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Interview: developing the G-res tool

We are moving towards the public release of the G-res tool, a framework for reporting the likely greenhouse-gas (GHG) impact of freshwater reservoirs. Yves Prairie, professor of biology at the University of Québec at Montréal and UNESCO chair in global environmental change, is one of the scientists leading on this UNESCO/IHA project. We spoke to him about the final stages in the development of the tool.

What role can hydropower play in new energy markets and growing economies?

Hydropower projects can bring significant benefits to developing and emerging economies, providing essential services such as electricity generation, freshwater management and climate adaptation. As the recent upsurge in global hydropower development continues, the technology is expected to play a key role in new energy markets across the world.

Making hydropower projects bankable

The shift in how hydropower is being developed is marked. The movement from significant projects being developed by large, state-owned organisations concentrating on national projects to international competition and shifting financing and contracting arrangements, including EPC and BOT arrangements, has meant that developers and contractors are increasingly international in their reach.

Growing Economies Energy Forum

The Growing Economies Energy Forum will be held alongside the Africa Energy Forum, a global investment meeting, in London. The Global Economies Energy Forum will host open discussions between government and private sector representatives from Iran, Pakistan, Myanmar and the Pacific Alliance (Peru, Chile, Colombia and Mexico).


Date: Thu, 06/23/2016
Location: InterContinental London - the O2
Type: Sector event

Africa Energy Forum

The 18th annual Africa Energy Forum will be held on 21–24 June 2016 at the InterContinental London – the O2, bringing together Africa’s energy ministries, utilities and regulators, together with investors from around the world.

The Africa Energy Forum is a global investment meeting for Africa’s power, energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors. The forum aims to facilitate a meeting point for European and African developers and investors to build relationships with governments, utilities and regulators from across the African continent.


Date: Wed, 06/22/2016 to Fri, 06/24/2016
Location: InterContinental London - the O2
Type: Sector event

Hidroelectrica to transfer a further 20 hydropower plants in public auctions

Hidroelectrica, the Romanian state-owned power generation company, is continuing with the sale of small hydropower plants. In order to achieve the company’s strategic objectives, the small hydropower plants sales process is proceeding with a new phase. 

Twenty small hydropower plants, grouped in 14 corporate stocks of assets, will be transferred through public auctions either to the private sector or to local communities in Romania. Together, the assets to be sold represent around 17 MW of installed capacity.

23rd World Energy Congress

The World Energy Congress is an international, multi-energy forum for participants to better understand energy issues and solutions from a global perspective. The main theme for 23rd World Energy Congress, 'embracing new frontiers', promises an innovative concept and content.


Date: Sun, 10/09/2016 to Thu, 10/13/2016
Location: Istanbul, Turkey
Type: Sector event

Crisis communications webinar: watch the recording

During times of emergency, the public and the authorities rely on being provided with timely, accurate and relevant information to make the necessary decisions and take action.

This webinar, hosted by the International Hydropower Association, explores how Hydro-Québec, the largest electricity generator and distributor in Canada, has put in place the tools required to communicate efficiently with the public during emergency situations.


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