Mike Muller is the commissioner of South Africa's National Planning Commission. Speaking in May 2015 at the World Hydropower Congress, he discusses the case for hydropower's inclusion in climate funding.
You can download slides from the 2015 World Hydropower Congress here.
Let me begin with a story. In the 1930s, the US Bureau of Reclamation had a very ambitious plan to divert water resources from the western slope of the Colorado Rockies to the dryer eastern slope. This was to be achieved by a series of dams and reservoirs, including hydropower stations.
Hydropower generation has always dominated the Brazilian energy matrix. It stands out from other sources due to its low cost and intrinsic characteristics. But what does the future hold in a country that has developed nearly half of its hydropower potential?
We are pleased to announce the results of the election of the IHA Board to serve for the period to October 2017.
Members of the association voted over the recent weeks, with the deadline for ballot forms closing on Friday 24 July.
The elected candidates are as follows:
María Isabel Gómez Ochoa is sustainable development manager at Empresas Públicas de Medellín (EPM) in Colombia. In this interview, she discusses the company's approach to climate change, and how hydropower can contribute to managing water resources.
Hydropower is not a new industry. We’ve been building hydroelectric dams for over 100 years. So what have we learnt? Are we getting any better at the design and construction of dams, and is dam safety improving?
Building on a global network of scientists from renowned research institutes and leading corporations, Eurosolar and WCRE will bring together scientific, economic, legal and political experts to present their newest insights into the usage of storage for renewable energy.
|Date:||Tue, 03/15/2016 to Thu, 03/17/2016|
The International Conference On Water Resources And Hydropower Development In Asia Conference And Exhibition, organised by the The International Journal on Hydropower & Dams, will cover areas such as:
|Date:||Tue, 03/01/2016 to Thu, 03/03/2016|
The 18th International Conference on Water Resources, Coastal and Ocean Engineering aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results about all aspects of water resources, coastal and ocean engineering.
It also provides the premier interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in these fields.
|Date:||Thu, 02/11/2016 to Fri, 02/12/2016|
|Location:||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
The World Future Energy Summit (WFES) is dedicated to advancing future energy, energy efficiency and clean technology.
It brings together government leaders, thought leaders, entrepreneurs, investors and thousands of visitors to experience the latest developments in future energy.
The event is an opportunity to network, launch, discover and build new partnerships.
Find out more at www.worldfutureenergysummit.com.
|Date:||Mon, 01/18/2016 to Thu, 01/21/2016|
|Location:||Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates|