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Will green bonds boost finance flows to sustainable hydropower?

Will green bonds boost finance flows to sustainable hydropower?

By Jamie Skinner, IIED The Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) has recently expanded the criteria of the Climate Bonds Standard to include sustainable hydropower projects. Over US$1 trillion of green bonds have been issued to date, and by extending its criteria to...

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Construction of Calamities in the Uttarakhand Himalaya

Read the article by FutureDAMS Postdoctoral researcher, Shruti Jain, on the recent dam disasters in the Himalaya, published in Economics and Political Weekly - Construction of Calamities in the Uttarakhand Himalaya.Hydropower projects on the Uttarakhand rivers have...

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World Water Day 2021

World Water Day 2021

22nd March is UN World Water Day and this year's theme is valuing water. The FutureDAMS consortium has a range of activities and events lined up next week to mark the occasion.  We'll be launching new FutureDAMS guides and research, hosting webinars and panel...

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Webinar: Hydropower in LDCs with Chinese characteristics

Webinar: Hydropower in LDCs with Chinese characteristics

Lila Buckley (IIED) & Professor Wang Hua (University of China and PACE)  The focus of this webinar is the dynamics and safeguarding practices of Chinese overseas hydropower investments, providing insight into whether practices are improving and what is driving this....

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Prepare to fail? Dam development in the face of rising disasters

Prepare to fail? Dam development in the face of rising disasters

By Udisha Saklani On the morning of 7th February 2021, India’s Dhauliganga Valley in the northern Himalayan state of Uttarakhand witnessed a tragic flash flood, which was set off by a breach in the Nanda Devi glacier. As a large chunk of snow, fresh water and rocks...

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Still Wasting the Rain?

Still Wasting the Rain?

By Bill Adams Recently, I have found myself wondering how far the world of dams has changed since I began my career.  Thirty years ago, I sat down to write the book Wasting the Rain.  In it, I tried to challenge the dominant approach to large scale water development...

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Politics, power and ambition in Ethiopia’s electricity sector

Politics, power and ambition in Ethiopia’s electricity sector

By Fana Gebresenbet, Biruk Terrefe and Tom Lavers In 1991, Ethiopia had 370MW of installed electric power and 4% grid connectivity, one of the lowest rates in the world. In the 27 years of the Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front’s (EPRDF) rule, both of...

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