Can you even have sustainability and hydropower in the same sentence? It’s a question that for years has challenged development practitioners (and bolstered critics) of this renewable source of energy. But the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is taking steps to help answer this question. Hydropower can be massive in scale. In 2018, electricity generation from hydropower … [Read more...] about Can sustainable hydropower provide more than just electricity?
The Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is the only international, interdisciplinary conference dedicated to the art and science of impact assessment. The IAIA17 Conference, hosted this year in Montréal, Canada, gives us an opportunity to share information, best practices, success stories, innovations, and lessons learned with … [Read more...] about Join us at the 2017 IAIA Conference!
In 2013, hydropower supplied three-quarters of all renewable electricity and nearly one-sixth of the world’s electricity. According to the World Energy Council, the total installed global hydropower capacity has grown by 27% since 2004. Because more than half of the hydropower capacity newly commissioned in 2014 is in China, it is no coincidence that the 5th World … [Read more...] about 3 Ways we can do hydropower better