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  • Image of the Sustainable Development Goals icons highlighting goal 7 - "affordable and clean energy"

    Sustainable Development Goals: how does hydropower fit in?

    With the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including a dedicated goal to provide universal access to modern energy services, hydropower has an important role to play in the post-2015 development agenda.

    Type:
    Blog post
    Date:
    1 October 2015
  • Workers wearing safety equipment ascending a staircase in a hydropower station

    Seven ways to make a hydropower station a safer workplace

    Hydropower stations can pose significant safety risks to those who work in them, but there is no excuse for injury or death in our workplaces.

    Type:
    Blog post
    Date:
    30 September 2015
  • Photograph of Hidroelectrica staff and contractors in the Surduc-Nehoiaşu headrace tunnel on the day of it

    Hidroelectrica completes the Surduc-Nehoiasu hydropower tunnel

    Hidroelectrica, the Romanian state-owned hydropower company, held an inauguration ceremony on 10 September following the completion of the country’s longest headrace tunnel built since 1984, representing an investment of m

    Type:
    News post
    Date:
    29 September 2015
  • Photograph of Chinese scientists taking measurements in a reservoir

    Greenhouse gas and reservoirs research pushes forward in China

    Although recent studies have shown that the gross greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of Chinese reservoirs were not as high as previously estimated, there are nonetheless increased efforts to measure the GHG exchanges of reservoirs

    Type:
    Blog post
    Date:
    17 September 2015
  • Poatina Re-regulation Storage, Tasmania

    Downstream flows: five points to consider

    I’m going to outline five key issues which the hydropower industry might raise when considering changes to downstream flow regimes.

    Type:
    Blog post
    Date:
    10 September 2015

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