Business

The National Hydropower Association says that due to the impacts and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, they have decided to cancel Waterpower Week in Washington 2020 and postpone the International Conference on Ocean Energy (ICOE) to 2021. In a statement on its website, NHA said: “As you know, the safety of our staff and attendees...
Dam Safety

Owners of reservoirs in the UK will be expected to apply the lessons learned from the Toddbrook Reservoir incident, after the government accepted a series of recommendations made in a report by the government’s reviewer of reservoir safety, Professor David Balmforth. According to a report on the website of the Department for Environment, Food &...
New Development

The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) reported that a three-person tribunal has been established for a dispute involving the US$52 million, 20-MW Mamacocha hydro project in Peru. According to BNamericas, in September, ICSID registered a claim filed by U.S. company Latam Hydro and its Peruvian subsidiary CH Mamacocha against Peru’s government over...
Business

As of March 6, according to the Asian Development Bank, the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak affects the People’s Republic of Chia and other developing Asian economies through numerous channels, including sharp declines in domestic demand, lower tourism and business travel, trade and production linkages, supply disruptions and health effects. What could be the magnitude of...
Government and Policy News

The European Commission today unveiled its much-anticipated Climate Law, which is intended to drive Europe to climate neutrality by 2050. It proposes a legally binding target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and sets a direction of travel for all subsequent EU policy. Launching the act in Brussels today, EC President Ursula von der Leyen said: “We...
Jobs and People

Yuba Water Agency in the U.S. state of California has announced that General Manager Curt Aikens will retire effective January 2021, and Assistant General Manager Willie Whittlesey will take the reins July 1. Whittlesey formerly was assistant general manager. In that role, he assisted with all aspects of agency operations and management, including reducing flood...