Occupying the greatest land mass in south-east Asia, Myanmar is among the world’s biggest untapped territories for hydropower, with only 2.6 GW of its more than 100 GW potential having been developed. On 19–20 January 2015, the World Bank Group and the International Hydropower Association host a workshop to explore how the country’s potential can be realised in a sustainable manner.
We have enjoyed a busy year in 2014 that has taken our team around the world, connecting members regionally and participating in many sector events. Here are just some of the highlights of our travels.
International Water Power & Dam Construction magazine, an IHA member, has recently launched a series on influential women in hydropower. In the first of a series of articles, IWP&DC spoke with Aida Khalil, sustainability specialist at the International Hydropower Association.
The International Hydropower Associations has been shortlisted in three categories of the Associations Excellence Awards 2015.
Last year, the African Union (AU) marked its 50th anniversary with the launch of Agenda 2063, a bold new vision for the continent’s future. What role can hydropower play in achieving it?
Working in Saudi Arabia for over five years, Manitoba Hydro International (MHI) has been assisting Saudi Electricity Company (SEC) to expand the overall knowledge and experience of local utility staff.
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.
The International Hydropower Association’s ongoing work with its partners to improve knowledge and inform decision makers on the greenhouse gas (GHG) status of freshwater reservoirs is moving into a new phase.
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.