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Video: building a better understanding of greenhouse gases

The International Hydropower Association is working with UNESCO and IEA-Hydro to build a better understanding of hydropower's greenhouse gas footprint and role in mitigation. In December 2014, a group of scientists gathered in London for a workshop as part of the project – in this video they explain its importance and future plans. You can see the full videos with individual participants below.

Sarawak Energy and Hydro-Québec agree memorandum of understanding

Sarawak Energy and Hydro-Québec: sharing hydropower experiences

Sarawak Energy and Hydro-Québec have agreed a memorandum of understanding to share experiences and conduct technical exchanges on hydropower development.

In the video above, Dr Chen Shiun, general manager of research and development at Sarawak Energy, discusses the partnership.

He says: "We think we will be able to learn a lot from the experience in terms of how to address environmental and social issues. This is why we have decided to form a memorandum of understanding – to share information.

Video: "We need to look at water as an integrated sector" – Ben Braga, WWC

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?

IHA Activity Report 2015

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2015 Activity Report

Advancing Sustainable Hydropower is our 2015 Activity Report – a publication that highlights achievements in 2014 and outlines our plans for the future. 

Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese language versions will be available soon. The report includes:

14th World Wind Energy Conference & Exhibition

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. 


Date: Mon, 10/26/2015 to Wed, 10/28/2015
Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Type: Sector event

Ghana: assessing the sustainability of new hydropower sites

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.

Case study: working with indigenous communities at Keeyask

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.


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