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U.S. to seek fishway temperature improvements at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam

10/31/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to seek bids for construction of structures to provide fishway temperature improvements at 810-MW Lower Granite Dam on the Snake River in Washington.

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Brazil’s hydroelectric facilities almost dry due to drought

10/29/2014

Opinions vary and scientific data mounts as to why Sao Paulo, Brazil, is experiencing one of the country’s most severe droughts in recorded history. But, all affected by the drought agree – many of the hydroelectric facilities that serve Sao Paulo are below 10% capacity. 

Bank trains Laos hydropower operator in environmental, social management

10/29/2014

The World Bank's International Finance Corp. (IFC) is helping train Laos' largest hydropower operator, EDL-Generation Public Co., to improve its management of environmental and social risks.

DR Congo seeks staff recruitment for agency to promote Inga hydropower complex

10/29/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest from firms to recruit staff for the agency tasked with development and promotion of the estimated 42,000-MW Inga hydroelectric complex on the DRC's Congo River.

Study: Current dam operation in California could be bad for native fish species

10/28/2014

Results of a recent study identified 181 dams in California most in need of attention to protect fish, particularly native species. 

EU on track to meet 2020 renewable energy targets

10/28/2014

Greenhouse gas emissions within the European Union fell by almost 2% between 2012 and 2013, putting the EU close to its 2020 reduction target, according to data released this week by the European Environment Agency.

Brazil state grants environmental license to 807.5-MW Tres Irmaos hydro project

10/28/2014

State environmental regulator Companhia Ambiental do Estado de Sao Paulo has issued an environmental operating license to a unit of Triunfo Participacoes e Investimentos S.A., allowing it to operate the 807.5-MW Tres Irmaos hydroelectric project on Brazil's Tiete River.

DR Congo seeks strategic economic, social study of Inga hydropower complex

10/27/2014

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) invites expressions of interest to perform a strategic environmental and social study of the anticipated effects of developing the estimated 42,000-MW Inga hydroelectric complex on the DRC's Congo River.

Two hydro projects win Projects of the Year awards at HydroVision Brasil 2014

10/27/2014

The editors of HRW-Hydro Review Worldwide and Hydro Review magazines congratulate the two winners in the 2014 Hydro Projects of the Year awards program, presented last week during HydroVision Brasil in Sao Paulo. 

U.S. seeks firms for hydraulic, hydrologic engineering in Northwest

10/23/2014

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms able to perform hydraulic and hydrologic engineering for water resources projects in Oregon and southwestern Washington.

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Russia again seeks system integrator for hydrometeorological modernization

10/22/2014

The Russian Federation invites expressions of interest from consultants to act as system integrator for its second national Hydromet modernization program. 

Canada, B.C. agencies grant environmental approvals to 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydro project

10/16/2014

Environment Canada and the environment and forestry ministers of British Columbia have granted final environmental approvals for BC Hydro to construct the 1,100-MW Peace River Site C hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

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