We received the sad news that on 12 November 2014, water resources expert John Briscoe passed away after a long illness, aged 66. As recognised by the 2014 Stockholm Water Prize, the career he dedicated to alleviating poverty leaves a remarkable legacy.
The International Hydropower Association’s ongoing work with its partners to improve knowledge and inform decision makers on the greenhouse gas (GHG) status of freshwater reservoirs is moving into a new phase.
Hydropower developer NuPlanet has begun construction of the 4.5 MW Stortemelk station near Clarence in the Free State Province, South Africa, after agreeing financing on the project.
Construction of the project is expected to take around two years, with commissioning schedule for mid-2016. It was awarded preferred bidder status under the South African Government’s Independent Power Producer (REIPP) programme.
The 3rd International Conference on Energy & Meteorology (ICEM) provides a unique international platform for showcasing your recent developments, with excellent networking opportunities between scientists, engineers, economists, policy makers and other specialists working at the nexus of energy with weather and climate.
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|Date:||Mon, 06/22/2015 to Fri, 06/26/2015|
|Location:||Millennium Harvest House, Boulder, Colorado, USA|
On 23 October 2014, Australian state-owned electricity generator Hydro Tasmania officially celebrated its 100th anniversary. Over recent months, the company – commonly known as ‘the Hydro’ among local communities – has connected with the public to recognise the contribution of thousands of people to building Tasmania’s hydropower system over the past century.
For those of you planning on flying into Bhutan, don’t watch this – I hadn’t when I flew in and am grateful that I did not.
My ‘agitation’ lasted around five spine-straightening, everything-clutching minutes from when the plane unexpectedly started banking sharply to port into a mountain, until it stopped at the end of a runway after screeching in for a top-speed landing.
On Thursday 4 September at World Water Week 2014 in Stockholm, we collaborated with the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) to convene a seminar on Building effective regulatory frameworks for hydropower: lessons from water governance.
On Thursday 4 September at World Water Week 2014 in Stockholm, we joined with the Centre for Environmental Design of Renewable Energy (CEDREN) and the United Nations Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and Resources (UNU-FLORES) to present a seminar on Water as energy storage for better integration of renewables.
A seminar at World Water Week 2014 brought together learning from Brazil and Sweden to examine how hydropower’s effects on the flow regimes of rivers can be sustainably managed.
The World Bank has published a review of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol providing recommendations on its usage.