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Viewpoints from the Board Room: Black & Veatch


Steve Edwards - the new chairman, president, and chief executive officer of global engineering, consulting and construction firm Black & Veatch - discusses what he sees coming in the future of the hydropower industry globally and the role he sees Black & Veatch playing in that future.

HRW Briefings


News on the global hydroelectric industry from March-April 2014

Selecting Sustainability for Hydropower Designs


The hydropower industry has expended tremendous effort to ensure that new projects are developed with environmental and social sustainability in mind.

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Santo Antonio, Jirau hydroelectric plants under fire as Madeira River floods


Flooding in Brazilian state Rondonia has caused the country's federal court to order new environmental impact studies for the 3,568-MW Santo Antonio and 3,750-MW Jirau hydroelectric projects.

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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.

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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.

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Hatch names new global director of renewable power


Engineering consulting firm Hatch has selected Mario Marchese as its new global director of renewable power.

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Peru gives go-ahead to 600-MW Chadin 2 hydropower plant


Peru's government has given its approval to an environmental impact study conducted by developer Odebrecht Energia for its 600-MW Chadin 2 hydropower project.

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