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John Briscoe remembered

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.

NuPlanet begins work on 4.5 MW Stortemelk hydroelectric project, South Africa

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.

3rd International Conference on Energy & Meteorology

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.

Key topics include:


Date: Mon, 06/22/2015 to Fri, 06/26/2015
Location: Millennium Harvest House, Boulder, Colorado, USA
Type: Sector event

Bhutan and hydropower: can public happiness drive policy?

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.


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