While there is considerable opposition to dams and reservoirs in the Western world, reservoirs built to store water during the rainy season so it can be used during the dry season can save lives and secure values when the rains fail.
The concept of environmental design in regulated salmon rivers describes how to evaluate, develop and implement measures to improve living conditions for salmon populations in regulated rivers, while taking hydropower production into account. Watch our three minutes introduction film.
CEDREN has issued three policy briefs that synthesize findings of the HydroBalance research project highlighting the relevance of the research on hydrobalancing to policy and offering recommendations for change.
HydroBalance user partners are invited to the third annual user meeting in Trondheim 13th - 14th September 2016.
Can microgrids be a way to electrify remote off grid areas? An EEA-funded project with Norwegian and Romanian partners will test a hydropower-based microgrid in a protected area far from the central transmission grid.