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British Columbia unveils zebra, quagga mussel defense plan

04/01/2015

British Columbia has increased its efforts to protect itself against invasive zebra and quagga mussels, launching a new US$1 million program aimed at early detection and rapid response to sightings within the province.

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NHA adds Rep. Tonko, White House adviser Dorgelo to annual conference keynote

03/27/2015

The National Hydropower Association is pleased to announce the addition of Congressman Paul Tonko and White House adviser Cristin Dorgelo as speakers during the upcoming NHA Annual Conference, making the event's opening plenary session a can't-miss opportunity.

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DOE, Army, Interior extend partnership for hydroelectric power development

03/25/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior and U.S. Department of the Army for Civil Works have announced that the trio will extend their partnership to advance hydroelectric power development for an additional five years, extending an agreement that stems to March 2010.

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2014 record year for Columbia River salmon, concerns raised

03/25/2015

Salmon returns in the Columbia River, counted at Bonneville Dam, were the largest in 2014 than in any year since 1938, when fish counting began at the site, according to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council.

EMEC collaboration gives wave and tidal energy tech developers free opportunity to test components

03/24/2015

A collaboration between the European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) and the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is giving wave and tidal energy technology developers an opportunity to test their components for free.

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HydroVision International 2015 early bird discounts available now

03/23/2015

HydroVision International 2015 is still more than three months away, but it isn't too soon to save on registrations for the world's largest hydroelectric power event.

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Mark Christian: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

03/18/2015

Mark Christian will graduate this coming year from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville with a PhD in energy science and engineering in a program that is interdisciplinary and allows him to also conduct research at Oak Ridge National Laboratory while completing his degree.
 

Hydropower included in research project

Hydropower included in U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center project

03/16/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy plans to fund a consortium to pursue five identified research and development topics at the nexus of energy and water, one of which includes hydropower.

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Marine and hydrokinetic energy taking center stage at new event

03/13/2015

The inaugural International Marine Renewable Energy Conference (IMREC) and third-annual Marine Energy Technology Symposium (METS) will take place this April in Washington, D.C., bringing together industry leaders and policy-makers from around the world.

R & D Forum

03/10/2015

Research reports and study findings related to hydropower

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Nautricity tidal turbine begins testing at EMEC's Fall of Warness site

03/10/2015

Tidal turbine manufacturer Nautricity has secured a grid-connected test berth at Scotland's European Marine Energy Centre, having successfully completed sea trials at EMEC's non-connected Shapinsay Sound test site in 2014.

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Eliot Meyer: Graduating Fellow of the Hydro Research Foundation

03/04/2015

The Hydro Research Foundation is actively supporting graduate students to conduct research related to conventional and pumped storage hydropower.

OWA studying waterpower reference centre

Information-sharing center studied for waterpower in Canadian province of Ontario

03/04/2015

The Ontario Waterpower Association has awarded a contract to complete a feasibility study for the proposed Waterpower Reference Centre.

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U.S. Reclamation seeks technical services for its hydrologic database

03/03/2015

The Bureau of Reclamation seeks bids to provide technical services to maintain and further develop its Hydrologic Database System.

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International Hydropower Association debuts Young Researcher Award

03/03/2015

The International Hydropower Association has established a new award, called the Young Researcher Award, to recognize and reward emerging talent in the hydropower sector.

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Hydro Research Foundation announces New Pathways for Hydropower report

02/27/2015

The Hydro Research Foundation has released a new report, called New Pathways for Hydropower: Getting Hydropower Built -- What Does It Take?

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.

Tech Notes

02/17/2015

Collection of articles related to hydropower technology

Siemens, HR Wallingford announce dam safety technology partnership

02/16/2015

Siemens UK has entered into a strategic partnership with civil engineering firm HR Wallingford to develop new monitoring tools for dams and flood defense infrastructure.

Hydraulic engineer Sweeney wins NWHA award

Sweeney named recipient of NWHA’s annual Pamela E. Klatt Award

02/13/2015

Charles “Chick” Sweeney, P.E., senior technical fellow with Alden, has been named recipient of the Pamela E. Klatt Award, given by the Northwest Hydroelectric Association (NWHA).

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