The 2015 World Hydropower Congress is being hosted in Beijing, China on 19–21 May 2015. To attend, you will need to obtain a visa to travel to China – this five-step guide explains how.
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.