piracema is a 10km-long artificial river which connects the Itaipu reservoir to the Paraná river downstream of the plant, allowing migratory fish to reach spawning and nursery grounds in tributaries upstream of the plant, and return during autumn and winter.
Itaipu Binacional is a main sponsor of the 2015 World Hydropower Congress. The company was established in 1974 to build the and operate the Itaipu hydropower plant, which today supplies 17 per cent of the electricity consumed in Brazil and 75 per cent of Paraguay.
In this video, Jorge habib Hanna El Khouri, engineering and technical director at Itaipu Binacional, talks about how the project has fostered good bilateral relations, and how hydropower fits into Brazil's energy future.
Donal O’Leary has represented Transparency International throughout the multi-stakeholder methodology that created and now governs the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol. In this interview, he discusses the importance of accountability in hydropower development, and how it is addressed by the protocol – a tool that assesses the sustainability of projects across a range of topics.
The results of a Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol assessment of Kabeli-A, a 37.6 MW run-of-river hydropower project under preparation in Nepal, have been published.
The International Hydropower Association (IHA) has been awarded a mark of excellence at the 2015 Association Excellence Awards in the category for best overall international association.
The Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol is a tool that measures hydropower projects across a range of social, environmental, technical and economic considerations. In this interview, Simon Howard, sustainability specialist at the International Hydropower Association, discusses how the protocol can add value. You can read the interview in full below.