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    Africa agency seeks upgrade of Zambezi River water information system


    The Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM) invites expressions of interest from consultants to help modernize the Zambezi Water Information System (ZAMWIS) to meet needs of Zambezi riparian countries of Africa.

    Malawi seeks design for rehabilitation of Kamuzu Dam, evaluation for Kamuzu Dam 2


    The government of Malawi invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform detailed design and bid preparation for rehabilitation and raising of Kamuzu Dam as well as dam evaluation for Kamuzu Dam 2.

    Afghans seek dam safety, environmental-social panels for 100-MW Naghlu hydro rehabilitation project


    Afghanistan national utility Da Afghanistan Breshna Sherkat (DABS) invites applications from consultants to serve on a dam safety advisory panel and an environmental and social advisory panel for rehabilitation of the 100-MW Naghlu hydroelectric project on Afghanistan's Kabul River.

    Canada seeks public comment on Tazi Twe hydroelectric project


    The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is seeking public comment on the potential environmental effects of the proposed Tazi Twe hydroelectric plant.

    Colombia utility seeks water quality modeling for 2,400-MW Ituango hydroelectric project


    Colombia utility Empresas Publicas de Medellin (EPM) invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop water quality models for the proposed reservoir and downstream of the 2,400-MW Ituango hydroelectric project in Colombia.

    OWA adds to best practices for hydroelectric power developers


    The Ontario Waterpower Association has released two new best management practices (BMPs) for hydroelectric power development in conjunction with Canada Water Week.

    Angola seeks water resources plan for hydro-rich Cuanza River


    Angola's National Water Directorate invites expressions of interest from consultants to develop an integrated water resources management plan for the hydropower-rich Cuanza River.

    Brazil state seeks water resource plan for Pium River Basin


    Brazil's Tocantins State invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare a water resource plan for the Pium River Basin in Tocantins.

    U.S. seeks design, habitat creation projects on Lower Colorado River


    The Bureau of Reclamation invites applications for qualification to perform design and construction of habitat creation projects on the Lower Colorado River in three states.

    Brazil state seeks two basin water resource plans


    Brazil's Bahia State invites expressions of interest from consultants to prepare water resource plans for the Verde and Jacare River Basin and for the Itapicuru River Basin in Bahia.

    Volta Basin Authority seeks hydrological studies of African basin


    The Volta Basin Authority invites expressions of interest to review and recommend a hydrological management system for the six-nation Volta Basin of Africa.

    Corps seeks firms to perform hydraulic, hydrologic work in Great Lakes, Ohio River Division


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks information on firms capable of providing hydraulic studies for dam break analysis, hydrologic data, drainage system design, flood planning, water quality monitoring and navigation studies.

    Corps awards contract for Hydrologic Engineering Center services


    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a maximum US$6.4 million contract to Northwest Hydraulic Consultant Inc. to provide hydrologic and hydraulic planning, analysis, modeling, software development and other services for its Hydrologic Engineering Center.

    Proposals could impact production at 80-MW Denison hydropower project


    A Lake Texoma community organization is requesting changes to water use laws that could have an impact on hydroelectric power generation at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Denison Dam.

    Latin bank extends calls for modernization, expansion of 1,890-MW Salto Grande hydro project


    The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) has extended the deadline for expressions of interest from consultants to advance modernization and expansion of the bi-national 1,890-MW Salto Grande hydroelectric project on the border of Argentina and Uruguay.

    Argentina seeks study of four-plant 220-MW Las Canas-Gastona-Medina hydro complex


    Argentina's federal planning ministry seeks bids to study a multi-purpose water complex on the Las Canas, Gastona and Medina rivers that would include four hydroelectric projects totaling 220 MW.

    Mozambique seeks hydraulic, flood study of Limpopo River Basin


    Mozambique's national water directorate invites expressions of interest from consultants to perform a hydraulic and flood study of the Limpopo River Basin in Mozambique.

    Corps awards architect-engineer contract for Great Lakes and Ohio River Division


    Tetra Tech/Pond & Co. has won a US$9.5 million contract for architect-engineer services for a range of military and civil works projects in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Great Lakes and Ohio River Division.

    Hydro Buyer's Guide website update provides great new features


    An update to the Hydro Buyers' Guide online at HydroWorld.com provides a clean new look and many updated features, including products and services grouped into seven broad categories for ease of use.

    LIHI certifies two small hydropower plants to end 2013


    The Low Impact Hydropower Institute's governing board awarded low-impact certification status to two projects in December.

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