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U.S. extends call for fish passage design for Washington's Mud Mountain Dam

02/26/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from firms to develop plans and specifications for construction of fish passage at the Corps' Mud Mountain Dam, a flood control structure on Washington's White River.

Irrawaddy River Basin

World Bank’s US$100 million credit to Myanmar continues hydroelectric infrastructure development in Irrawaddy River Basin

02/26/2015

Some of the 20 planned hydropower plants for Myanmar (formerly Burma), which is located in South East Asia, will be constructed within the Irrawaddy (Ayeyarwady in Burmese) River Basin, according to the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP). Myanmar has numerous hydroelectric projects in development, but last December it received a US$100 million credit from the World Bank’s International Development Association after forming administrative apparatus in the public, private and scientific sectors to manage and develop the Irrawaddy River Basin.  

Sea lion at SeaWorld San Antonio

Sea lions: The definition of operant behavior

02/25/2015

Reading about a proposed bill making it legal to use lethal force to remove sea lions at Bonneville Dam brought me full circle in my career as a journalist covering the hydroelectric power industry. 

Corps seeks firms for geotechnical engineering in U.S. New England District

02/20/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to provide geotechnical engineering services in the Corps' North Atlantic Division, primarily in the New England District.

NHA Annual Conference early bird registration discount ends February 27

02/20/2015

Time is running out for National Hydropower Association members to receive a special early bird registration rate for the NHA's 2015 Annual Conference.

Celsia receives environmental license for Colombia's 325-MW Porvenir 2 hydropower plant

02/18/2015

Colombian power company Celsia S.A. has received an environmental license for the 325-MW Porvenir 2 hydropower plant.

Sao Paulo might limit water access to two days per week amidst ongoing Brazilian drought

02/18/2015

Residents of the world's 12th-largest city are being warned that their access to water might be limited to just two days per week as Brazil's drought continues to strain the South American country.

U.S. seeks biological services for hydro projects in Northwest

02/17/2015

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks bids to provide biological services and quality assurance for its juvenile fish transportation program at five hydroelectric projects on the Snake and Columbia rivers in the Pacific Northwest.

Viewpoint: Scaling Hydropower Development for Success from Mega to Micro

02/13/2015

Scaling hydropower development for success from mega to micro Two recent news items have highlighted the breadth of hydropower development and its role in supporting clean and sustainable energy.

Perspectives: Turning Big Data into Valuable Insights

02/12/2015

I recently attended a marketing workshop at which the instructors discussed, among other things, data … how to get it and what to do with it once you do get it.

Get a sneak peek into the world's largest hydroelectric power event

02/11/2015

The hydroelectric power sector is dynamic, and so is the world's largest event dedicated entirely to hydropower.

Federal budget proposal includes millions for U.S. hydroelectric power, dams

02/10/2015

President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2016 budget requests include a number of requests for both the Department of Energy and Bureau of Reclamation that could provide significant funding for conventional, pumped-storage, and marine and hydrokinetic hydroelectric power.

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