Benedito Braga is the president of the World Water Council (WWC). In this video interview, he spoke with us about the water and energy nexus, and hydropower’s role in it. WWC is co-convening a session on the nexus at the 2015 World Hydropower Congress. You can read the interview in full below.
How does hydropower fit into the World Water Council’s work programme?
James Dalton is the coordinator of global initiatives for the IUCN Water Programme. In this interview, he spoke to us about the importance of considering sustainability despite the pressures to address urgent development needs. He will speak in a session on this subject at the forecoming World Hydropower Congress in Beijing.
Mattia Celio is program manager at the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), Economic Cooperation and Development Division. Mattia spoke to us about the importance of early stage assessment for sites with hydropower potential, the role of the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol, and the initial implementation of the tool in Ghana.
The forthcoming World Wind Energy Conference 2015 will focus on wind power innovation for a 100 per cent renewable energy supply, in harmony with the environment and society.
This reflects the World Wind Energy Association's intention to further strive for technological, economic, social improvements while making the benefits of wind power available for all human beings.
In co-operation with the Israeli Wind Energy Association, WWEA invites the renewable energy community from around the world to attend the WWEC2015.
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Nominations have opened for the forthcoming IHA Board elections, which will take place between May and July 2015.
The elections will determine the IHA Board members that will lead the association’s work in the 2015–17 period.
As the Government of Ghana aims to nearly double the country’s installed power capacity to 5,000 MW by 2016, hydroelectricity is expected to play an important role in new development. A number of potential sites have been identified for hydropower projects of a range of sizes, and in 2015 the country will become the first in Africa to use the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol.
In 2013, a proposed new generating station at Keeyask became the first project in Canada to apply the Hydropower Sustainability Assessment Protocol – a framework for assessing projects against a range of social, environmental, technical and economic considerations. Keeyask scored highly across the board and is particularly notable for its partnership with the local indigenous Cree Nations. Dave Bowen, Keeyask Project Manager at Manitoba Hydro, writes about the project.
Occupying the greatest land mass in south-east Asia, Myanmar is among the world’s biggest untapped territories for hydropower, with only 2.6 GW of its more than 100 GW potential having been developed. On 19–20 January 2015, the World Bank Group and the International Hydropower Association host a workshop to explore how the country’s potential can be realised in a sustainable manner.
We have enjoyed a busy year in 2014 that has taken our team around the world, connecting members regionally and participating in many sector events. Here are just some of the highlights of our travels.